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 37 events at this location

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Aakash Odedra Company: Rising

The international ensemble fuse various styles of dance to explore different processes and aesthetics to create a new personal language.

Sat 2 Dec

£10–£12 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Aberystwyth Choral Society With Sinfonia Cambrensis: Mozart's Requiem

A full-scale performance of Mozart's powerful masterpiece, performed by Aberystwyth's highly acclaimed choral society, conducted by David Russell Hulme.

Sat 16 Dec

£2–£12 / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Around the World in 80 Days

New Vic Theatre's adaptation of Jules Verne's famous novel about the adventurer Phileas Fogg and his sidekick, Passepartout. Directed by Theresa Heskins.

Tue 21 Nov

£10–£22 / 01970 623232

  • 19:00

Wed 22 Nov

£10–£22 / 01970 623232

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Thu 23 Nov

£10–£22 / 01970 623232

  • 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 Nov

BBC National Orchestra Of Wales: Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

Xian Zhang conducts a performance of Weber's Oberon - Overture, Tchaikovsky's Variations On A Rococo Theme For Cello And Orchestra and Pezzo Capriccioso and Beethoven's Symphony No 6 'Pastorale'. With cellist Alexey Stadler.

Thu 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01970 623232

BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Haydn & Mozart

Rachel Podger directs BBC NOW in a programme of Haydn & Mozart.Concessions, Student Tickets and Family Tickets available.BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line: 0800 052 1812 (Monday-Friday).Aberystwyth Arts Centre Box Office: 01920 62 32 32 | www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk Transactions are subject to an…

Thu 15 Mar 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 01970 623232

Bubble Schmeisis

  • 4 stars

Written by Nick Cassenbaum, this performance takes you on a journey back through his life experiences and the true stories that have shaped his identity.

Wed 6 Dec

Pay what you can / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Darkside: The Pink Floyd Show

Much more than just a karaoke band, this tribute act aims to recreate the full power and majesty of the prog rockers in their pomp, with a psychedelic sound and light show fuelled by powerful lasers and projected images. Classic songs from Dark Side Of The Moon to Division Bell are performed with power and empathy.

Sat 21 Oct

£18 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Driftwood

Casus present Driftwood, a circus show exploring our innate need for human contact.

Thu 16 Nov

Performance Studio

£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Elaine Paige In Concert

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

Everybody Loses: The Death Diary Of Karl Patterson Schmidt

Doppelgangster presents a one-man show using the true, self-documented death of the world famous herpetologist to interrogate societal obsessions with eternal youth, eternal life, and the destruction of our planet.

Thu 23 Nov

Performance Studio

£5–£7 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Folkus: Sam And Dylan

The Glasgow-based duo perform traditional music from the British Isles, Europe and Scandinavia on instruments including fiddle, melodeon and guitar. With support from fingerstyle guitarist and guitar maker Andy Cairns.

Wed 25 Oct

Performance Studio

£5–£7 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Great Odds

Integrating visual storytelling, British Sign Language, live music, sound and puppetry, this children's production explores ambition, communication and friendship.

Sun 22 Oct

£6–£8 / 01970 623232

  • 14:00

Hard Times

Lighthouse presents Dickens' tale of cold hearts and blazing humanity.

Wed 15 Nov

£10–£12 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

The Hartlepool Monkey (Over 10s)

Carl Grose's adventure story for sea dogs, landlubbers, children and adults based on the legendary trial and featuring puppets from Gyre And Gimble.

Tue 24 Oct

£10–£14 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Wed 25 Oct

£10–£14 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Hikapee: Moonfall (From Age 4)

A theatrical story told with aerial circus featuring two performers and many more characters, using a rope, a hoop and bags of imagination.

Sun 12 Nov

£6–£8 / 01970 623232

  • 14:00

How to Win Against History

  • 5 stars

Costume drama musical about Henry Cyril Paget, the 5th Marquis of Anglesey.

Tue 31 Oct

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Wed 1 Nov

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Jive Talkin'

A tribute to the falsetto trio, the Bee Gees.

Sat 9 Dec

£21.50 / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Kathakali

A classical dance drama from Kerala, South India with a story created especially for Kathakali by Kathakali actor Kalamandalam Vijaykumar.

Fri 20 Oct

£10–£12 / 01874 611622

  • 19:30

King Lear Retold

An explosive retelling of King Lear by Debs Newbold.

Wed 8 Nov

Performance Studio

£6–£8 / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

Wales's only Japanese animation festival.

Sat 28 Oct

£6–£6.50 / 029 2030 4400

  • 11:00 – 20:00

The Light Princess

A new ballet featuring a specially commissioned score by Internationally acclaimed Welsh harpist and composer Catrin Finch.

Fri 1 Dec

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01970 623232

Sun 3 Dec

£6–£14 / 01970 623232

  • 19:00

The Little Match Girl: Arts Centre's Community Company

A musical retelling of the famous Hans Christian Andersen story in which the dying child sees visions of happier times reflected in the light of her matches.

Thu 21 Dec

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Fri 22 Dec

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Sat 23 Dec

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

The Magic Toyshop

A magical festive show for all the family featuring singing, dancing, games and Candy the Christmas fairy.

Sun 10 Dec

£7–£8.50 / 01970 623232

  • 14:00

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

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

  • 2015
  • 4h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lyndsey Turner
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Thu 19 Oct

01970 623232

  • 19:00

Nocturnes

A multi-media twist on a 50s spy thriller set during the Cold War.

Thu 19 Oct

£8–£10 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Not About Heroes

Stephen Macdonald's play about the friendship between poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

Mon 30 Oct

£10–£12 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Omar Sosa And Seckou Keita: Transparent Water

A collaboration between the seven-time Grammy-nominated pianist, composer and bandleader from Cuba, and the award-winning Senegalese kora master and singer.

Wed 8 Nov

£20 / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Peggy Seeger

The Queen Of Folk's long-awaited memoir, 'First Time Ever' is named for the classic love song written by her husband Ewan MacColl. Peggy combines performances of the songs that have meant most to her with extracts from the book and anecdotes about her long and unique life. She is supported by her sons Calum and Neill…

Sat 18 Nov

£10–£12 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

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

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.

Fri 8 Dec

£17 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

Royal Welsh College Big Band: Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Tour

The American pianist, composer and bandleader's jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky's ballet music is reproduced by the ensemble.

Wed 29 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01970 623232

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

Steeleye Span

The folk rock pioneers led by vocalist Maddy Prior perform new gems alongside classic tracks including All Around My Hat.

Thu 30 Nov

Great Hall

£20 / 01970 623232

  • 20:00

Ten Minute Musicals

Leeway Productions presents new musical theatre ideas written and composed by ten aspiring creators.

Sun 22 Oct

Performance Studio

£6 / 01970 623232

  • 18:00

This Evil Thing

In a shocking story of man, Michael Mears portrays a gallery of characters from army generals and Prime Ministers to world-famous mathematicians.

Fri 24 Nov

Performance Studio

Pay what you wish / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

Welsh National Opera: The World's Wife

Tom Green's 21st century opera for solo soprano and string quartet based on the poetry collection that takes a swipe at the famous men of history and myth from their spouses' perspective by Carol Ann Duffy.

Wed 1 Nov

£12–£14 / 01970 623232

  • 19:30

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