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'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 ...' 

 

'Located on the historic Tuesday Market Place in the heart of King’s Lynn, the Corn Exchange hosts a wide variety of entertainment for everyone to enjoy including: top comedians, live music concerts, dance, opera, children’s shows, musicals, theatre, talks and a magical pantomime every Christmas.'

 

'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.’

 

‘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”.'

 

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.’

'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 ...'

 

‘Launched in 2013 out of the long-standing Greenock Arts Guild which was established in 1945. The Beacon is located in Greenock on the banks for the Clyde with spectacular views over the hills of Argyll and Bute and is Inverclyde’s prime provider of arts and creative learning. The Beacon stages a vast array of performances from award-winning national companies like Scottish Opera and National Theatre of Scotland to large scale community musicals and amateur theatre.’

 

'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.'

 

‘A jewel of a little theatre in the centre of the market town of Boston. It is a 229-seat theatre built inside the remains of the refectory of a Dominican monastery, with parts of the structure dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. It is, of course, a listed building ... Over the years its fortunes waxed and waned, but small subsidies from Boston Borough Council and, later, the Arts Council, enabled it to survive. Unfortunately in this day and age such subsidies have disappeared and we now receive no grants and have to survive on our merits ...’

 

‘Caerphilly County Borough's leading theatre & live entertainment venue ... The building is currently one of the busiest and most vibrant performing arts venues in South Wales, presenting over 40 shows a season ranging from well-known household names to productions staged by groups based in the local community.’

 

‘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”.’

'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.'

 

'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 ...'

 

'The Byre Theatre has been part of the University of St Andrews since 2014, hosting a varied and vibrant programme of University, student, amateur and professional productions of theatre, dance, musicals, music, opera and family focussed performances. Under the University’s management, the theatre is succeeding in attracting audiences from the town and beyond to enjoy a wide variety of programming across a diverse range of art forms.'

 

'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 & 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 ...'

 

The Citadel is the no.1 venue for live music, arts and community events in St. Helens.’

 

’A cultural venue for drama, dance and all performing arts - right in the heart of Hyndburn ... The Civic is a lively community theatre. If you want to watch shows or be in shows or do anything arts and crafty, there is always something going on at The Civic ...’

 

'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 ranging from local drama groups to national commercial promoters who find The Core Theatre a thriving, successful venue with loyal and supportive audience.'

 

‘The home of entertainment in South Oxfordshire ... Mission is to be a community theatre and entertainment venue for the residents of Didcot and surrounding towns and villages.’

 

Coronation Hall is one of the principal buildings in Ulverston and has the largest capacity of any hall in the south Cumbria area. It is managed, operated and maintained by Ulverston Community Enterprises and offers excellent entertainment including performances by highly acclaimed touring companies in the fields of music, theatre, ballet and opera, as well as providing a lively community venue.‘

 

‘Set in the heart of the community, Craic Theatre and Arts Centre is a unique performing arts venue built on the site of an old weaving factory. Each year we provide opportunities and entertainment for people of the area, through our in-house company Craic Players; our extensive youth theatre programme for children and young people aged 4 – 18; community groups; as well as offering professional touring companies the opportunity to stage spectacular shows, concerts and workshops.‘

 

'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 ...'

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.’

 

‘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.’

 

‘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

'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.'

Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre in the heart of Peebles in the Scottish Borders is a vibrant, busy, well-loved hub for live performances, films, classes and exhibitions. A key venue for established acts and emerging talent, the theatre’s year round performance programme ranges across music, drama, dance, comedy, talks and family shows. Weekly classes give opportunities for people of all ages to take part in art, dance, drama and music. There are also “one off” workshops and festivals as well as an outreach programme taking arts into the community.‘

 

'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.'

'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.'

‘Part of the new Musicians Centre, located in the original Keighley Employment Exchange built in 1938, hence how we got our name. Located just 2 minutes walk from the town centre and the main bus station, The Exchange Arts Centre will host events in music, arts and comedy as well as providing space for conferences and exhibitions. For the community the centre will be a space for local groups to meet, a location for classes in the arts and a focal point for entertainment in the area.’

