Canolfan y Clefyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre
- Telephone 01970 623232
- Opening times Mon–Sat 8am–11pm; Sun noon–8pm.
- Website www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
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
There are 37 events at this location
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Black Rat Productions presents Godber's comedy drama.
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.
The Case of Hana and Alice
- 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.
Iraq-set drama by Henry Naylor.
With Rob Deering, Nish Kumar and MC Mike Bubbins.
Thu 27 Oct
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…
Solo show from the former Squeeze frontman.
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.
I, Daniel Blake
- 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…
Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park
- Written by: Jasmin Vardimon
Jasmin Vardimon's critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park.
Tue 22 Nov
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Aberystwyth Arts Centre Youth Theatre
The company presents its take on Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical featuring all the familiar songs including Any Dream Will Do, Jacob & Sons, Close Every Door and many more.
Wed 21 Dec
Thu 22 Dec
Fri 23 Dec
Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: The Entertainer
- 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.
Thu 27 Oct
King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys
A swinging non-stop mix of 40s Kansas City jazz and blues.
Kubo and the Two Strings
- 102 min
- 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…
Thu 27 Oct
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.
Lost Dog: Paradise Lost
A re-telling of the story of the beginning of everything.
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.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
- 126 min
- 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…
Fri 28 Oct
Sun 30 Oct
Mon 31 Oct
- 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.
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.
Thu 3 Nov
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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.
A one-man piece based on HP Lovecraft's epic tale of fragmented reality devised and performed by Michael Sabbaton. Contains some strong material.
Psycho-Pass: The Movie
- 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.
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.
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.
Society Halloween Rave
A host of residents and guests supply rave and dance.
The Solid Gold Rock‘n’Roll Show
Rock'n'roll from the 50s and 60s.
Wed 23 Nov
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…
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.
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.