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.
  • Email
  • Website www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
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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 32 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

Babe, The Sheep-Pig

The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

Mon 31 Jul

£17 / 01970 623232

Tue 1 Aug

£17 / 01970 623232

Wed 2 Aug

£17 / 01970 623232

Comedy Club

With Rob Deering, Nish Kumar and MC Mike Bubbins.

Thu 29 Jun

£10 / 01970 623232

A night of stand-up featuring the line-up of Spencer Jones, Mark Simmons and Brennan Reece.

  • 20:00

Cor ABC

The Aberystwyth-based choir performs a mixed programme of songs.

Thu 27 Jul

Free / 01970 623232

  • 19:15

Darkside: The Pink Floyd Show

The tribute act performs songs by Pink Floyd, including songs from Dark Side Of The Moon to Division Bell.

Sat 21 Oct

£18 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Early Evening Recital

A concert by students of the string classes and their directors.

Wed 26 Jul

£14 (£12) / 01970 623232

A performance by MusicFest's Junior Fellows.

  • 18:30

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'.

Fri 3 Nov

£35–£45 / 01970 623232

Sat 4 Nov

£35–£45 / 01970 623232

Fri 28 Jul

£18 (£16) / 01970 623232

The ensemble performs Bizet's Jeux D'enfants, Faure's Sicilienne, Ravel's Introduction And Allegro For Harp, Flute, Clarinet And String Quartet and Walton's Facade - An Entertainment.

  • 20:00

Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight

Carl Ryan leads in this collection of short pieces that show how relationships intertwine.

Fri 23 Jun

£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Sat 24 Jun

£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Flashdance

  • Directed by: Nikolai Foster, Phil Edwards (musical supervision), Arlene Phillips (choreography)
  • Written by: Tom Hedley (book), Robert Cary (book & lyrics), Robbie Roth (music)

A story of a young girl named Alex who is a welder by day and a 'flashdancer' by night. She dreams of becoming a professional dancer at the Shipley Dance Academy, but when a romance surfaces will it threaten her ambitions?

Wed 16 Aug

£26–£30 / 01970 623232

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 17 Aug

£26–£30 / 01970 623232

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Fri 18 Aug

£26–£30 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30
…and 11 more dates until 2 Sep

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

International Ceramics Festival

A festival for ceramics fans, which offers hobbyists, leading potters and ceramic artists the opportunity to meet international practitioners.

Fri 30 Jun

Prices vary / 01970 623232

  • 17:00

Jamie Campbell, Guy Johnston, Tom Poster And Simon Lane

The quartet performs Schubert's Fantasia In F Minor, For Piano Four Hands and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio No 1 In A Minor.

Thu 27 Jul

£18 (£16) / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Johannes Trio

The group performs Beethoven's Piano Trio No 3 In C Minor, No 3.

Sun 23 Jul

Free / 01970 623232

  • 16:15

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

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

Fri 11 Aug

£27.50 / 01970 623232

Mur Y Ffotograffwyr/The Photographers’ Wall

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

Fri 23 Jun

Arts Centre’s Darkroom

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

Sat 24 Jun

Arts Centre’s Darkroom

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

Sun 25 Jun

Arts Centre’s Darkroom

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

…and 67 more dates until 31 Aug

Wed 26 Jul

£18 / 01970 623232

Toby Purser conducts Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Elgar's Introduction And Allegro and Brahms's Double Concerto For Violin And Cello In A Minor, with Sacconi Quartet, cellist Guy Johnston and violinist Jamie Campbell.

  • 20:00 – 21:45

Sat 29 Jul

£18 (£16) / 01970 623232

Toby Purser conducts Mozart's Symphony No 32 In G and Piano Concerto No 23 In A, Kenneth Hesketh's Concerto Salmigondis, Rachmaninov's Vocalise, No 14 and Brahms's Hungarian Dance Book 1 No 4, with pianist Tom Poster.

