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International Concert Series 2019/20

Gwasgwch yma i ddarllen y wybodaeth yn Gymraeg / Press here to read this info in Welsh.

From Prague to Reykjavik…
Fifteen World Class Concerts

Whether your taste is for classical, choral or contemporary, this year’s International Concert Series is sure to have something for you. With visiting orchestras and ensembles from the European Union, Moscow, Prague and Reykjavik, together with some of today’s most distinguished soloists, we’re certain you’ll want to join us for some or even all of the concerts on offer.


A top-class line up of soloists includes pianists Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Peter Donohoe, Steven Osborne and Llŷr Williams, cellists Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Daniel Müller-Schott, violinists Nicola Benedetti, Sayaka Shoji and Tasmin Little, guitarist Craig Ogden and horn player Benjamin Goldscheider.


Benefits of booking a package:

  • You can save up to 30% on your tickets and, if you book now, you can pay over six months (interest free), making your money go even further
  • First choice of seats for all our featured concerts this year
  • A Subscribers Discount Card
  • Buy additional tickets now, or nearer the time, for friends and family at your subscription discount rate
  • Buy your programmes in advance and get a discount – £3.00 in advance, £3.50 on the day.

Benefits of booking all 13 concerts:

  • An invitation to our party on the opening night of the season
  • Two FREE lunchtime concerts of your choice
  • A discount card entitling you to 10% off hot drinks and snacks in the Gin Lounge and bars.
  • The biggest full season subscription discount we have ever offered, making
    enjoying all the concerts even more affordable
  • A whole year of superb concert going to look forward to!
 No of  concerts 10 11 12 13 
 Discount   10%   10%   10%   15%   15%   20%   20%   20%   25%   30% 

Please book via Box office on 02920 878444.

Download subscription form


Single tickets are available in person, by post and on-line where you can select your own seat. 

PRICES: £10.00, £15.00, £22.00, £29.00, £36.00, £43.00

Platinum Tickets also available. 

Disabled people (plus one companion) half price, Claimants. Friends of St David’s Hall, £2.00 off full price ticket.

Seniors discount: Over 65 – 10% discount. Concessions not available on Platinum or introductory tickets.

PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS (plus one companion) may have stalls tickets for the lowest ticket price for each concert (excluding the £10.00 ticket). These can be booked in advance. Please see information on our Personal Assistant/ Carer scheme ‘Hynt’ here.

For every full price paying adult, 1 child goes free – tickets for other children can be bought at £5.00 each. Tickets offered subject to availability.

£5.00 per ticket up until 6:30pm on the day of the performance. ID must be produced or full price will be charged. Tiers 10 and 12 and side stalls only. Tickets booked on-line must be collected on the evening of the show.

Early Birdbook and pay before Saturday 7th September, Groups of 10 or more £3.00 off full price ticket, £1.50 after this date. Groups of 20 or more £4.00 off full price ticket, £2.50 after this date. Please contact the Box Office on tel no: 029 2087 8444. St David’s Hall, The Hayes Cardiff CF10 1AH.

St David’s Hall is committed to promoting orchestral and classical music to as wide and diverse an audience as possible. So if you are not sure that a classical music concert is your cup of tea, or you simply may wish to test the orchestral concerts waters for the first time and experience first hand the amazing sound of an orchestral concert, then this price of £10.00 won’t break the bank! Who knows, you may just love it!


(please click here for more information)

Pre-Concert Talks (FREE)
One hour before each of our concerts we have a 30-minute insight into the music and the context to the performance. These popular events are accessible and informative and a great way to get more from your
concert experience.

Classical Roadmap Talks (FREE but ticketed)
With fun live illustrations on piano and with guest musicians and a potpouri of audio excerpts, these light-hearted presentations will help you join the dots in classical music history and introduce you to a whole new world of listening. Suitable for the complete novice and seasoned concert-goers.

Before each International Concert Series performance, we will be hosting young performers on the Level 3 day stage of St David’s Hall from the region’s music schools. These performances last for a maximum of 25 minutes and aim to offer young artists the opportunity to showcase their skills and expand their profile as a musician. This is a fantastic opportunity for these young people who are at the start of their musical
journey and it offers them the chance to experience the work of some of the world’s most prestigious performers and conductors.

For more information about tickets, parking, etc, please click here.

ICS Concert Coach Return Journey Only £5! 

Do you love classical music, but have difficulty accessing transport services to experience live orchestral concerts at St David’s Hall? 

For just £5, you can now sit back and relax on a return coach journey provided by the venue and arrive in time for the pre-concert talk at 6.30pm!

We will be running the service for 4 x concerts next season:

Wednesday 9th October 2019 - Moscow
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 – Craig Ogden
Monday 18th May 2020 – Aurora with Nicola Benedetti
Saturday 6th June 2020 – RLPO with Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The ICS Concert Coach is a trial scheme and if successful, we aim to provide a service for several future ICS performances with additional routes added according to demand. For this trial service, the following pick-up / drop-off points are times are available:

   Pick Up Point  Time
 Llanwit Major   Railway Station   4.45pm 
 St Athan  Bus Stop by the cenotaph   4.55pm
 Rhoose  Opposite Spar  5.04pm 
 Barry  Railway Station  5.17pm
 Barry  Police Station  5.22pm
 Dinas Powys  Texaco Garage  5.37pm 
 Penarth  Town Centre (Arcade bus stop)   5.52pm

To book your seat on the ICS Concert Coach, please call our Box Office on 029 2087 8444 or book online by 'upgrading your experience' 
after selecting your seat, and adding it to the basket. 

This service is only available to ICS Concert ticket holders, and coach places must be booked 24hrs before the performance date. 

Plus, as a little thank you for being one of the first to catch our ICS Concert Coach, your coach ticket entitles you to a free ice cream during the interval. 

Leave the transport to us, and make friends with other classical music fans before experiencing the thrill of the ICS at St David’s Hall!

November 2019

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