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Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Map ReferenceSN58SE
Grid ReferenceSN5987081760
Unitary (Local) AuthorityCeredigion
Old CountyCardiganshire
Aberystwyth Arts centre is situated on the Penglais campus of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Nprn309001). It is one of a number of campus buildings designed by Dale Owen of Percy Thomas Partnership, and completed in 1970-1972. Built to a strongly horizontal design using grey granite aggregrate, the facade is essentially an overhanging rectangle framing of glass with an off-centre overhang. The position of the building providing unobstructed panoramic views over the main piazza style concourse and the sea beyond.

The building was refurbished and extended in 2000, and a new studios complex, designed by Thomas Heatherwick added in 2008.

The Arts Centre includes the Great Hall (seating 900), Theatr y Werin (seating c. 300), 4 art galleries, a cinema, a studio theatre, 2 cafes, a bookshop and various other studios and workshops, including a distinctive round pottery studio.

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach, Robert Scourfield: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, pp. 419-421
Arts Centre website