Castle Street in Bridgwater...
…Where the Arts Centre stands, was built upon the derelict site of Bridgwater Castle which was dismantled on the orders of parliament.
The eighteenth century was a time when the town of Bridgwater created great wealth and Castle Street was built as a speculative development. The houses are built of local brick with ashlar dressings and were designed by the architect Benjamin Holloway.
The Kelting Room contains the most interesting architectural features. The plaster ceiling mouldings and the fireplace are original, as are the wooden side cupboards, the window panels and window seats.
Opening the Arts Centre
A portrait of Gwen Pollard can be seen in the entrance to the building in recognition of her influence and commitment in getting the original Arts Centre open.
We continue to offer a diverse programme of performance art and visual art with strong emphasis on participation.