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. Join us for a joint celebration on Friday 7th April from 7pm - late. There will be live music and refreshments. For more inromation call 01325 244174. Click on the Events link above for more details.

NEW: Stone Art and Fabric Sculpture workshops in April and May. Come and discover Powertex, a versatile fabric hardener which allows you to create stunning fabric sculptures and much more. On Saturday 8th April from 2 - 4pm, Curiosity Contrary will be having a workshop where you will be able to create three gorgeous 'stone' eggs of your own design. The cost is £24 per person. In a second workshop 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 both workshops and no experience is necessary. For more information see the Events page or go to to book. Places are limited, so please book early.

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: 11, 12A, 13A, 13B and 14 (information provided by Arriva, June 2012).

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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