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 26 events at this location

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The Beguiled

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sofia Coppola
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning

John McBurney (Farrell) is a wounded Union deserter in the US Civil War who winds up in a school for girls, where headmistress Martha (Kidman) is persuaded to show him kindness. Coppola’s remake of Don Siegel’s sweaty 1971 original plays like meticulously crafted high-camp melodrama; intermittently enjoyable, but rushed…

Wed 16 Aug

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  • 16:00

Thu 17 Aug

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  • 19:00

The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no ko)

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Japan
  • 1h 59min
  • Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda

An angry nine-year-old struggles to cope with the death of his mother and the absence of his father in the latest hand-drawn animation from Wolf Children director, Mamoru Hosoda. The animation is impressive throughout, but it is the balance of visual spectacle and heartfelt emotions that cuts deepest.

Fri 18 Aug

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  • 17:45

Sat 19 Aug

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  • 17:45

Cars 3

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Fee
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington
  • UK release: 14 July 2017

Lightning (Wilson) is challenged by new car on the block, Jackson Storm (Hammer). The least interesting Pixar franchise rumbles on in a rudimentary cash-grab which is basically a training montage in search of a story, and Randy Newman’s score can’t save it from being a dull lunge for the finish line.

Wed 16 Aug

01970 623232

  • 13:30

Thu 17 Aug

3D

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  • 14:30

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

Despicable Me 3

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Pierre Coffin
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

Gru (Carell) and new wife and fellow agent Lucy (Wiig) are ensconced with their adorable adopted daughters when supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Parker) decides to take revenge on Hollywood for neglecting him. It’s all a bit familiar but it skilfully balances kid and adult appeal with its madcap approach and embarrassment of…

Fri 18 Aug

3D

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  • 14:30

Sat 19 Aug

3D

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  • 14:30

Sun 20 Aug

01970 623232

  • 14:30
…and 4 more dates until 24 Aug

Dunkirk

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity…

Sat 19 Aug

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  • 20:15

Sun 20 Aug

01970 623232

  • 17:00

Mon 21 Aug

01970 623232

  • 17:45
  • 20:15
…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

The East Pointers

Canadian folk outfit from Prince Edward Island.

Wed 18 Oct

£10–£12 / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

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

ELO Again

Relive the sounds of Elo including classics 'All Over The World', 'Evil Woman', 'Hold On Tight' and 'Roll Over Beethoven'.

Fri 8 Sep

£20.50 early bird / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

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

Hollti

A bold verbatim play about a community's right to shape its own future constructed from interviews with local people. A cast of familiar faces brings to life the arguments for and against this most divisive of issues. Directed by Sarah Bickerton.

Mon 16 Oct

£10–£12 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Tue 17 Oct

£10–£12 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Maid, Mother, Crone | Morwyn, Mam, Hen Wrach

Portraits and imagined precious objects relating to the female characters of the Mabinogion by Teresa Jenellen and Sarah Byfield.

Wed 16 Aug

Free / 01970 623232

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 17 Aug

Free / 01970 623232

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Fri 18 Aug

Free / 01970 623232

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 36 more dates until 23 Sep

Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book’

Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters will be appearing at this stage version of the children's TV programme.

Tue 31 Oct

£13–£15 / 01970 623232

  • 11:00
  • 15:00

Mur Y Ffotograffwyr/The Photographers’ Wall

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

Wed 16 Aug

Arts Centre’s Darkroom

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

Thu 17 Aug

Arts Centre’s Darkroom

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

Fri 18 Aug

Arts Centre’s Darkroom

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01970 623232

…and 13 more dates until 31 Aug

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).

Wed 16 Aug

01970 623232

  • 18:15

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 2 Perestroika

The second part of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning play.

Wed 23 Aug

01970 623232

  • 18:15

People

Alan Bennett's comedy about a penniless woman and her crumbling stately home.

Fri 25 Aug

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Sat 26 Aug

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Thu 12 Oct

£15 / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Preston Reed

Fusing blues, folk, funk and jazz to create aural pictures of Americana, the Girvan-based American is widely recognised as one of the world's most gifted acoustic guitarists.

Wed 6 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

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…

Wed 16 Aug

Free / 01970 623232

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 17 Aug

Free / 01970 623232

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Fri 18 Aug

Free / 01970 623232

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 15 more dates until 2 Sep

Rhydian, Richard And Adam

Welsh X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts joins forces with Britain's Got Talent finalists Richard & Adam for an evening of classical arias and contemporary songs.

Sat 21 Oct

£25–£75 / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Rhydian Roberts

The Welsh singer, who came second in the fourth series of X Factor, performs popular classical and contemporary songs and is joined by Richard & Adam, one of the most successful acts to emerge from Britain's Got Talent.

Thu 12 Oct

£25 / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour

The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.

Fri 8 Dec

£17 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Romeo & Juliet

A cast of just five actors presents this iconic tale of young love in a hostile, angry world in all its raw and savage beauty. Merely Theatre prides itself in a 'stripped down' approach to the text in which nothing matters more than faithfully delivering Shakespeare's beautiful language.

Tue 29 Aug

£5 (£2.50) / 01970 623232

  • 18:30

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£29 / 01970 623232

Twelfth Night

  • Written by: William Shakespeare

For a company like Merely Theatre, which prides itself on gender-blind casting of roles, Shakespeare's gender-blind comedy, in all its naughtiness, is a gift. Five actors use little more than invention and imagination to present an Illyrian tale of identical twins, multiple disguises and mistaken identity.

Tue 29 Aug

£5 (£2.50) / 01970 623232

  • 14:00

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