Arts and Culture Centres
'Award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a "national flagship for the arts". It has a wide-ranging artistic programme, both producing and presenting, across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media, and community arts and is recognised as a national centre for arts development. Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a department of Aberystwyth University ...'
'Aldeburgh Music is an international performance centre set in a stunning landscape on the Suffolk coast with artist development and education as its creative engine. Our year-round programme has grown out of the Aldeburgh Festival, founded in 1948 by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Eric Crozier, and is the realisation of Britten’s vision for a special place where established stars, young artists, amateurs and audience members come to broaden their horizons in an exhilarating creative and natural environment.'
'A hub for creativity and the arts in the Outer Hebrides. We are a multi arts venue – at one and the same time a contemporary art gallery, a theatre, a cinema, a dance studio, a concert hall, a platform for poetry and literature, a studio – every space stretched to showcase the arts in multiple forms. Our work stretches across a national and international platform, yet our distinctiveness lies in being "of the place", rooted in who we are, and the creativity of Gaelic and the Outer Hebrides takes centre stage. Our mission is “to connect and inspire people in producing extraordinary, creative programmes, uniquely rooted in the place and reflecting the arts and ideas of our time”.'
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'A versatile multi disciplinary arts centre ... Its live programme puts it at the top of many What's On in Birmingham lists. It consists of over 200 performances including chamber and orchestral concerts, jazz, folk and blues gigs, top stand up comedy, cutting edge theatre and dance and more traditional drama.'
'The Barbican welcomes the world's top soloists and musicians in both classical and contemporary music. Our music programme cuts across all forms of music including work by contemporary musicians, experimental collaborations and leading orchestras and soloists from around the world ...'
'Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.'
'Volunteer run independent organisation. There is a managing board of directors and trustees, supported by a network of volunteers all of whom have a part to play in making things happen. We run a theatre programme of performance, music and film; plus workshops, classes and clubs in a wide range of arts disciplines. Our facilities are available to hire, for professional and community groups.'
'Situated in the heart of town, Bridport Arts Centre hosts a wide variety of productions in theatre, music, comedy, dance and film alongside an exciting programme of exhibitions. We have an innovative and vibrant participatory programme featuring take part events and activities for all age groups.'
'Community arts centre located in a beautifully converted Chapel on the banks of the River Tamar. We programme a wide range of events including folk, jazz, classical music, comedy, film, theatre, talks and exhibitions ... In addition to our ticketed events we also have Gallery Bar Specials. These feature live music and other events from well-known and emerging performers in the south west.'
'The historic Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre is one of Workington’s much loved buildings and West Cumbria’s premier theatre, entertainment and arts centre. We programme a diverse range of performances, shows and events across the year featuring family shows, comedy, music, opera, ballet, lectures and spoken word events, rock and pop concerts and musicals from the professional touring circuit and from community based performers. The Carnegie Arts Centre is also home to weekly arts participatory classes and workshops featuring ballet, tap, modern and street dance, singing, acting, musicianship ...'
'A multi-purpose arts venue situated in the heart of Long Eaton. Located between Nottingham and Derby, the Centre is Long Eaton’s premier live arts and entertainment venue. Comprising the tiered 180-seat Duchess Theatre, the multi-purpose Devonshire Suite and John Barker Studio, the Chatsworth Arts Centre is the focal point in providing facilities for the arts in Long Eaton throughout the year.'
'A multi-purpose arts venue in the heart of Solihull town centre ... The busy venue hosts a varied mix of professional and amateur events including music, drama, comedy and dance. Most areas are available to hire and successful events are held almost every night ...'
'We are proud to say that Cranleigh Arts Centre earns more than 85% of its income from ticket sales, room hire, merchandising, coffee bar and bar. Only 12% of our income currently comes from public funds, whilst many arts centres depend on around 50% of their income coming from regular public funding.'
'We aim to bring the best of the arts to Dorset’s county town, to give our community creative opportunities and to nurture local talent, because we believe that where the arts thrive people and places do too.'
'The operational base for the arts in Downpatrick and the surrounding area. Part of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council's Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourism department, Down Arts Centre produces a busy programme of events all year round, including exhibitions, live theatre and music events and a wide range of classes and workshops for all ages.'
