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The Category Arts and Culture Centres is a subset of Venues for UK Concerts and Recitals. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Arts and Culture Centres which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Centre’s Full Record.

 

Some 'Featured' Providers in this Category are so busy during their Season(s) that I do not even try to list all the dates when they have planned forthcoming events:

- Barbican Centre

- Fairfield Halls

- Kings Place

- Lighthouse Poole

- LSO St Luke's

- Snape Maltings

- Southbank Centre

- Stapleford Granary

- The Sage

- Wales Millennium Centre

- Wiltshire Music Centre

In contrast, the ANNEXE for Arts and Culture Centres lists Centres which do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

^ Arts and Culture Centres ANNEXE

 

www.facebook.com/aberystwytharts/

'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 ...' 

 

www.alley-theatre.com

'With an eclectic mix of events including music, comedy, dance, drama, workshops, festivals, exhibitions, and family shows, there is certainly something for everyone ... at The Alley.’

 

www.anvilarts.org.uk

Anvil Arts runs The Anvil, The Haymarket and The Forge in Basingstoke. It is the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire, serving a region which stretches across central southern England.’

www.waterfront.co.uk

'If it’s on, it’s on at the Waterfront! 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.'

 

www.bollingtonartscentre.co.uk

‘In 1984 the Methodist Church was being remodelled and no longer needed the Sunday School situated at the top of the hill behind the church. Led by Dr John Coope and Mrs Pat Penney, a group of keen actors and singers formed a trust and negotiated loans in order to buy the Sunday School building, renaming it Bollington Arts Centre. After a lot of fundraising and hard work, the loans were paid off and the Arts Centre is still providing a rehearsal and performance space for its regular users as well as a programme of concerts, talks, classes and exhibitions for everyone to access. It is run entirely by volunteers and is self-supporting. The auditorium has excellent acoustics and a warm intimate atmosphere where one can almost “feel at home”.’

www.bridport-arts.com

'Hosts a wide variety of national and regional productions in theatre, music and dance along with an exciting programme of exhibitions, which attract over 10,000 visitors each year. Bridport Arts Centre enjoys extraordinary success in reaching the wider community in Dorset with innovative, vibrant participatory programmes ...'

 

calstockarts.org

'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.'

 

www.cranleighartscentre.org

'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. Your support is important to us ...'

www.culturlann.org

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin is an award-winning Irish language, arts and cultural centre in Derry City ... Alongside a year-round programme of arts activity and performances, the organization has delivered several large-scale festivals ... and continues to produce a challenging and diverse programme to cater for all ages and communities.’

 

www.thedart.co.uk

‘Community venue for all ages who wish to engage with performing and visual arts. With an emphasis on arts, crafts and music, our centre-run courses are all led by professional practitioners or artists in hour long, half day or full day workshops, including children’s holiday activities.’

 

www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

‘Bringing the best of the arts to the county town. We programme about 200 events a year and aim to appeal to all sorts of people ... The shows take place mainly in our home venue, Dorchester Corn Exchange, but also outdoors in Maumbury Rings or in one of the many beautiful churches, barns or event venues in and around Dorchester ... We also support Dorchestra, the local community orchestra, where anyone who wants to pick up an instrument (perhaps after a long lay-off or as a beginner) can join in a joyful celebration of music.’

 

Also indexedDorchestra | Dorchester Corn Exchange

www.facebook.com/Down-Arts-Centre-14597394880...

'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.'

www.eden-court.co.uk

'Whether you enjoy classical music, ballet, opera or world cinema, comedy, musicals, drama or contemporary dance, without Eden Court, you probably wouldn’t get to see it here in the Highlands ... We have built up the largest arts education programme in the UK and are seen nationally as experts in the important job of developing creativity in our young people.'

www.erinartscentre.com/home.html

'One of the leading arts centres in the British Isles. Known for its ground-breaking music and opera festivals and its international competitions for the double bass, viola and oboe, the Erin Arts Centre acts as a prestigious venue for artists and a model for arts centres across the country. These events have and continue to attract artists and participants of the highest stature ... The Erin Arts Centre's activities are supported by an active and involved corps of members, audience supporters and volunteers.'

www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk

'Evesham’s leading venue for live entertainment, offering a diverse programme of events from dance to drama, concerts from rock to classical, comedy, pantomimes, musical theatre, workshops and so much more ...'

www.facebook.com/FairkytesArtsCentre/

‘Our beautiful Grade II listed Georgian/Victorian house opened as an Arts Centre in 1973. Owned and operated by the London Borough of Havering, the house, together with its ... outbuildings, offer arts workshops, courses, activities and events for all ages and abilities, whether it's in our performing arts studio or fully equipped pottery or art rooms. We're home to artists, photographers, crafters and music teachers in their own private studios, and host to dozens of clubs, societies and groups from model railways to amateur radio, painting, music appreciation, accordion players - the list just goes on and on!’

