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Canolfan y Clefyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3DE
  • Telephone 01970 623232
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 8am–11pm; Sun noon–8pm.
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  • Website www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
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Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Tue 29 Jun

Cancelled

Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

TV adventurer Ben Fogle tours with his latest evening of storytelling.

Wed 1 Sep

£26.50

Dreadzone

Dreadzone

Dubby dance beats from Dreadzone who charted in the mid-90s with 'Little Britain' but have been making compelling reggae-rooted soundscapes ever since.

Thu 2 Sep

£20.25

Goldie Lookin' Chain

Goldie Lookin' Chain

Hip hop crew who have made a career out of satirising the US hip-hop scene. 'Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do' gave the Welsh misfits a number 3 hit single back in 2004.

Sat 20 Nov

£12.10–£17.60

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much …

Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Sat 2 Oct

£20

Luisa Omielan: God is A Woman

Luisa Omielan: God is A Woman

"How different would the world be if women’s stories had been included more in the Bible? Did you know that Adam had a first wife before Eve? Her name was Lilith and she left Adam because she wanted to do reverse cow girl and he would only do missionary - they didn’t mention THAT in the creation myth." At a time of pandemics and global warming, we all turn to spirituality for hope and purpose, so let's hear about the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus and cunnilingus, courtesy of BAFTA breakthrough act winning Luisa Omielan - now that’s a Sunday school we all would have stayed awake in! Fresh from a successful Off-Broadway run, comedian Luisa Omielan tours the UK with her highly anticipated God is a Woman show. Luisa already has three groundbreaking hit shows under her belt. First, she asked "What Would Beyonce Do?! " (sell out across the UK and Australia, is what she would do!), then she asked "Am I Right Ladies?!" and her thigh gap joke went viral with over 45 million views. Then she turned to politics and got a show on the BBC entitled "Politics for Bitches". So the next logical step was for Luisa to bring her unique genre of comedy to religion - expect Mary Magdalene and dick jokes. Luisa has been featured in The Guardian, The Radio Times, Forbes, Vogue, The Metro, Stylist Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Telegraph and countless other publications. She’s been nominated two years in a row for Best Comedy Show at the Melbourne International Festival and loves taking her universal shows around the world. Luisa is the first comedian to be acknowledged with a BAFTA Breakthrough award. Luisa has created a unique genre of comedy that’s a heart-wrenching journey; part rave and part rally. Her shows are uplifting, thought provoking, ahead-of-the-times and damn funny. She counts Dawn French, Lenny Henry, Richard Curtis and Ruby Wax as super fans. And yes, Luisa will be accompanied on stage by her partner in crime, Bernie - the funniest Bernese mountain dog on the block.

‘The biggest stand up hit of the decade’ - The Guardian

‘She should be put on the national curriculum’ - The Scotsman

“One of the most powerful and provocative hours on The Fringe" - The Telegraph

Wed 10 Nov

£16.50 (£14.30)

Marisha Wallace

Marisha Wallace

Marisha Wallace is bringing her sensational UK Tour.

One of the West End and Broadway’s most instantly recognisable voices and beloved leading ladies, Marisha has wowed audiences in smash-hit shows Dreamgirls, Waitress and The Book of Mormon and has recently starred alongside Will Smith in Disney’s big screen blockbuster Aladdin.

Inspired by the likes of the late, great Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald, Marisha’s voice will pull you from your seat and to your feet. She effortlessly infuses jazz, gospel and R&B with a healthy dose of soul that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.

Described by The New York Post as “a marvel”, Marisha’s spine-tingling rendition of ‘And I Am Telling You’ from Dreamgirls has quite simply to be seen and heard to be believed.

Together with her theatre success, this versatile talent has taken on the mainstream music world by performing at the Royal Albert Hall, The London Palladium and Cadogan Hall with such revered international artists as Seal, James Blunt and Gregory Porter.

This is a show quite simply not to be missed.

Thu 30 Sep

£28–£40

Ray Mears

Ray Mears

We are Nature

We need the Wilderness as much as the Wilderness needs us. 

Recently we have learnt to value our green spaces more than ever.

In this fascinating, inspirational, and educational show, Ray will be demonstrating and explaining techniques that will help us improve our senses and highlight the problems nature faces today. It is time to cease being frustrated and act now to prevent crimes against nature and the environment

Come and celebrate the importance of the Wilderness to us all.

Tue 5 Apr

£17.50–£25

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

Sun 3 Oct

£27.50

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Tue 12 Apr

£26.50

Russell Howard: Respite

Russell Howard: Respite

The award-winning comedian sets off on a new worldwide tour.

Sat 26 Jun
Sun 27 Jun

£33.60

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Sarah Millican muses about throwing poo over a wall, floatation tanks and weight loss via the loss of a fingertip on her sixth international tour.

Sun 7 Nov

£29

The Shires

The Shires

Country duo comprising of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes.

Thu 22 Apr

Cancelled

Fri 22 Apr

£33.18–£37.68

What's Love Got To Do With It?

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Ultimate tribute concert to Tina Turner, presented by the award-winning producers behind Whitney - Queen Of The Night.

Fri 4 Feb

£25.50–£27.50

Whitney: Queen of the Night

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sat 13 Nov

£25.50–£27.50

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.

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