Guildhall Arts Centre

The Guildhall Arts Centre is a community-centred venue that aims to offer its customers innovative, stimulating and quality arts’ experiences.

Housed in what was Grantham’s town hall, jail and sessions hall the Arts Centre is part of Cultural Services provided by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) along with Stamford Arts Centre and The Bourne Corn Exchange.

Our venue is predominantly a receiving theatre where we bring in professional touring shows and also hire the venue out to professional shows. In addition, Grantham has a thriving amateur scene and several groups from the area hire the venue for their productions.  We have an annual Christmas pantomime, which for 18 years was produced in association with director Douglas Gorin and now will be in partnership with Polka Dot Theatre Company.

Find us at...

  • Guildhall Arts Centre
  • St Peter's Hill
  • Grantham
  • NG31 6PZ


Social Story

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Wheelchair Access
Ease of access for wheelchair users was a priority during the conversion of the building and limited seating is available in the theatre. We have two entrances the victorian front door has steps, whilst the side door is fully accessible with electric doors.

Please inform the Box Office staff regarding your needs when booking on Tel: (01476 406158)

On entering the Arts Centre, there is a ramp providing easy access to the coffee shop area, the toilet facilities and the ground floor of the auditorium.

Access to the auditorium balconies, the ballroom and some meeting room facilities are accessible via a lift.

Disabled Toilet
The key for the disabled toilet is available from the Box Office. This toilet also houses baby changing facilities.

Induction Loop
To enhance the sound quality for those with hearing difficulties, our theatre has been fitted with an induction loop. Please turn your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position.


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