Salisbury Arts Centre is a vibrant arts hub located in a deconsecrated church. What was once St Edmunds Church now plays host to a range of events including theatre, dance, music, comedy, films, exhibitions, family features and workshops. There is a lot going on!
The main performance space can hold 164 people seated or 400 standing. It also has a studio space called the White Room that seats 60, a media space, a multi-purpose arts and crafts space, a pottery studio, an exhibition space, a café and a bar.
The café is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am and Saturday from 10am.
It is not only the Centre itself that is worth a visit, the building is situated in a peaceful garden which comes to life in the spring when the area is full of daffodils. The church was designated as Grade II listed in 1952 then, after it was declared redundant in 1974, it was converted for use by the Arts Centre in 1975.
In 2018, the charity which ran Salisbury Playhouse amalgamated with Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival and was renamed Wiltshire Creative.
Parking – The College Street and Bourne Hill Car Parks run alongside the church site.
Toilets – Toilets, included disabled toilets, can be found within the Arts Centre.
Accessibility – There are ramps within the building for wheelchair access.