  • 20:00

People

Alan Bennett's comedy about heritage and home where a woman has to make an unwanted decision about the future of her family's stately home. Directed by Patrick Sandford. Contains occasional strong language, partial nudity and some sexual content.

Fri 25 Aug

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Sat 26 Aug

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Radical Craft

An exhibition that showcases a selection of work by artists who see themselves as facing barriers to the art world for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. There will also be various pieces by historically renowned artists associated with Outsider Art. Over half the artists in the…

Thu 13 Jul

Free / 01970 623232

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Fri 14 Jul

Free / 01970 623232

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Radical Craft: Alternative Ways Of Making

Radical Craft, co-curated with Laura Hamilton, features 34 international and UK artists who express their creativity beyond the bounds of convention. It includes works by renowned artists associated with Outsider Art and also contemporary self-taught artists. The artworks convey personal visions of the world, reveal…

Sat 24 Jun

Free / 01970 623232

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 25 Jun

Free / 01970 623232

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 Jun

Free / 01970 623232

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 68 more dates until 2 Sep

Rosanna Cooper

The mezzo-soprano performs Wolf's Five Songs from Spanisches Liederbuch, Britten's A Charm Of Lullabies, Ravel's Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques and Rossini's La Regata Veneziana.

Sun 23 Jul

£14 (£12) / 01970 623232

  • 18:30

Sacconi Quartet, Solem Quartet And Tom Poster

The group performs Haydn's String Quartet No 5, Dvorak's Piano Quintet and Mendelssohn's Octet.

Tue 25 Jul

£18 / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Sigyn Fossnes, Graham Oppenheimer, Nicholas Jones, Kari Ravnan, Lars Lien, Joseph Shiner

The group performs Crusell's Clarinet Quartet No 1 In E Flat, Fontanelli's Il Vario Inganno Della Fortuna, Bjorn Howard Kruse's Harlequinade For Saxophone And String Quartet and Arensky's String Quartet For Violin, Viola And Two Cellos.

Mon 24 Jul

£18 (£16) / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Solem Quartet, Rosanna Cooper, David Campbell, Ruth Nelson

The group performs Mozart's String Quintet In C, Richard Blackford's New Work, Howells's Rhapsodic Quintet For Clarinet And Strings and Beethoven's String Quartet, No 2.

Sun 23 Jul

£18 (£16) / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Student Showcase

A performance by student musicians.

Mon 24 Jul

Free / 01970 623232

  • 18:30

Student Showcase: Classical Vocal

A performance by students on the vocal course.

Sat 29 Jul

Free / 01970 623232

  • 16:30

Student Showcase: Jazz

A performance by student jazz musicians.

Thu 27 Jul

Free / 01970 623232

  • 21:45

Student Showcase: Saxophone

A performance by students from the saxophone course.

Wed 26 Jul

Free / 01970 623232

  • 19:15

Student Showcase: Strings

A performance by student string players.

Thu 27 Jul

Free / 01970 623232

  • 18:30

Tickledom - The Family Musical

Tickledom Productions Ltd presents its musical for families based around a garden and a quest by the Forget-me-Nots to break the spell of the evil ice witch, Fluella.

Thu 13 Jul

£12 (£8) / 01970 623232

  • 19:00

Welsh Chamber Orchestra

Anthony Hose conducts Mozart's Divertimento In D, Eleanor Alberga's The Soul's Expression, Vivaldi's Concerto For Two Cellos In G Minor, Grace Williams's Sea Sketches and Grainger's Molly On The Shore.

Sat 22 Jul

£18 (£16) / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

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.

Fri 23 Jun

Free / 01970 623232

  • 08:00 – 23:00

Sat 24 Jun

Free / 01970 623232

  • 08:00 – 23:00

Sun 25 Jun

Free / 01970 623232

  • 08:00 – 23:00
…and 14 more dates until 9 Jul

The World Is Our Oyster

A performance by the Classical students of the Dance School in an adaptation of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson.

Fri 7 Jul

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:00

Sat 8 Jul

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

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