South Square Centre

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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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Friday, 2nd June 2023 - Sunday, 30th July 2023

Colours On The HorizonColours On The HorizonSouth Square are proud to present a new exhibition by Beth Cartwright
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Friday, 2nd June 2023 - Sunday, 30th July 2023

PridePrideA celebratory exhibition marking Pride month at the South Square Centre
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Friday, 2nd June 2023 - Sunday, 30th July 2023

Searching For The LightSearching For The LightSouth Square are proud to present a new exhibition by Jess Kidd
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  • 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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