'Back in 1991, representatives of local arts groups highlighted the need for a centre for the arts in Tweeddale. The "Under One Roof" group was set up to raise funds after a local authority review had identified that a gap existed for a mid-scale performing arts venue, which could also act as a regional facility and a community hub for arts participation, performance and film. After several years of fundraising and feasibility studies, Borders 1996 Company Limited was formed, and acquired the Eastgate Hall in Peebles. The building had started life in 1871 as a church and continued in regular use as a community hall, but was marked for closure until offered a new lease of life as a new centre for the arts in the Borders ...'
'Opened in April 1976. At the time, the design was strikingly modern. As the only large scale performance venue in the region, the building was designed by architects Law & Dunbar-Nasmith to house all types of performing arts from opera to popular music, concerts, ballet, modern dance, drama and films ... Following a major appeal and two years of closure Eden Court reopened in November 2007 as the one of the best equipped arts centres in the country. The Victorian Bishop’s Palace and 1976 theatre, both Grade A Listed, were retained and two new extensions added ...'
'Non-profit arts centre dedicated to presenting performing, vocal and visual art for the benefit of the Island community. Known for its groundbreaking music and opera programmes and its international competitions, the EAC is acknowledged to be one of the leading arts centres in the British Isles.'
'Housed in the old mineworkers’ buildings the Arts Centre incorporates many spaces, from a small café, a Gallery, workshops and an 80-seat auditorium with full professional lighting and sound equipment. The schedule of events marries visual and performing arts across a broad spectrum, attracting local, national and international artists. Throughout the year we present an eclectic mix of exhibitions, live music, film screenings, talks and Q&As, comedy and theatre performances and private events.'
'Forest Arts Centre is renowned for its high quality music provision and is now home to the Walsall Music Education Hub. Providing the rhythm of life to everything from jazz to samba from heavy metal to Indonesian folk music, Forest Arts Centre is the place to come to listen, learn and enjoy music.'
'Our venue is predominantly a receiving theatre where we bring in professional touring shows and also hire the venue out to professional shows. In addition, Grantham has a thriving amateur scene and several groups from the area hire the venue for their productions ... Alongside the shows, the Arts Centre is also a hub for workshops and community activities.'
'Now a Grade II listed building, Haverhill Arts Centre provides a wide ranging programme of arts and entertainment for Haverhill and the surrounding area, featuring a broad selection of theatre, cinema, comedy, children’s shows, music (rock, jazz, classical, folk and world), dance, spoken word, and a variety of participatory workshops for children and adults.'
'Hosts an exciting assortment of live music, films, exhibitions and other events each month.' Hawick Music Club 'promotes seven live concerts from September until April, the majority of which are performed by professional musicians who are usually based in Scotland. The Club also provides a platform for local musicians ... The venue for these concerts is Tower Mill’s small and intimate auditorium'.
'A thriving performance venue for theatre, music, dance, talks, cinema and live broadcasts, plus exhibitions, classes and a range of creative activities for children. The management of the Arts Centre, initially entirely voluntary, has gradually been professionalised, but the success of the project continues to depend on a large group of volunteer staff and participants, and on the wider support and enthusiasm of our rural community.'
The Arts Centre at The Meeting House 'is situated in the old Unitarian Church on East Street in the centre of Ilminster ... The IAC is available for hire for workshops and events for up to 80 people'.
'Opened in June 2001, ISLAND has earned the excellent reputation as one of Ireland’s major leading multi–arts venues. ISLAND proudly presents a unique diversity of arts and entertainment choices all year round and is Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s visually stunning arts base for Lisburn’s vibrant cultural and creative scene. Join over 280,000 visitors a year who visit ISLAND and experience the expectation and excitement of live theatre performances, music, dance and children’s’ theatre from Northern Ireland’s top performers, and an array of national and international companies.'
'Junction combines three purposes – the administrative and civic base for Goole Town Council, a community centre and a busy mixed use arts facility, hosting a wide range of live events, cinema and satellite screenings, a workshop programme and activities that reach out into our community. Everything we do is intended to inspire and develop the way all of our communities enjoy the arts. The programme of events treads a careful path to balance popular appeal with excellent and more challenging work. We are looking to build partnerships, not just attract customers. We firmly believe that we offer significant and sometimes life-changing opportunities, whether that’s through a young person on work experience, people getting a chance to realise undiscovered talents, or a professional artist creating work especially for Goole.'
