About Us

Bridgwater Arts Centre has been in existence on Castle Street site since 1946.

It is a 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.


The theatre roof at Bridgwater Arts Centre is in serious need of restoration, and so from the 1st of January it will be closed to carry out urgent repairs.  The centre will be open as usual to regular users, tenants, and hirers, where possible. The gallery is also open to members of the public and we are in the process of putting on several events in the bar. As a Grade 1 listed building, and the oldest arts centre in the UK to have opened with Arts Council funding, it is vital that we safeguard the heritage of our building, and work towards further establishing the centre as a creative space that can best serve the people of Bridgwater.

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