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We host a range of events throughout the year, including Workshops & Exhibitions for local artists
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We offer space for tutors to deliver independent courses in a wide range of mediums
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We provide a pleasant, relaxed environment for meetings and private groups to enjoy
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The Bridge provides a vibrant community led venue to support artists and encourage visual arts involvement in Darlington.

We provide the rooms, facilities and equipment that enables community groups, tutors and others to provide a wide range of arts courses and activities for everyone to learn, enjoy and grow.


Upcoming Events at The Bridge

A range of events both at The Bridge and in the Darlington community, including Workshops, Exhibitions and more.

Courses at The Bridge

The Bridge offers a wide range of courses in a variety of visual mediums, providing the perfect opportunity to get creative and meet new people in Darlington.

Portrait Drawing & Painting

£75 for 10 weeks / Fridays / Next session: Jan 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Exploring a variety of portrait painting techniques for beginners and intermediates alike

Printmaking without a Press

£75 for 10 weeks / Mondays / Next session: Jan 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Discover the joys and immediacy of printmaking, including mono-prints, lino-prints colla-graphs and gelli plates.

Rags to Rugs - Rag Rug Making

£73 for 10 weeks / Wednesdays / Next session: Jan 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Learn traditional rag rug techniques with this addictive craft

Life Drawing & Painting

£80 for 10 weeks / Tuesdays / Next session: Jan 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

A life drawing & painting course suitable for beginners, students and artists alike

Drawing and Painting 101

£70 for 10 weeks / Wednesdays / Next session: Jan 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Perfect for beginners and those looking to return to the art, this course explores a variety of techniques

Ceramics with Helen Pickard

£100 for 10 weeks / Wednesdays / Next session: Jan 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

A ceramics course for all abilities, teaching various making and glazing methods.

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Getting to The Bridge

The Bridge Centre
Yarm Road

The Bridge is a short drive from Darlington Town Centre, with free parking available on-site and in the surrounding area.

There is also a covered space to store bicycles.

Getting here by Bus

A number of Arriva buses stop outside The Bridge, including numbers: 2, 3B and 12

Getting here by Train

We're a ten minute walk from Darlington Train Station. From the Yarm Road entrance to the station, turn right onto Yarm Road (walking away from the town centre), and follow the road towards the corner of Hundens Lane.

Accessible Facilities

Our building is fully accessible including disabled facilities.
Dropped curbs are in use in the surrounding area for wheelchair access to the building.

Making an Enquiry

If you have any queries about The Bridge, we encourage you to get in touch using the details below:

Phone: 01325 243864
E-mail: Contact us

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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 Darlington Arts Centre can now be found at The Bridge Centre. It is also the home of other arts-based organisations.

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