Formally known as the Cardiff International Arena, this is a thoroughly modern venue in the heart of the city center. The arena is huge enough for the largest exhibitions and pop concerts. Performances range from children's shows and ice spectaculars to renowned bands and soloists in concert. Shirley Bassey has performed here and so have the Tele-tubbies. Exhibitions include jobs fairs, craft shows and technology shows. Tickets for exhibitions can be bought at the door. Tickets for major concerts and events need to be booked well in advance.