TODAY it stands forlorn, but Swansea's Albert Hall celebrates a landmark anniversary this weekend.
The building on Craddock Street opened its doors for the first time 150 years ago on Sunday as a music hall, evolving years later into a cinema.
But it has remained closed since its last business, as a bingo hall, left the property in 2007, and metal fencing now stands around much of its outside for safety reasons.
Two years ago, a campaign to safeguard the hall was launched, and attracted support from all over the world.
Campaigner Ian Howells, originally from Penclawdd, said: "The anniversary makes it even more poignant that it has yet again been left to fall into a very bad state of repair.
"So many rumours have gone around of late about its future but nothing seems to have changed in the long seven years since it closed.
"It is sad to see the building is now a danger to the passing public and is surrounded by fencing.
"Recently part of a window covering on the front has fallen off only to reveal the building's original Victorian window frames behind, just a little more proof that behind that fencing sits one of the UK's oldest and grandest Victorian music halls."
Swansea's University of Wales Trinity St David and Swansea Council have confirmed they are still working towards bringing the privately- owned building back into use. It had been earmarked for a major transformation had Swansea Bay won the bid to be UK City of Culture 2017.