 

www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/music

‘The Ilminster 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 ... We run a year-round programme of highly acclaimed art exhibitions and concerts (jazz, classical, folk and world music) along with a programme of regularly changing art exhibitions in the Gallery, and a host of art and craft workshops and other events’.

 

www.junctiongoole.co.uk

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 ... 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 ... For a small venue, in a small town, in an often-overlooked corner of East Yorkshire’s flatlands, we punch well above our weight. Junction was instrumental in the establishment of the Small Venues Network and is involved in many regional and national initiatives all with the single purpose of bringing the best possible arts activity to the town and embedding it into the life of the area.‘

 

www.kirkgatearts.org.uk

‘The Kirkgate Centre is a vibrant community arts centre. Converted from the former derelict All Saints School 15 years ago, it is now Cockermouth's main arts venue with a 125 seat theatre/cinema and exhibition space.’

 

lytharts.org.uk

‘Set deep in the countryside, Lyth Arts Centre is housed in a beautiful old school building surrounded by trees and ancient stone walls. From the outside it still retains the character of a small Victorian village school, the former Barrock Public School, while the interior has been adapted and extended to become a multipurpose theatre venue and exhibition space. A year-round programme of Live Performances presents the best work of small-scale touring companies - often innovative and experimental. This includes drama, dance, jazz, folk, world, and new music. Most of the programme is devoted to presenting the work of professional British and international artists and performers and the centre also acts as a stepping-off point for local artistic activity. The main aim is to promote work of the highest standard.’

visitarmagh.com/places-to-explore/the-market-...

'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.'

 

www.number8.org

‘Our mission is to provide arts and leisure activities to the local community and beyond with the aim of improving the social well-being of the inhabitants of Pershore and surrounding areas. Number 8  offers a vibrant programme of film (with digital projection and 3D), live events (including music, theatre and dance), plus events beamed in via satellite such as ballets, operas and the National Theatre Live seasons.’

 

www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk

‘The Centre will serve the local community and visitors alike by providing a varied programme of live events, theatre, cinema, classes and workshops, alongside a gallery area and cafe. Community activities and events are welcomed with a variety of spaces and facilities for hire by local people, groups and businesses. The pricing of room hire has been set to encourage use of the Centre, and particularly to attract local community groups ... You can get involved with Pavilions Teignmouth in many different ways: Volunteering, Working, Hiring space, Coming to events, Giving us feedback.’

 

 

www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk

Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) has gained a nation-wide reputation for its live-event and film programmes. The venue, which has a 200-seat auditorium and 70-seat studio/exhibition space, has provided film screenings, live music, theatre performances, comedy clubs, art exhibitions and conference facilities to ten of thousands of people ... Since opening PAC has played host to a variety of national and international Musicians, Comedians, Theatre & Dance Companies, Film Directors and artists.’

 

www.pontio.co.uk

‘A feast of music is in store as part of our artistic programme, from local and young talent to opera and classical music, as well as folk, world music and gigs. Bring your friends, and enjoy.’

www.queenshall.co.uk

‘QHAC has established itself as a strong base for an extensive range of artistic activity, attracting the best international and national artists from music, drama, dance and national touring comedy to non professional shows put on by local community groups. In addition to programming within the building, QHA delivers an extensive outreach service bringing workshops and performances to communities throughout Northumberland.‘

www.dungannon.info

‘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 ... Step inside the old Belfast Bank in Dungannon, now transformed into Ranfurly Arts and Visitor Centre, and you stand not just in a beautifully renovated Victorian centrepiece at the heart of the town, but also at the threshold of one of the most ancient sites in Ulster – The Hill of The O’Neill.‘

rhosygilwen.co.uk

‘West Wales’ most exciting Music and Arts venue ... Located in the Teifi Valley, Pembrokeshire and close to the borders of Ceredigion and Carmarthen, Neuadd y Dderwen (The Oak Hall) is constructed from green oak in keeping with a centuries old tradition of craftmanship. The building has been fitted with the latest technology featuring a Bose P.A and digital projection, designed with acoustic music in mind. We have our own beautiful Steinway concert grand piano. The venue delights both audiences and performers, seating up to 250 people.‘

Also indexedNeuadd y Dderwen

www.newportlive.co.uk/arts-culture/the-riverf...

The Riverfront is at the heart of the arts and entertainment scene in Newport. A lively theatre and arts centre based in the centre of Newport City centre that brings as many people as possible into contact with the arts and creativity, with professional performances, film screenings and workshops. The Riverfront is Newport's only professional presenting theatre and arts centre ... Throughout the year, The Riverfront offers high quality live theatre with music, drama, dance and much more on offer…The Riverfront seeks to be a gateway into the arts and to use the arts as a gateway to addressing issues, for a wide range of the communities of Newport.’

