Please note that our building is closed to the general public pending government advice on re-opening. We continue to work towards re-opening within socially distanced guidlines.
Drawing on a rich heritage dating back to the 18th Century, Stamford Arts Centre is a thriving multi-arts venue that provides the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide selection of art forms from theatre, cinema, music and poetry to sculpture, dance, painting and drawing.
Throughout the year professional touring theatre companies visit our 166 seat theatre as well as five weeks of drama from our resident Shoestring Theatre Company. The theatre also doubles up as the cinema which, over the last 25 years, has become a film hub for the local area, showing a huge variety of genre including Hollywood blockbusters, Art House and World Cinema.
The beautiful ballroom regularly hosts a range of concerts including our popular classical music season that runs from October through to May every year, as well as dances and workshops. The ballroom is a wonderful venue for a wedding or special occasion, and is available to hire along with several other multi-functional rooms for everything from meetings to evening functions.
Our tremendous gallery is spacious, light and airy; open from Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 9pm and is free to look around. The main gallery accommodates an interesting and varied programme of contemporary exhibitions from local and international artists including photography, painting, textile, drawing and sculpture.
Art pieces are also displayed in the foyer coffee shop, which generally exhibits work by our artists in residence, as well as in the ante room where works by the Welland Valley Art Society are displayed. Both the Cellar Bar and Gallery Bar provide a diverse selection of drinks and nibbles. The Gallery Bar opening for live shows and the Cellar Bar remains open Monday to Saturday 7pm – 11pm.
If you would like to start, advance your skills or refresh a hobby then do take a look at our workshops for both adults and children that run daily. Drama, singing, dancing and art are all catered for. So whatever your taste, we’ll have something for you.
Please note we are closed pending government advice on re-opening.
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Stamford Arts Centre
27 St Mary's Street
Call 01780 763203
Box Office Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 8pm and 1 hour before shows on Sundays.
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Tourist Information Centre
Call 01780 755611
Tourist Information Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm.
Manager / Cultural Services Team Leader - Graham Burley
House Manager - Emma Oglesbee
Assistant House Manager - Jack Milligan
Marketing & Sales Officer and Box Office Supervisor - Benjamin Reynolds
Marketing & Sales Assistant - Felicity Dobson
Arts Programme Officer - Karen Burrows
Audience Development Officer - Jo Dobbs
Technical Manager - Adrian Hill
Box Office Administrator - Carolyn Bland
Finance & Admin Officer - Karen Palmer
You can also contact the team above by calling 01780 480846
A mile off the A1, Stamford is easy to find. There are direct train lines from Peterborough and Leicester, as well as bus services from the surounding local area. Both the train and bus stations are a short walk away from the Arts Centre.
Stamford Arts Centre is situated on St Mary's Street, south of, and running parallel with, the pedestrianised High Street.
There is a large public car park on Wharf Road, just 3 minutes walk away. Parking is also available at Cattle Market and Bath Row car parks. As well as on St Leonard's Street (Short Stay daytime).
Parking is free in the town after 6pm.
There is parking for disabled badge holders close to the Arts Centre in St. Mary's Street and St. George's Square.
Stamford Arts Centre
27 St Mary's Street
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