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  • Southwold Arts Centre

Southwold Arts Centre

The première entertainment venue in the popular Suffolk coastal town of Southwold; presenting a year-round programme of events including music, theatre, film, comedy, craft and antique fairs, art exhibitions, workshops, community events and outdoor events. Southwold Arts Centre also offers a number of spaces for hire; suitable for live events, meetings, family celebrations and exhibition space.

The Venue plays host to Southwold Arts Festival (June), Southwold Summer Theatre (July - September), Ways With Words literary festival (November) and Southwold and Reydon Pantomime Group (January).

A wide selection of local societies use the facilities for talks and demonstrations; Jazz Appreciation Society, Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Southwold Decorative and Fine Arts Society to name but a few: meaning you are guaranteed to find something of interest. Plans are currently in the pipeline to establish both a Youth theatre and amateur dramatics group.

The box office sells tickets for many local events; acting as a ticket agent for Latitude, Circus Hassani, Southwold Arts Festival and Southwold & Aldeburgh Summer Theatre.

There are a number of rooms available to hire for live events, meetings, family celebrations and exhibition space.

The Centre is operated by Sole Bay Arts, a charity which aims to enhance the arts, cultural and heritage experience of the local community, and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time.


Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible