National Theatre Live present Straight LIne Crazy

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

Book Tickets HERE 

Thursday 26th May at 7pm (Doors 5.30pm)

Bar Open for drinks, cheeseboards & nibbles before the show.

For one night only streamed live from the Bridge Theatre in London, we are delighted to bring Straight Line Crazy to the Magic Lantern Cinema.


Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.


For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.


Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Live Music with Paper Jam!

Friday 27th May at 9pm

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Join us for a night of live music from fabulously funky Aberystwyth band Paper Jam! Featuring our very own Saxy Sam!!

Come and enjoy a night of upbeat tunes from local talent. Paper Jam will be on the main stage so there will be plenty of room for people to get up and dance!
Tickets are £3 and we'll be open for drinks until our bar closes at midnight. Secret Garden open from 5pm.

Check out Paper Jam on their Facebook Page.

We can't wait to see them!

We have an extra special event taking place just before this gig. Lantern Team member Sam has just finished his degree in Film & Media and we are thrilled to be hosting the Premier of Saviour Complex - a short film made by a group of Aberystwyth Film Students - including our Sam. We would be thrilled if you joined us on the red carpet from 7.30pm to watch the film at 8pm and then dance the night away to Paper Jam!


Book Tickets HERE 

1st Sunday of the month, after the film

Film Club

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First rule of film club... you don't have to be in the club to watch the film! 


Every first Sunday of the month at 7pm, we host our film club. This is an opportunity to watch interesting and thought provoking films and discuss them afterwards, over drinks and something to eat. The film screening is open to all, staying behind for a chat is entirely optional!


The plan is for our film club to develop over time and we would like the members to become involved in suggesting films for discussion.

Buy tickets for the film as usual and let us know when you arrive if you would like to stay on afterwards for Film Club.


Buy tickets as usual HERE

Open Mic Night


Friday 3rd June 8.30pm (after film)

Please book tickets in advance. Tickets £3

8pm (Bar open from 6pm)  OPEN MIC NIGHT returns to the Magic Lantern with a few tweaks. Performers need to book a slot.

Meic Agored – Archebwch eich tocynnau ymlaen llaw, os gwelwch yn dda. 8pm Dychwela’r NOSON MEIC AGORED i’r Llusern Hud gyda mân newidiadau. Rhaid i berfformwyr archebu eu llefydd. 

Book Tickets HERE

Book a performer slot HERE

Thursday 7th July

Rory on the Road! Rory Mcleod

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8pm (Doors from 6pm)

Bar Open from 6pm for drinks, cheese boards & nibbles.

Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, …telling unpalatable truths about broken hearts…social injustice…in songs, that are percussive, bold, lyrical, deeply personal …and have an unexpected edge to them, accompanied by spoons, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes. RORY McLEOD An ex-circus clown and fire eater. is a one-man-soul-band, and poet. He has a natural troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments. The spoons, finger-cymbals, bandorea, Djembe-drum, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes accompany the "rich, raw, deep and resonant" voice of this "singular and liberating performer."

Book Tickets HERE 

The Lantern Comedy Club


3rd Friday of the month

8pm Doors from 5pm

The Magic Lantern have teamed up with Little Wander (organisers of The Mach and  Aberystwyth Comedy Festivals) to bring a regular comedy club to Tywyn. 

Each show will feature 3 fantastic comedians 


The show starts at 8pm but both our indoor and outdoor bars will be open from 5pm for cocktails, drinks and food. 


Advance booking essential - Book HERE