'Opened in 1978, Lighthouse was conceived as a receiving venue with the vision of injecting cultural provision into Dorset and providing a new home for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra... Lighthouse is unique in that we are the only multi-space venue with four auditoria in the South West, and the largest outside London. We house a symphonic concert hall, mid-scale theatre, small-scale studio theatre, independent cinema, art galleries, and function room spaces. Our audiences can discover and enjoy an extraordinary mix of art forms, not possible elsewhere across the South West, all under one roof.'
'LSO St Luke's is an 18th-century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church, restored to become the home of the LSO's community and music education programme LSO Discovery. LSO St Luke's is buzzing with activity. There are regular creative sessions in the Jerwood Hall, a constant flow of groups making music in the Clore Rooms, playing Balinese gamelan and using music technology equipment in the Candide Discovery Room. Our regular community groups, including the Community Choir, LSO Discovery Choir, Gamelan Group, Digital Technology Group and LSO Create all rehearse at LSO St Luke's during term-time and perform their work to the public regularly ... As well as LSO rehearsals it plays host to a diverse selection of concerts and has seen artists and groups perform from across the spectrum ...'
'Mareel the UK's most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre, operated by Shetland Arts Development Agency. Sited right on the edge of the North Sea on the historic Hay’s Dock quayside in Lerwick beside the Shetland Museum and Archives, Mareel offers a stunning setting for performance, production, studying or just relaxing with a coffee enjoying the view and watching the seals and seabirds bobbing just outside the windows ... The venue provides an exciting year round programme of film, live music, education and other performance events. It is a hub and a focus for the creative communities not just in Shetland but beyond, and a catalyst for the creative industry sector in Shetland.'
'We present the best in arts and entertainment at affordable prices, in wonderful modern and spacious surroundings with something to suit everyone's taste and pocket ... The Market Place programme and facilities are enjoyed by local people and attract audiences from far and wide - from Armagh, Craigavon, Newry, Banbridge, Tyrone and Down to Monaghan, Cavan and Dundalk and beyond.'
'Hosts a range of concert events over the year ... It is also used for theatrical performances, music concerts, tribute acts and operatic nights. With seating for up to 180, modular staging, lighting and PA, the Main Hall is an ideal venue for a local concert event.'
The Website - supplemented by the Facebook Page - provides comprehensive information on this 'gateway to the ancient Hill of The O’Neill and the adjoining Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre featuring a FREE interactive history exhibition as well as hosting a diverse range of arts and cultural activities'.
'An arts and creative industries centre in the Old Town Hall, a late Victorian Grade II* listed building in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil.The Old Town Hall was built to house the Public Offices, courts and holding cells. There are a variety of fine spaces to hire within this great building for events, shows and weddings.'
'Since opening in 1989 Riverhouse has built a reputation as a high quality arts centre servicing the community. We are proud of that reputation and will continue to build on it in the future. We provide a year round programme of events which includes drama, chamber music, traditional and modern jazz, children's shows ...'
'An award-winning facility situated at the heart of Limavady town, we opened in October 2010. We provide a dynamic cultural programme of activities throughout the year, including the very best of national and international theatre, music, visual arts and heritage exhibitions, film and engaging creative learning opportunities.'
'The Roundhouse is one of the most incredible live performance spaces in the world where the biggest names in music, theatre, circus and spoken word take to the stage every day. A former railway engine repair shed, the Grade II* listed building was transformed into a groundbreaking performing arts venue 50 years ago, and we have welcomed legendary artists from all over the world to perform in our unique spaces.'
'A collaborative project between King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls designed to support our high quality performing arts provision. The centre is the most significant new building on the Edgbaston site since the two schools moved here in 1936. The Ruddock Performing Arts Centre was officially opened on Friday 27th April 2012 by Sir Paul Ruddock, a major benefactor of the project ... The Ruddock Hall is a modern, state of the art multi-purpose performance space that caters acoustically for soloists, small orchestras, choirs and larger symphony orchestras. Its unique versatility shines through as it also transforms into an end on theatre space that lends itself to drama, dance and musical theatre.'
'A world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos. Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes. Our festival programme encompasses art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. It reaches 6.25 million people a year, and encompasses over 5,000 events featuring world-class artists from across the globe.'
'Drawing on a rich heritage dating back to the 18th Century, Stamford Arts Centre provides you with the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide selection of art forms from theatre, music and film to sculpture, dance and drawing ... Our beautiful ballroom hosts a variety of concerts including our classical music season that runs from October through to May, as well as dances and workshops ...'
