NEW: The Summer Term course details are now available by clicking on the Summer Courses link above. Term starts on Monday 8th May: please book early as spaces are limited

NEW: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts has gained charitable status and is now guaranteed a future AND a Bridge-based artist is celebrating 36 years of creating and teaching art in Darlington.

NEW: Fabric Sculpture workshop in May. Come and discover Powertex, a versatile fabric hardener which allows you to create stunning fabric sculptures and much more. On Saturday 13th May (1:45 - 4:15pm) , you will use Powertex fabric hardener to transform a wine bottle into a stunning piece of art. This workshop costs £26 per person. All materials will be provided at the workshop and no experience is necessary. For more information see the Events page or go to to book. Places are limited, so please book early.

New: Portrait Painting Masterclass With Jo Pickering on Friday 2nd June (10:00am - 4:00pm). Have you ever wanted to try painting portraits? Artist/Tutor Jo Pickering will take you from preparing a canvas, drawing and composing your painting and applying paint in layers. You can either paint from a photograph of your choice or for those with more experience we will have a "sitter" for the day. If you wish to book a space on the course please contact Jo directly Places are limited to 20. For more information see the Events page

What We Do

Our Mission Statement: The Bridge provides a vibrant community led venue to support artists and encourage visual arts involvement for Darlington. Many artists who had a presence at the Arts Centre can now be found at the Bridge. It is also the home of other arts-based organisations.

The Bridge
Centre for Visual Arts
Yarm Road

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturdays 9:30am to 4:30pm.

We are a registered charity, number: 1170869

There are free car parking spaces in and around the Bridge and it is fully accessible. It is about a fifteen minute walk from the centre of town and a number of Arriva buses stop outside: 2, 3B and 12 (information provided by Arriva, May 2017 - please check before travel).

Where we are

We're on Yarm Road in Darlington, on the corner of Hundens Lane. Our postcode is DL1 1ED and the entrance is on Hundens Lane.
Phone 01325 244174

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