Arts in Stevenage
If you want to join in an arts activity or attend a show or performance, we'll give you all the information you’ll need.
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The Stevenage Arts Guild is an umbrella organisation that links a range of Arts Organisations in Stevenage. Membership (by annual subscription), is open to societies and groups which meet within Stevenage or individuals living in Stevenage.
The Guild manages the Community Arts Centre in the Roaring Meg Retail Park on our behalf. The Arts Centre is a purpose built facility which can be used for rehearsals and meetings.
Grants and Awards
On our behalf, the Arts Guild administers The Stevenage Arts Guild administers grants to arts organisations based in, or organising events, in Stevenage.
The Arts Guild has also set up the Arts Guild Talented Young People Awards for young people aged 16 to 24 for personal development in the Arts. Awards may be applied for on an individual basis and to support performance or presentation by groups.
Music and drama
Stevenage Symphony Orchestra is made up of musicians from Stevenage and the surrounding area. The orchestra performs typically 3-4 public concerts each season.
The Lytton Players are an amateur dramatic and musical society with a youth theatre group for 8 to 18 year olds..
Stevenage Choral Society is a mixed voice choir whose mission is to bring classical music to Stevenage. Anyone who wants to sing is welcome to come along and give it a try. The choir performs a wide range of traditional and modern classical music with both professional and amateur orchestras and soloists.
There are lots of dance classes held all over Stevenage ranging from ballet to hip hop, street and jive. You can search for a dance class near you on the Herts County Council website.
The Gordon Craig Theatre has been entertaining audiences from across the home counties since it first opened its doors in 1975. This 500 seat theatre provides live entertainment, one night variety music shows, week long drama productions, first rate opera, dance and orchestral concerts.
Craft, public and visual art
The Stevenage Arts Society meets at Springfield House in Stevenage High Street.
Media, digital, photography, video and film
Rewind is a community media project whose principal aim is to offer hands on skills in a variety of media to the community. Rewind focus on young people and those at risk of social exclusion.