Centre History

Bridgwater Arts Centre

11-13 Castle Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3DD

01278 422700 / 1

The Centre has promoted many outstanding events and has become a well known venue for many performers. Individuals who became known here include Cecil Day Lewis, Jill Balcon, John Betjeman, Joyce Grenfell, Malcolm Binns, Dennis Matthews, Clive Lithgoe, Benjamin Britten, Anthony Hopkins, Rosalind Plowright and Peter Katin to name but a few.

The programme of events continues to provide a wide spectrum of the Arts for the residents of Bridgwater and the surrounding areas. For over twenty years Rock Bands have played at the centre and have made it a well known venue for lively evenings. Along with the music, drama, dance, exhibitions and recitals, the 'Arts Centre' continues to be one of Bridgwaters' most valued and cultured assets.

Information for disabled Arts Centre users.

Access to the theatre, gallery and Melly’s Bar is via 3 steps, or via removable ramps. Please ask at Box Office if these are required and we will be pleased to assist. Please note: at present, we do not have adapted toilet facilities for wheelchair users. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the building. Please feel free to discuss your requirements with our Box Office staff.

Concessionary-priced tickets are available to under 16s, over 60s, full-time students and people in receipt of state benefits, including disabled people in receipt of benefits. Proof of status is required. A complimentary ticket is available for a guide or support worker attending a workshop or performance with a disabled customer.

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