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

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There are 37 events at this location

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Black Rat Productions presents Godber's comedy drama.

Sat 29 Oct

£11–£13 / 01970 623232

Cascade Dance Theatre

Three very different, engaging dances. Poppet is a feel-good dance full of humour by choreographer Jem Treays; Quite Discontinuous is a sinuous, intricate male duet by choreographer Jasper van Luijk and Collidron, by choreographer Phil Williams, is a work for five dancers to marimba music by Harriet Riley.

Fri 18 Nov

The Case of Hana and Alice

  • 2015
  • Japan
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Shunji Iwai
  • Cast: Yû Aoi, Anne Suzuki, Shôko Aida

A teenage murder mystery set in a Japanese high school. New girl Alice sets out to solve the mystery of the murdered girl who had previously sat at her desk.

The Collector

Iraq-set drama by Henry Naylor.

Tue 8 Nov

Comedy Club

With Rob Deering, Nish Kumar and MC Mike Bubbins.

Thu 27 Oct

£10 / 01970 623232

A night of comedy, organised by Little Wander, who coordinate Machynlleth Comedy Festival.

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Follow Me: Fran Wen

Nansi has just become a big sister for the very first time. She's worried that her life is going to change forever. To deal with the new arrival she escapes into her own imaginary world and becomes an elephant like her favourite soft toy. How does Cai, her very best friend in the world, help her face up to the reality of…

Glenn Tilbrook

Solo show from the former Squeeze frontman.

Sat 19 Nov

Harriet Earis

The harpist, based in Wales, performs traditional Welsh, Irish and Scottish music on the Celtic harp alongside percussionist Sam Christie and bassist Andy 'Wal' Coughlan.

Thu 27 Oct

I, Daniel Blake

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/France
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty…

…and 4 more dates until 3 Nov

Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park

  • Written by: Jasmin Vardimon

Jasmin Vardimon's critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park.

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Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: The Entertainer

  • 2016
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rob Ashford
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, John Hurt, Sophie McShera

Set in post-war Britain John Osbourne's play The Entertainer follows failing music hall performer Archie Rice, played here by Rob Ashford.

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

A swinging non-stop mix of 40s Kansas City jazz and blues.

Kubo and the Two Strings

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Travis Knight
  • Cast: Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, Brenda Vaccaro, George Takei
  • UK release: 9 September 2016

One-eyed origami expert Kubo (Parkinson) joins forces with no-nonsense Monkey (Theron) and goofy human/insect warrior Beetle (McConaughey) on a quest to defeat the Moon King (Fiennes). Breathtakingly beautiful stop-motion animation, maybe too scary for young kids, but with plenty of humour, fine voice performances and a…

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Lighthouse Theatre: Shirley Valentine

Lighthouse Theatre presents Willy Russell's classic comedy about an ordinary housewife who accepts an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure.

Tue 29 Nov

Lost Dog: Paradise Lost

A re-telling of the story of the beginning of everything.

Tue 1 Nov

Macbeth: Director's Cut

Volcano Theatre Company presents the bloodiest and most intense of Shakespeare's plays, reimagined as a domestic two-hander. Directed by Paul Davies, a member of the original company when this shocking version was first produced in 1999. Not suitable for under 16s.

Tue 15 Nov

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • 2 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Written by: Jane Goldman (screenplay), Ransom Riggs (novel)
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 29 September 2016

Teenager Jake (Butterfield), traumatised by the death of his grandfather (Stamp), goes to visit the titular home, where his grandfather grew up, run by eccentric Miss Peregrine (Green). Green is fun and memorable, so it's a pity that boring Jake is the main character and that the film is a whole is so disappointing and…

…and 2 more dates until 3 Nov

The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

Mon 5 Dec

Tue 6 Dec

Wed 7 Dec

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Music Club: Del Mar Piano Trio

The trio performs works by Charlotte Bray, Frank Bridge, Benjamin Britten and John Ireland.

Music Club: Suzanne Fischer And Panaretos Kyriatzidis

The soprano and pianist perform works by Berlioz, Britten, Schubert and Wolf.

Only Men Aloud

The Welsh male voice choir who were the deserving winners of the BBC's Last Choir Standing competition present a repertoire ranging from 17th century works to 21st century pop.

Tue 13 Dec


A one-man piece based on HP Lovecraft's epic tale of fragmented reality devised and performed by Michael Sabbaton. Contains some strong material.

Sun 20 Nov

Psycho-Pass: The Movie

  • 2015
  • Japan
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Katsuyuki Motohiro, Naoyoshi Shiotani
  • Written by: Makoto Fukami, Gen Urobuchi
  • Cast: Kana Hanazawa, Noriko Hidaka, Unshô Ishizuka

Movie adaptation of the Psycho-Pass TV show.

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Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational

In this brand new show, Ranganathan explores the rationality of his worldview and explains why it's everyone else who is wrong.

Fri 18 Nov

Ross Noble: Brain Dump

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Shark in the Park

A stage adaptation of Nick Sharratt's well-loved children's stories, Shark In The Park, Shark In The Dark and Shark In The Park On A Windy Day.

Sun 30 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01970 623232

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Society Halloween Rave

A host of residents and guests supply rave and dance.

Mon 31 Oct


From fast-rising Channel 4 playwright Clara Brennan, comes the Fringe First and Herald Angel award winning SPINE, a hilarious and heart-breaking call to arms for our modern age. Spine charts the explosive friendship between a ferocious, wise-cracking teenager and an elderly East End widow. Mischievous activist…

Wed 16 Nov

£8–£12 / 01970 623232

Super Furry Animals

Welsh surrealists are back after six years, with their skewed take on Beach Boys melodies, late 60s psychedelia and anything else they fancy throwing into the pot.

Talon: The Best of the Eagles

Eagles tribute band Talon once again perform their popular tribute to the beardy country rockers.

Underneath a Magical Moon

Re-imagining of Peter Pan told from Wendy's perspective. Ages 3–8.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

  • Written by: Jonathan Rockefeller (adapt)

Based on Eric Carle's hand-painted books, Jonathan Rockefeller's family-friendly stage production uses a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets to faithfully bring to life the four stories: The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Wrecking Ball

Action Hero presents a contemporary exploration of make believe and putting words into other people's mouths, played out through a meeting between a photographer and a female celebrity. Created by Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse.

Wed 30 Nov

The Zombies

The Zombies' Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent play their handful of hits from the 60s and a selection of material from their solo careers.

Tue 1 Nov

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