The safety and health of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our top priorities and we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure their continued wellbeing.
All Hampshire Cultural Trust venues and offices are currently closed and we are only carrying out essential maintenance. Where this is necessary, our staff are following strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
Our staff are busy, working from home to bring you an exciting virtual programme on our digital channels. We firmly believe that culture is now more important than ever in informing and educating, keeping us connected and uplifting our spirits.
The West End Centre has been the creative heart of Aldershot for more than 45 years. This converted Victorian school, which has played host to Primal Scream and Blur, continues to host world-class touring bands whilst developing the grass-roots local music scene and supporting upcoming talent.
Some of the biggest names in comedy perform at the West End Centre and we’re justifiably proud of our comedy club too. Hecklers is the last independent comedy club in the area, a real hothouse for the talent of the future and a place big talent comes to test new material.
We bring some of the most exciting fringe theatre to Aldershot and the creation of our second ‘Gallery Live’ stage has helped us provide a much-needed local platform for the performance of spoken word and classical music too. This space is also a gallery – so we always have some great art on show – plus our annual ‘open exhibition’ is a place where artists we’ve nurtured in our classes and workshops can display their work.
Visit during the day and you’ll find our building full of people who are learning something new – whether that’s stained glass, pottery or computing skills; the classes and workshops continue into the evening – ensuring that as many people as possible make the best use of our facilities.
We are a founding partner of the Rushmoor Arts Hub. For more information on the Hub and its support of the local creative community, visit: http://www.rushmoorartshub.org.uk