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Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre


Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

01227 281174


11 Horsebridge Road,

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The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located just yards from the beach in the centre of Whitstable town, on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity and offers stunning sea views, a balcony café and rooms to hire for all community needs.

The Centre offers two versatile gallery spaces on the ground floor, with new exhibitions usually changing weekly and featuring works from local art societies and community groups as well as shows from solo and international artists.

There is a large performance space, with seating accommodating up to 150 (or 240 standing) for music and theatre. This air-conditioned room is a popular venue for music, comedy, films and other events every week, and is also used for parties, conferences and classes. There are four smaller rooms available for hire to meeting convenors and class tutors.

Since the launch of the Centre in April 2004, it has established itself as a quality venue at the heart of the arts, social, learning and leisure activities in Whitstable and the wider north-east Kent area, with a footfall of more than 100,000 year on year. It is fully accessible throughout (with a lift), offers free Wi-Fi and a café which is fully licensed.

The Horsebridge is a charity, supported by Canterbury City Council.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Mobile phone coverageChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedWedding receptionsFacilities for hearing impaired

Smoking allowed on cafe balcony. Dogs accepted in galleries and on cafe balcony.

Opening details

Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
Bank Holidays 10am to 5pm
Open up to 9pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for room bookings.
Open from 7pm Friday - Saturday for box office events.


Free entry

Free entry to building, which includes galleries, cafés and toilets. Prices for individual classes and events vary.



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Map reference: TR 105667  Lat: 51.36066 Long: 1.02363

The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located in the heart of Whitstable.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whitstable station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Smoking allowed on cafe balcony. Dogs accepted in galleries and on cafe balcony.

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