The Senedd in Cardiff Bay

The Senedd in Cardiff Bay

Senedd event spaces

Published 01/09/2022   |   Last Updated 17/02/2024   |   Reading Time minutes

The Neuadd and the Oriel are situated across two floors, surrounding the Siambr (debating chamber) at the heart of the Senedd.

During opening hours, both levels of the Senedd are open to the public with a public gallery and coffee shop upstairs for visitors.

Events can be held in the Neuadd or Oriel, Monday - Friday:

  • Full day: 10.00 –15.00
  • Lunchtime: 12.00 - 14.00
  • Evening: 18.00 – 20.00, when we are closed to the public. (Tuesday – Thursday only.)

The Neuadd includes a purpose-built fully accessible stage with a backdrop overlooking Cardiff Bay, and can accommodate up to 140 guests. For smaller events, the Oriel is the perfect option for a more informal set-up.

Ideal for:

  • Receptions
  • Performances
  • Networking events
  • Awards Ceremonies
  • Lectures
  • Information stands


All floors of the Senedd are accessible.


The Neuadd

Neuadd Capacity:

Theatre-style seating: 140

Standing: 160  

Neuadd event space dimensions:

15 x 9m


The Oriel

Oriel capacity:

Theatre-style seating: 30

Standing: 120

Oriel event space dimensions:

9 x 6m

Please note that all capacities shown are based on minimal furniture in the room. Capacities can vary depending on other Senedd activities taking place.

We can offer both spaces with a higher combined capacity, assessed on a case-by-case basis.