Swansea’s historic venue is set to become a buzzing hub for young people interested in creative industry careers in the week before The Biggest Weekend.

Between Monday, May 21 and Thursday, May 24, BBC Radio 1’s Academy will be based at Swansea Grand Theatre.

With a week of free events for 16-24 year olds, the Academy aims to provide exciting career advice and inspiration, and includes a host of live broadcasts, performances, star Q&As and workshops with industry professionals and famous faces.

BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend is taking place on the late May bank holiday weekend and coming to Swansea’s Singleton Park on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26.

Across four nations in the UK and over four days, it will be the BBC’s biggest ever celebration of music across TV, radio, online and mobile. There will be performances in Swansea from the biggest and best-loved names in music including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Niall Horan, Craig David, Jess Glynne, Wolf Alice, J Hus and many more.

All information and ticketing for BBC Radio 1’s Academy will be run through the BBC’s website at bbc.co.uk/biggestweekend.

For regular visitors to Swansea Grand Theatre, it is worth noting that some of the building’s usual services will be closed to access throughout the week, including Footlights Bar and Restaurant.

The main foyer area and box office will be open as usual to those who want to purchase tickets for upcoming shows, as will the box office phone number and online shop at swanseagrand.co.uk.