Aberystwyth Arts Centre

In this issue of Community Update, we are delighted to award Aberystwyth Arts Centre as the recipient of our Commitment to Excellence Award. 

Multi-award-winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is located on the Aberystwyth University campus, with spectacular, panoramic views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. With a wide-reaching artistic programme, encompassing all artforms from theatre, through to classical music, there is something for everyone.

Recent sell-out shows have included talented, sardonic funnyman: Russell Howard and a cinema screening of an exhibition by Johannes Vermeer, widely considered one of the best painters from the Dutch Golden Age.

 Upcoming highlights include a Welsh language adaption of the acerbic, ‘Fleabag’ TV series. 

We caught up with Rachel Scurlock: Marketing and Communications Manager, to find out more about this flagship arts centre,

“The Arts Centre’s mission is to be a creative home to all.  Aberystwyth University built the Arts Centre with the ambition to serve not just the College but also the town and the surrounding counties and to act as a bridge between ‘town and gown’.

We have a busy programme of live events in our performance spaces and a cinema with all the latest releases, festivals and special screenings. 

The Arts Centre offers one of the UK’s most comprehensive and ambitious community engagement programmes, from short courses to weekly courses across all artforms. 

Our Dance School, Stage School and Youth Theatre deliver an excellent standard of training for young people leading to accreditation from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination levels. We also offer the Arts Award scheme across all our creative learning provision.”

Notable upcoming highlights include: The House with Chicken Legs: from 18-20 October, from award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles and HOME Manchester. It is based on Sophie Anderson’s much-loved novel, the story comes to life with puppets, live music and magic, perfect for the whole family. 

Cinephiles will absolutely love Abertoir: Wales’ International Horror Festival from the 14-19 November. The festival is jam-packed with classic films, through to early, exclusive film releases. National Treasure: Robin Ince, famed comedian, writer and broadcaster will be performing a special horror edition of his show Bibliomaniac, along with a live recording of his podcast ‘An Uncanny Hour.’

Music legends Status Quo have won numerous Brit and Kerrang! Awards over the years, cementing their place in UK Rock History. Lead singer and guitarist, Francis Rossi OBE will be performing unplugged with his acoustic guitar and chatting live on stage on 11 October, to bring you a selection of well-known hits and some previously not-performed-live-before tunes.

For more details, see the website and social media handle below:


@aberystwytharts Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre