Opened in 1997 as part of the major Laganside redevelopment programme, this city centre concert hall and conference centre is a striking architectural addition to the city's riverfront. Inside the glass-fronted three-storey building are two bar areas, a gift shop, several coffee spots and the Arc Brasserie. The spacious foyer also holds regular free art exhibitions. Performances in the main 2245-seat arena range from big-name performers and classical music to cheesy tribute bands and international opera and ballet. Many of the city's business conferences are based here, and the 380-seat Studio provides a more intimate setting for drama, comedy and music events.