Canolfan y Clefyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Canolfan y Clefyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3DE
  • Telephone 01970 623232
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 8am–11pm; Sun noon–8pm.
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Canolfan y Clefyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wales's largest arts centre opened in 1970 and features a 312-seat theatre, a 900-seat concert hall, a studio and a cinema, plus gallery spaces, cafés, bars and shops. Operated by Aberystwyth University, it has over 700,000 visitors every year and maintains programmes of theatre, cinema, music, dance, the visual arts, stand-up comedy, talks & lectures, and other events.

The centre is situated in the University's Penglais campus, accessible by the 03 bus which runs to and from the town centre every 20 minutes between 7.40am–7.40pm during term time. The nearest train station, Aberystwyth, is in the town centre next to the main bus and coach station, and is approximately 11 minutes away by bus. The campus has large car parking which is free to the public after 5pm and at weekends.

  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Open since: 1970

Events at this venue

There are 24 events at this location

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Andy Parsons: Live & Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Parsons is satirical and politically witty.

Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Cadw'r Fflam Yn Fyw

Members of Cwmni Theatr Maldwyn and Ysgol Theatr Maldwyn perform songs from well-known musicals.

Sat 6 May

Chris & Pui Roadshow

CBeebies favourites Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee present a show packed with songs, games and fun for the smallest members of the family.

Elaine Paige

The first lady of the British musical sings songs from the nation's favourite musicals and a smattering of hit pop songs including 'Memory', 'Closest Thing to Crazy', 'Cry Me A River' and 'Je Ne Regrette Rien'.

Ensemble Cymru

The group performs Sally Beamish's Between Earth And Sea, Hilary Tann's From The Song Of Amergin, Bax's Elegiac Trio and Mozart's Flute Quartet No 1 In D.

Sun 14 May

£10 ( £3; Children £3) / 01970 623232

An Evening with Strictly Come Dancing's Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup

Join Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite from Strictly Come Dancing for an evening of dance, song and stories.

Every Brilliant Thing

Duncan MacMillan's play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love, based on true and untrue stories. Recommended for ages 14+.

Tue 16 May

Hollow Log

The four-piece group performs Americana and blues numbers.

Fri 5 May

International Ceramics Fair

A weekend of demonstrations and other ceramics-related events.

Fri 30 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £80–£145 (Children free; Students £95) / 01970 623232

Sat 1 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £80–£145 (Children free; Students £95) / 01970 623232

Sun 2 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £80–£145 (Children free; Students £95) / 01970 623232

James Morris: For The People Exhibition

The photographs of James Morris capture new buildings or renovations that were recognised by architectural juries in Wales in 2016.

Wed 26 Apr

Great Hall Foyer

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

Thu 27 Apr

Great Hall Foyer

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

Fri 28 Apr

Great Hall Foyer

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

…and 22 more dates until 20 May

John Owen-Jones

The singer and actor performs songs from West End and Broadway shows.


A new Indo-Welsh world music band fusing elements of Welsh folk, Indian classical, jazz and rock.

Fri 26 May

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Motown diva whips up a soul party with such classic hits as 'Dancing in the Streets' and 'Heatwave'.

Mur Y Ffotograffwyr/The Photographers’ Wall

A rolling programme featuring work from members of the B&W photography courses and Open Access sessions.

Thu 1 Jun

Arts Centre’s Darkroom

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

Fri 2 Jun

Arts Centre’s Darkroom

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

Sat 3 Jun

Arts Centre’s Darkroom

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

…and 89 more dates until 31 Aug

Music Theatre Wales: Y Twr

An intense and searching opera from the UKs leading new opera company and the Welsh-language national theatre. Sung in Welsh with English surtitles.

Our Day Out

An amateur production of Willy Russell's comedy about some underprivileged schoolchildren being taken on a day's outing by their teachers.

Fri 28 Apr

Sat 29 Apr

Stitched Voices

Crafted, powerful, vocal - Stitched Voices, launching on 25 March, is a new and exclusive exhibition of conflict and protest textiles at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in partnership with Conflict Textiles and the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. Resistance against injustice and oppression, and…

Wed 26 Apr

Thu 27 Apr

Fri 28 Apr

…and 13 more dates until 13 May

The Trials Of Oscar Wilde

  • 1960

Mappa Mundi give audiences a chance to see the real Oscar for the first time, fighting for his art as well as his life as we get a real sense of Oscar's intellect at full stretch his complexity, wit and deep humanity.

Walking The Dog: Photographs By Steve Bailey

The photographs in this exhibition cover the entire length of the Ceredigion coastal path from Gwbert in the south to Ynyslas in the north. There have been many great photographs of this coastline, but Bailey looks beyond the magnificent views of land and sea, to show that there is more to see than meets the eye: coastal…

…and 26 more dates until 24 May

WNO: Clasuron Yr Haf / Summer Classics

A performance of extracts from operas by Puccini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky and Lehar, plus other classical pieces, with Rebecca Evans, soprano and Paul Charles Clarke, tenor.

World Illustration Awards Exhibition 2016

This unique exhibition, now in its 40th year, presents over 50 of the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. Selected from submissions to this year's World Illustration Awards, the breadth of work is celebrated across 8 categories, including advertising, children's books, editorial and public art.

…and 39 more dates until 9 Jul

Young Jane Eyre

Youth Theatre One perform this adaptation by Marisha Chamberlain that deals with the early life of the eponymous heroine.

Fri 26 May

Sat 27 May

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