The Point, Cardiff

The Point, Cardiff

The Point is a church-turned-popular music venue in Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales.

The Point is situated in the old merchant's quarter of Mount Stuart Square. The square was named after Lord Mountstuart, who represented Wales in Parliament during the Napoleonic period. The focal point of the square was a church, constructed around 1900, that would later be turned into The Point.

The church was constructed in 1900 to replace a temporary iron frame church and opened as the chapel of St. Mary's. In 1912, it became a separate parish under the name of St. Stephen.

The parish was deconsecrated in 1992 and the church was used as a community center and theater until 2001, when it was purchased by its current owners. Tremendous renovations in 2003 transformed the church to a venue for live music performance. The entire building was restored and much of the original architecture was kept, including all the stained glass windows. The Point is now equipped with a fully functional and permanent stage, lighting system, in-house PA, and projection system.

The Point also plays host to Bogiez Rock Club, one of Cardiff's most highly regarded rock and metal clubs.It runs on the 1st 3rd and 5th Saturday of every month.

ee also

*List of cultural venues in Cardiff

External links

* [ The Point]
* [ What's on at The Point]
* [ Bogiez Rock Club]

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