Taliesin Arts Centre

Taliesin Arts Centre is your on campus arts hub, providing a range of films, live performances and live stream broadcasts to suit everyone.

Live music events include jazz, world music, folk and contemporary music. Taliesin also offers top quality drama and international dance performances. Live stream of the best plays, operas and ballets are now a feature at Taliesin, broadcast from National Theatre. Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company among others…

Great ticket deals for Swansea University students!

See films for only £6 a ticket. If 8 or more book together, it is only £5.40!

See live drama, dance and music for only £3 a ticket (£5 if buying a ticket at the door on the night).

See live streams from the major theatres for only £5 (less than half price)

Don’t forget, you must produce your student card to get the discount

Pop in and pick up a brochure (we are opposite the library) or visit the website at www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk

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What’s coming up at Taliesin?

November brings a fabulous mix of live performances and high quality films to Taliesin.

Some of the live events

Thursday 3 November 7.30pm

Cascade Dance Theatre

Stylish, humorous and hugely entertaining, Cascade Dance Theatre, makes its first visit to Taliesin. Sit back and enjoy three very different and totally engaging dances selected by Artistic Director Phil Williams, from Welsh and Dutch choreographers. This is a glorious and uplifting evening of dance performed by five scintillating, hand-picked dancers.


The Wizard, the Goat and the Man who won the War

Thursday 10 November 7.30pm

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Following last year’s acclaimed tour, our own D.J.Britton together with Richard Elfyn take this exhilarating solo performance on the road again. With mystery, charm, poetry and much humour, this speculative drama follows Lloyd George’s imagination through his imperfect past into dreams of further conquests.


The Tempest

Saturday 12 November 7.30pm


Telling the story of Shakespeare’s play of magic and theatrical illusion, through musical settings from the baroque to the contemporary, this new production marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The music is accompanied by magic lantern images provided by visual artist Andrew Bolton.


Ralph McTell

Sunday 13 November 8pm


One of the great storytellers, folk singer Ralph McTell, is now celebrating almost 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant.

Lonely Hearts Rugby Clwb

Saturday 19 November


The travelling circus that is the Lonely Hearts Rugby Clwb plays extraordinary music from around the world. An uplifting, unsettling, uncontrollably fun set of music is performed by twenty lonely people with humungous hearts.

Other live events and films during November



For opera lovers, we have Offenbach’s masterpiece Les Contes d’Hoffman (12A) from the Royal Opera House on 15 November. Pinocchio, a dance theatre production for all ages is brought to us by the wonderful Jasmin Vardimon Company on 24 November. The month ends with The Dime Notes taking us back to 1920s jazz on 26 November.


Tuesday 1 – Ivan’s Childhood (12A)
The 1962 classic, as part of the celebration of the films of Andrei Tarkovsky


Wednesday 2 – Imperium (15)
A taut thriller with Daniel Radcliffe as he goes undercover in a white supremacist group

Monday 7 – Julieta (15)
Pedro Aldomovar’s stylish melodrama about a mother’s search for her daughter

Tuesday 8 – The Girl with all the Gifts (15)
Humanity has been all but destroyed and only one girl can decide the future of mankind.


Monday 14 – Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12A)
A funny and touching film set in New Zealand, about a child in care moving in with a foster family.

Monday 21 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (12A)
Tim Burton’s tale of a magical place, based on the best-selling novel.

Tuesday 22 – Ethel and Ernest (Cert tbc)
An animation based on Raymond Briggs’ award-winning novel

Monday 28 – Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World
Werner Herzog’s documentary about how we fit in to the virtual world of today.


Tuesday 29 – The Girl on the Train (15)
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