 

‘Fairfield Halls is south London’s largest arts centre. Following a multi-million-pound redevelopment Fairfield Halls will be at the heart of Croydon’s new cultural and education quarter. The venue houses a playhouse, concert hall, studio spaces, rehearsal rooms, restaurants, bars and business lounge. Offering a wide range of performances and facilities including classical performances, concerts, comedy, drama, community shows, conferences, weddings and events.’

 

‘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!’

 

‘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.’

 

'The Centre's mission statement is: "Making creative arts accessible for everyone". The centre – as part of the Cultural Service of Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council - strives to make this area the best place to live and work in Northern Ireland. We believe passionately that creative opportunity is vital to our quality of life - and will assist in building prosperity through the creative economy and tourism, as well as supporting social inclusion, community cohesion and wellbeing.'

 

‘It doesn't matter what you're into, they'll always be something for you at the Guildhall. From contemporary dance to dazzling music and drama, there's so much going on, and if there's ever something you think we should be doing just let us know!‘

 

‘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.'

 

'An arts and culture led regeneration project, designed to make a substantial contribution to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Hawick and the wider Borders. The project transformed three derelict buildings in the West End of the town with the aim of creating jobs, building new sustainable facilities and encouraging visitors to the area.'

 

'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.'

 

'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 ...'

‘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’.

 

'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.'

 

’A beautifully converted corn exchange in the heart of Suffolk and just 5 minutes from the Norwich-Ipswich-London railway line. We take pride in hosting a variety of original music, from established acts to emerging talent. We also host poetry, film, theatre, and comedy ... John Peel was an English disc jockey, radio presenter and journalist. He was the longest-serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJ’s broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004. He was known for his eclectic taste in music and his honest and warm broadcasting style.‘

 

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.‘

 

'Our values guide every aspect of our operations, articulating what we need to accomplish in order to achieve sustainability and excellence: Place/Platform We pride ourselves on having world-class facilities, which are able to deliver a superior standard of both cultural and corporate events ... ; Lifelong Learning We are committed to lifelong learning and participation both internally and externally ...;  Artistic We see ourselves as being ambassadors of music, presenting a diverse range of work ... ;  Collaboration Our unique programme is created through our ethos of collaboration .... ;  Excellence We strive to deliver excellence in all that we do. We are proud of our independent funding status and our flexibility in how we operate, in adhering to our goal of excellence.'

‘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.’

 

'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.'

'An 18th-century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church, restored to become the home of the LSO's community and music education programme LSO Discovery. 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.’

 

Also indexedLondon Symphony Orchestra

‘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.’

‘Provides a mid-scale performance venue capable of hosting major touring companies, music, dance performances and film shows ... We operate as a venue for your own learning requirements and can assist with a range of learning opportunities.‘

 

'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.'

 

'We are a lively community hub at the heart of Melbourne in South Derbyshire ... We run our own live music and performance events. We also work with clubs, musicians and arts organisations to host performances.'

 

'Internationally recognised and at the heart of Norwich’s cultural community, Norwich Arts Centre is a contemporary arts venue that delivers a daily programme of live music, theatre, dance, live art, visual art, literature and comedy. It is a small, independently run venue with charitable status with a mission to support the development of artists and nurture emerging talent across a range of art forms; Norwich Arts Centre really is the best small venue in Britain.'

 

‘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.’

 

‘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.’

 

 

‘From our stunning rural setting we offer a varied and exciting programme of arts events and activities. We aim to entertain, inspire, educate and challenge in equal measure. Our packed annual programme includes film, live events, exhibitions, workshops and educational outreach for people of all ages, interests and abilities. We think we are “the largest arts centre in the smallest town” and we know our positive impact is felt across the region.‘

 

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.’

 

‘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.’

‘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.‘

‘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.‘

Revelation is Ashford's music and arts venue, delivered by the St Mary's Arts Trust. Since 2011, we have worked hard to establish a centre of excellence for the arts in the town. We now embark upon stage 2 of our mission to be a beacon for the arts, to which Ashford's growing community can come together and experience high quality performance and exhibition.‘

 

Also indexedSt Mary’s Arts Trust

‘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

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.’

 

'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.'