'Since opening in 2007, Strule Arts Centre has welcomed hundreds of thousands of patrons to be entertained by performances from professional hire, community and amateur based organisations including school performances, workshops, classes, art exhibitions and conferences. Strule Arts Centre offers creative outlets and opportunities for local, national and international talent.'
'Taliesin Arts Centre is at the heart of Swansea University's Singleton Campus. Open throughout the year, we host a broad programme of events including cinema screenings, an average of ten visiting exhibitions per year, and a great variety of live performances, from dance and drama to jazz and world music.'
'The Bhavan aims to preserve, encourage and propagate the teaching and understanding of Indian art and culture as an integral part of the culture of the United Kingdom. It commends universal values in performance and studies. Our objective is to provide a centre of learning in the UK for Indian culture.'
'The Cut offers Halesworth and the surrounding countryside arts, music, theatre, dance, comedy, cinema, workshops and Art Exhibitions. It has a cafeteria and licensed bar, and food is now available an hour before most evening events. New Cut Arts receives no central funding and relies on the support of the local community and its 500 Club benefactors who help to pay the mortgage ...'
'The Flavel is the commonly used name of the “Flavel Centre Trust” ... The Aims of the Trust are: the advancement of the education of the public in the arts, particularly, but not exclusively, the performing arts; the advancement of the education of the public by the provision and maintenance of a public library and associated facilities; any charitable purpose for the general benefit of the public.'
'The Maltings is a purpose-built arts complex in the centre of the historic walled market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed - at the northernmost tip of North East England, just 3 miles from the Scottish border. Each year we present a diverse mix of over 500 live events, workshops and digital cinema screenings, selling over 60,000 tickets, and serving as a key cultural hub for North Northumberland and the eastern Scottish Borders.'
'Busy and popular arts centre in Tewkesbury with an eclectic programme of live events, take part activities, exhibitions and festivals. In addition to the 370 seat auditorium, The Roses boasts a relaxing bar where you can enjoy a pre-show and interval drinks as well as live entertainment including jazz and folk music ...'
'We are one of the few integrated arts and heritage centres in the UK and use this position to create innovative programmes to inspire and engage the 120,000 residents of Havant Borough and beyond. We want to create experiences that change the way people see the world; to enhance wellbeing and make our community proud.'
'Founded in 1969 by the world-renowned jazz musicians Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth. It has a vision to: "engage the widest range of people with music in all its diversity" Sir John and Dame Cleo began the realisation of that vision with the development of The Stables Theatre, in some outbuildings at their home, as a venue for concerts and education activities. In October 2000, the new Stables Theatre opened its doors, with a second phase of development opening in 2007. It is now home to The Jim Marshall Auditorium with 448 capacity (398 seated and 50 standing) and Stage 2 (80 seated and 20 standing or 100 standing) and presents around 350 concerts and 250 education sessions each year.'
'As Northern Ireland’s home of live entertainment, the Waterfront offers an unrivalled choice of world class events. Here you will enjoy a premium quality local and international programme of rock and popular music concerts, stand up comedy, classical music, opera and ballet, theatre, talks, seasonal showcases and much more.'
'Watermans is the major arts centre in West London. We are an independent cinema, theatre with a year-round programme for children, a new media art gallery and a creative space for the community. We are situated in a stunning location on the banks of the River Thames, opposite Kew Gardens with a large riverside café/bar and restaurant. We are a social enterprise which means that any money we make is ploughed back into providing high-quality arts events for the whole community. Our mission is to bring communities together through cultural participation ...'
'One of the world’s great concert halls, specialises in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song ... Discreetly nestled in Central London, the Hall – renowned for its intimacy, responsive acoustic and its Arts and Crafts interior – has a capacity of 552 seats, but draws in audiences from far and wide through its enterprising use of digital media and its ambitious learning and outreach programmes; these go beyond concert audiences to embrace schools, nurseries, hospitals, community centres and care homes.'
'Founded ... by a group of visionary local people, who realised that there was a serious need for top quality performance and rehearsal facilities in the area. Since then, the Centre has built an enviable reputation as a professional concert hall of exceptional quality rooted in community participation and involvement.'
'Our mission is for Wyeside Arts Centre to be at the heart of our community. We aim to reach out to all, in mid-Powys and beyond, to present the best in live, film and community arts to entertain, educate and excite, at our unique and welcoming venue. Wyeside aims to nurture inspiration, participation, creativity and curiosity.'
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