Bridgwater Arts Centre

About Us

Situated in the heart of Sedgemoor...

…Bridgwater Arts Centre has been in existence on the Castle Street site since 1946 and this year celebrates its 75th Anniversary.

We run a theatre programme of performance, music and film; plus classes and clubs in a wide range of arts disciplines. Our facilities are available to hire, for professional and community groups.

Disabled access is available.

Due to the fact that we are currently run by volunteers it is not always easy to guarantee opening times. As a general rule of thumb however, we try to maintain the following opening hours:

Mon – Fri: 10am – 3pm

The Bar is open whenever there is an event either in the bar itself or the theatre.

Daytime opening hours

Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm

Evening opening hours

Event Nights 7pm – 11pm unless otherwise stated. Box Office is open from 7pm on Event Nights.

Book online

Online bookings can be made through our website at

Book by telephone or in person

Call our box office on 01278 422700 or drop in to the centre during our opening hours.

Please note we can not reserve tickets for a performance, sorry.

Collecting tickets

Tickets booked over the phone or online must be collected from the arts centre with proof of ID or booking confirmation, between the above opening hours or on the night of the event. If collecting on the night, we recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start.

Please note you need a physical ticket for our events.


Concessions are indicated where available but are dependent on the artist’s recommendations.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under 3 years may attend family events for free if no seat is required.


We regret that we are unable to refund tickets unless the performance is postponed or cancelled. We may be able to resell your ticket on the night depending on demand.


The majority of our events have unreserved seating. This may be cabaret style or rowed seating. Some of our livelier music gigs may be standing only, although we have a seated balcony area. Seated events operate on a first-come-first-served basis on the night. Auditorium doors open about 20 minutes prior to the advertised start time, however you are welcome to enjoy a pre-show drink from 7pm in the Bar.


Bridgwater Arts Centre has disabled ramp access with entry phone at the front of the building. The auditorium, bar and gallery are fully accessible. There are disabled toilet facilities. Please call the box office if you wish to discuss any access requirements. We always try to accommodate access needs to the best of our ability within the constraints of our historic building whilst adhering to health and safety regulations.


All information on this site is updated as regularly as possible.
If you are travelling from afar or in adverse weather conditions we recommend contacting the Box Office on 01278 422700 for up to date information on an event.

If an event is cancelled or postponed we will announce online and endeavour to contact all ticket purchasers. It may not always be possible to contact customers individually if an event is cancelled at short notice.

Bridgwater Arts Centre reserves the right to refuse admission.