 

'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. An emphasis of our service is exploring, celebrating and showcasing local stories reflecting the rich cultural diversity of the borough. We also support diverse cultural practice throughout our area, maintaining a thriving outreach initiative and helping community and voluntary arts groups develop more arts and heritage activities.'

 

'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.'

'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 ...'

 

‘The Shire Hall is situated right in the heart of Howden, overlooking the historic Howden Minster. It is a multi-functional building which is used for various events such as parties, fundraising events, live music, theatre and cinema. It is also home to classes including dance, karate, salsa, Zumba, theatre studies, and music classes.’

 

'An international performance centre based at one of the world’s best-loved music venues, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, and set against a stunning backdrop of reeds, water and big skies ... The creative campus is home to Aldeburgh Music, a year-round programme with a unique artistic model. Having grown out of the Aldeburgh Festival, it has realised founder Benjamin Britten’s vision for an international centre of music whose performance programme makes its mark on the world’s stage and which has artist development, learning and community inclusion as its creative engine. Aldeburgh Music’s programme ranges from development opportunities for musicians at all career stages to work that explores music’s ability to have a positive impact on people’s lives when they need it most.'

Also indexedAldeburgh Music

'The South Holland Centre is owned and operated by South Holland District Council. The professional programme is support funded by Arts Council England.'

 

'A premier theatre experience in your local town. Our programme caters for all genres of entertainment including theatre, live music, dance and comedy as well as a comprehensive selection of family orientated shows.'

 

'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.'

Also indexedPurcell Room | Queen Elizabeth Hall | Royal Festival Hall

'SPAN is a vibrant community arts charity based in Narberth ... bringing the arts to rural Pembrokeshire ... A high quality and diverse programme of music, theatre, voice, dance and carnival events held at variety of venues and settings across Pembrokeshire.'

 

‘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.’

 

‘Formerly the Parish Church of St. John The Baptist. The church was built by subscription in 1839-40 in memory of Charles S. Miller, a former vicar ...  The Church became redundant in 1979 and in the following year a suggestion was made by the Harlow Chorus that the building would make a good base. At the time Old Harlow did not have a community centre, the Diocese therefore granted a lease with covenants to restrict its use to serving the social and recreational needs of the area ... We offer a varied programme of activities and events for all ages which include concerts, exhibitions and workshops.’

 

‘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 ...’

‘An inspiring space in South Cambridgeshire providing educational activities for all ages. We host concerts and music workshops, and a diverse range of lectures and art courses in a range of disciplines. Stapleford Granary is the home of the ACE Foundation, our parent charity, which aims to support cultural and international understanding. The converted farm buildings provide the perfect setting for shared educational and cultural pursuits.’

 

'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.' 

 

'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.'

 

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.‘

 

‘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.'

‘South Tyneside's premier arts centre offering great arts & entertainment for all.‘

 

‘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

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

 

'By offering an exciting entertainment programme and a diverse range of participatory performing arts, The Grand's vision is to bring wholesome engagement of the Arts to individuals of all ages. This journey begins from the early years and continues every step of the way through to adulthood through our various performing arts-based activities and projects.'

 

‘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.’

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”.’

 

‘Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a stunning, award winning building housing two vibrant theatres, a studio space, relaxing art galleries, cafés, bars, a restaurant and souvenir gift shop. With a huge variety of performances, The Lowry's Lyric and Quays Theatres offer a wealth of fabulous entertainment, including West End musicals, the very best in drama, live bands, famous comedians, plus world class dance and opera.’

 

'The premier performing and media arts venue for north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. We are the largest performing arts venue between Newcastle and Edinburgh.'

 

'A lively Arts Centre supporting local artists as well as a busy professional theatre programme, from Family Theatre to Live Music, Classes in a variety of creative arts from guitar lessons to jewellery making, singing to painting; also a busy youth arts schedule including Theatre, Dance and Music.'

 

'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.'

 

‘A 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 and coffee shop where you can enjoy a pre-show and interval drinks as well as live entertainment including jazz and folk music and stand up comedy ...’

 

To entertain, involve and inspire each and every person we meet through engagement with outstanding music and creative events ...'

 

'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.'

 

'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.'

 

'This exciting venue offers live bands, music, theatre, stand up comedy, cinema and much more every week ...'

 

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