Arts centres in your area

A trip to your local arts centre - for you, it's a welcome break and an excuse to experience a little culture. For your children, it's probably a café and gift shop with art centre attached, but hopefully it'll be enriching nonetheless. Here are 10 centres that are bursting with culture from around the country, but scroll down and click on your nearest Local site to find more.


10 great arts centres around the country

Set amongst the trees in Waterlow Park, Lauderdale Arts Centre offers a range of events and activities, including music and drama performances, art exhibitions and Saturday morning kids shows.


Located in one of London's most art-oriented boroughs, Tower Hamlets, Mile End Art Pavilion showcases some of the best art from the area.

 mile end arts centre

With an auditorium that seats 200 people, this nationally-reknowned arts centre attracts big acts on the comedy, music and theatre scene.


The ethos behind this arts centre is to inspire young people through art and creativity. With workshops and after-school classes, and facilities for both visual and performance arts, there's something for everyone to get involved with if they want to cultivate their creative side.


A thriving arts centre amid suburbia, The Corner House has drama, music and dance performances in abundance.


The Lowry has lots to offer for families with theatre, art and activities just for kids, as well as exhibitions and shows for grown-ups.

 Dairy Centre

Opened in April 2013, this arts centre has free admission and exhibits innovative contemporary art in a spacious and light venue. 


With a café, cinema, live performances, clubs, classes, talks and free Wi-Fi, why would you ever go anywhere else?


With three galleries and exhibitions changing regularly, this is one of Surrey's go-to places for art enthusiasts.


At the Newport Museum and Art Gallery you can find exhibitions all about the history of Newport and its culture.


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