South Square Centre

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About

South Square is a collection of 19th Century workers cottages, in the old Yorkshire village of Thornton, famous for its Brontë connections and its impressive 20-arch viaduct.

Renovated as a community arts centre in 1982, South Square Centre is now home to ten studio spaces for a variety of artists, as well as a gallery, community spaces, archive, fine art framers, bar and a cafe.

South Square Centre has recently undergone a huge transformation which adds wheelchair and family changing accessible toilets, a new ground floor gallery and an attractive, peaceful community garden space allowing for outdoor workshops and activities.

The centre hosts community events and activities for all ages, including an ongoing workshop programme and provides community spaces available to hire.

It is a thriving destination with a frequently changing programme of quality contemporary visual art by local artists and community groups. There are three galleries to immerse yourself in and all the exhibitions are free.

View AccessAble’s Access Guide to find out about this venue’s accessibility. The guide contains detailed, accurate information which has been put together following a visit to the venue by one of AccessAble’s trained surveyors (link opens in a new window).

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Events

Friday, 13th January 2023 - Sunday, 26th February 2023

Redcar Has Had Its Front Teeth Knocked OutRedcar Has Had Its Front Teeth Knocked OutSouth Square is delighted to present An exhibition on the Teeside Steelworks by June Russell.
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Friday, 13th January 2023 - Sunday, 26th February 2023

Sunday, 12th February 2023 - Sunday, 12th February 2023

These Men In Residence: From StoneThese Men In Residence: From StoneThese Men in Residence explores the stone of West Yorkshire at the South Square Centre.
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Friday, 3rd February 2023 - Sunday, 2nd April 2023

Random Abstracts And The Odd PoemRandom Abstracts And The Odd PoemAn exciting debut solo exhibition will include wall based visual art and poetry at South Square.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry

Map & Directions

South Square Centre

Type:Art Gallery

South Square Centre, Thornton, West Yorkshire, BD13 3LD
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Tel01274 834747

Opening Times

* Tuesday - Saturday : 10.30 - 15:00

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