The Civic Halls have been at the heart of our city for more than 80 years.
Now attracting performers and visitors from across the world, the call for a major entertainment venue first began in the 1920s.
The Civic Hall was designed by young architects Lawrence Israel and Edward Douglas Lyons in what was their very first job.
The official opening of the brand new Civic and Wulfrun halls took place on Thursday May 12 1938.
Playing host to rock royalty is par for the course for the Civic Hall, but in the 1960s it also opened its doors to the real thing.
Never has the phrase 'the show must go on' been more suitable at the Civic and Wulfrun Halls than during the Second World War.