About Us

We are a volunteer-led community arts venue at the heart of the local area. We host a programme of events, concerts and theatre taking place in our wonderful proscenium arch theatre space, plus have weekly classes and activities taking place most days. In addition, we have a selection of rooms all available for hire by anyone. Our aim is to provide a community arts venue with something for everyone. Managed by a dedicated team of trustees, we employ a small but dedicated team to ensure the smooth running of the day to day programme of activities and events.

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Classes, Activities, Concerts and Theatre

We have a vast amount of regular activities, concerts and theatre shows taking place throughout the year. There is something happening most days within the venue. We are always keen to take on and provide further activities and classes. If you see an opening for something that you can provide or wish to make a suggestion, why not get in touch
 

Building Preservation and Development

The age of our Grade II listed building brings its own set of challenges. In recent years, we have made a number of improvements and alterations to the building in order to provide the facilities our customers expect. The ongoing development of the building must meet the required standards of safety and accessibility whilst also preserving its unique heritage and historic features. A regular programme of routine maintenance by our own team and external contractors ensures Glusburn Community and Arts Centre continues to be structurally sound, safeguarding the provision of an arts-focussed community facility in Craven for years to come.

3 Year Building Development Plan
2021
1. Low energy lighting installation in the Chapel Area. All lighting throughout the building will then be low energy (Completed April 2021 - Grant Funded by Glusburn and Crosshills Parish Council)
2. Phase 2 of accessibility project - accessible box office and automatic doors (Grant funding required - applied for May 2021 - awaiting outcome)
3. Replace 30 year old, failing theatre lighting control system (Grant funding required - applied for June 2021 - Awaiting outcome)

4. Phase 1 of Old Chapel Refurbishment: Chapel lobby and stairs area 
5. New bespoke external emergency exit doors to Institute Street built and installed
2022

1. Phase 2 of Old Chapel Refurbishment: Complete overboarding and plastering of ceiling and redecorating of the space
2. Phase 3 of Old Chapel Refurbishment: Renovate stained glass windows on the East side of the space
2023
1. Resurfacing of lower section of Institute Street
2. Increase car park capacity, but maintain green space by the installation of a specialist grid to allow for hard standing on the grass


We continue to ensure then building is in good state or repair by completing ongoing maintenance through use of our in house team and external specialist contractors. Given the nature of the Grade II listed building, we work with specialists in historic building restoration, to ensure all work is carried out sympathetically and inline with English Heritage guidance.