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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Aberystwyth Choral Society With Sinfonia Cambrensis: A Child Of Our Time

A full-scale performance of Tippett's powerful masterpiece, performed by Aberystwyth's highly acclaimed choral society, the splendid Sinfonia Cambrensis and four international soloists.


Harrowing documentary following an ambulance caught up in the Gaza war.

Andy Parsons: Live & Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Parsons is satirical and politically witty.

Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.


The wife of poet Dylan Thomas revisits her tempestuous life with the poet in this physical and powerful duet from Light Ladd & Emberton. Winner of Best Dance Production, Wales Theatre Awards 2015.

Mon 27 Mar

£8.50–£10 / 01970 623232

Carolyn Robson & Moira Craig

An evening of music from the traditional folk song and dance specialists.


  • 2016
  • 97 min
  • Directed by: Mohamed Diab
  • Cast: Nelly Karim, Hani Adel, El Sebaii Mohamed

Egypt’s Oscar contender is a tense, state-of-the-nation drama. Set in 2013, during the mass protests that toppled the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, rival demonstrators and innocent bystanders are bundled into a police van.

Comedy Club

With Rob Deering, Nish Kumar and MC Mike Bubbins.

Thu 30 Mar

£10 / 01970 623232

Intelligent and inventive humour from Liam Williams. Also featuring Lou Sanders, George Lewis, Bilal Zafar and Ian Smith.

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

Jon Richardson: Old Man

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

Lily and the Little Snow Bear

Heartwarming winters tale about young Lily who sneaks off into the snow and discovers a lost snow bear.

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

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

Nostalgia for the Light

  • 4 stars
  • 2010
  • France/Germany/Chile
  • 90 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patricio Guzman
  • UK release: 13 July 2012

Patricio Guzman's Chilean docu-drama depicts the lives of astronomers and relatives of political prisoners killed in concentration camps in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Sensitive and with a focus on discovery, this film is a marvellously intelligent work of historical feeling and cosmic enquiry.

Philomusica Of Aberystwyth

David Russell Hulme conducts the ensemble for a performance of Moeran's Rhapsody In F.

The Salesman

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi
  • UK release: 17 March 2017

Rana (Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini) are forced to abandon their home, but when they stay in another flat, pressure grows on their relationship. Farhadi weaves themes of professional failure and paranoia into a compelling drama about lives at the mercy of malicious forces.

Stitched Voices

Crafted, powerful, vocal - Stitched Voices, launching on 25 March, is a new and exclusive exhibition of conflict and protest textiles at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in partnership with Conflict Textiles and the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. Resistance against injustice and oppression, and…

Mon 27 Mar

Tue 28 Mar

Wed 29 Mar

…and 39 more dates until 13 May

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