 

riverhousebarn.co.uk

'A community venue overlooking the river in Walton. It started out in 1998 as a restored 18thC barn and has now grown to include gallery, craft studio, courtyard, garden, and Cafe/Bar. Riverhouse is used for theatre, childrens shows, comedy, chamber music and all kinds of jazz. We also offer a wide range of courses, from streetdance for older kids, or music, mime and movement for the younger guests, to our writers group, book club, art classes for all ages, jewellery making, enamelling, photography and crochet.'

 

www.ruddockpac.co.uk

'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.'

www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk

'Previously the building was an under used and rundown Town Hall owned by East Devon District Council. It annually lost in excess of £30,000 per year and as such was at great risk of being sold. A community group (Seatons Voice) formed and generated a plan to lease out the building and hold events to cover the running costs. Roll on 6 years, lots of hard work and over 60 active volunteers the building has been transformed into a vibrant entertainment and much used community facility ...'

 

www.stamfordartscentre.com

‘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 ...’

struleartscentre.co.uk

'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.'

 

shed-arts.co.uk

'A part volunteer-run arts centre, converted in 2016 from a former Great Western Railway building.  Shed-Arts opened in the spring of 2017 having received generous support from Tetbury Town Council, the general public and regional donors. The first season of events was varied but always informed by our vision for the Goods Shed to become a regional centre of artistic excellence in the Cotswolds.  Shed-Arts provides arts and entertainment in an iconic building that doubles as a community hub.'

 

www.theatkinson.co.uk

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport and just 3 minutes’ walk from Southport train station. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.‘

 

bhavan.net

‘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.'

newcut.org

‘Opened in 2004, The Cut has been giving Halesworth quality theatre and music for over 10 years, hosted mainly in the Alan Bates Auditorium, which was opened by the late Sir Alan Bates himself. Not only has The Cut been praised for showing fantastic shows and musical numbers over the years but for showing fabulous artworks from some of the most brilliant local artists in the Suffolk and Norfolk region and also for its superb café that supplies delicious homemade pastries and cakes, all set in a beautifully restored Maltings workhouse that still keeps some of its old world charm.’

 

Also indexedHalesworth Arts Festival

theflavel.org.uk

Has 'a growing reputation as one of the best small arts venues in Devon'.

 

www.thehafren.co.uk

‘548 seat venue in Newtown, Powys showing a very varied programme all year round ... We are reaching more people than ever in our catchment and beyond ... With the large public funding reductions, without your continued increased support we would not be able to bring such a diverse and quality programme to Montgomeryshire. We value your custom and are pleased that our programme is appealing to so many of you. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends in the near future.’

thehubstmarys.co.uk

Grade II* Building, originally opened in 1870: ‘In the 20th century, after the numbers attending church dropped, the building was transformed into a multi- functional space ... The new Lichfield public library with over 100,000 books, audio visuals, is now housed on the ground floor ... St Mary’s is in the heart of Lichfield on the historic market square ... Our Mission Statement to reflect our new vision is: “To make St Mary’s the beating cultural heart of Lichfield’s community, building aspirations and skills through engagement with the City’s vibrant history and the arts”.’

 

www.porticoards.com

'A multi-purpose venue for everyone to use. It will host cultural, educational and heritage events and activities to include film shows, concerts, exhibitions, literary events, talks and much more ... The ethos of the organ restoration was to encourage the general public to explore and play the instrument. In addition, much of its inner workings have been encased with glass - uniquely allowing a fascinating appreciation of the workings of the instrument.'

 

stables.org

'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) ... Presents around 350 concerts and 250 education sessions each year.'

 

stirlingevents.org/tolbooth-event/

'A modern arts venue located within one of Stirling’s most significant historical buildings. A jail, courthouse and one time Scottish Parliament during James VI’s reign, the Tolbooth has played an important part in Stirling’s story. We offer a wide ranging programme of performances and events including, live music, comedy and theatre. We are committed to working with young, emerging musicians and provide a number of opportunities and projects throughout the year to support their development.'

 

www.walsallarena.com

‘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.'

 

www.wellsmaltings.org.uk

‘Wells Maltings is a striking brick and flint building within the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea which was built in the mid-19th century. In the late 16th century, Wells was the major port for the area and by the first half of the 18th century the town become a major exporter of malt. In 1890 the town had nine large malthouses, employing over 50 people. The town is now a seaside resort with a small working port, and the building is one of the last remaining malthouses in Wells ... The new Wells Maltings building has been augmented hugely by a brand new extension, with the internal spaces refitted and developed to create a modern day cultural and heritage hub.’

 

Also indexedMusic-next-the-Sea

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