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

* [http://www.thepointcardiffbay.com/ The Point]
* [http://www.iheartcdf.co.uk/events/venues/the-point/ What's on at The Point]
* [http://www.bogiez.net/ Bogiez Rock Club]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Point — can refer to:Entertainment * Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. * The Point, Milton Keynes, an entertainment complex in Milton Keynes. * The Point, Cardiff, a church turned music venue in Wales. * The Point!, an animated film, album, and musical… …   Wikipedia

  • Cardiff Airport — Maes Awyr Caerdydd IATA …   Wikipedia

  • The Original All Blacks — The 1905 Original All Blacks. The Original All Blacks (also known simply as The Originals ) were the first New Zealand national rugby union team to tour outside Australasia. They toured the British Isles, France and the United States of America… …   Wikipedia

  • Cardiff University Students' Union — ( Undeb Myfyrwyr Prifysgol Caerdydd in Welsh) is the students union for Cardiff University and the largest in Wales, and, like most other students unions, aims to promote the interests of its students. It is located in Cathays, Cardiff, spanning… …   Wikipedia

  • The O2 (Dublin) — The O2 It s Built, They re Coming Former names The Point Theatre General information Type …   Wikipedia

  • The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception — or Mystic Christianity is a Rosicrucian text, written by Max Heindel (ISBN 0 911274 34 0) Western Wisdom Teachings The first edition was printed in November 1909, it has little changed since then and it is considered to be Max Heindel s magnum… …   Wikipedia

  • The European Tour — Gira de Dolly Parton Lugar(es) Estados Unidos,Canadá,Suecia,Inglaterra,Países Bajos,Noruega,República de Irlanda,Irlanda del Norte,Dinamarca,Escocia y Gales. Fecha de inicio …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cardiff Blues — Rugby team teamname = Cardiff Blues nickname = Blues imagesize = 90px shortname = founded = 2003 ground = Cardiff Arms Park capacity = 13,500 location = Cardiff, Wales country coach = flagicon|Wales Dai Young league = Magners League season = 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • Cardiff — For other uses, see Cardiff (disambiguation). City and County of Cardiff Dinas a Sir Caerdydd Clockwise from top: Cardiff Bay, the Senedd, Cardiff University and the Millennium Stadium …   Wikipedia

  • Cardiff Arms Park — Infobox Stadium stadium name = Cardiff Arms Park nickname = The National Stadium location = Cardiff, Wales coordinates = coord|51|28|43|N|3|10|57|W|display=inline,title broke ground = opened = 1881 renovated = 5 October 1912, 1934, 1956, 7 April… …   Wikipedia