The Wales Millennium Centre is a venue for the performing arts. Since its second phase was completed in 2009, its two theaters and one hall host a variety of programs including concerts, opera, dance, theatre and ballet. The most distinctive architectural feature is the steel dome coated with copper oxide. The foreground was the West Bute Dock from 1839 until the end of the 20th century. In 2000, it was converted into a large public square and amphitheater appropriately named the Oval Basin. After the death of a native-born, popular novelist, it was renamed the Roald Dahl Plass (place) in his honor.