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.