The Spring term begins 17th January 2022 - View the Schedule

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.


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The Spring term begins 17th January 2022 - View the Schedule

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

£85 for 10 weeks / Fridays

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

Watercolour Painting and Drawing - All Abilities

£100 for 10 weeks / Tuesdays

This class is aimed at anyone keen to learn from past masters as well as the opportunity to draw and paint from "set up still life".

Pop In and Paint

£10 per session for 10 weeks / Mondays

Pop In And Paint Sessions with Jo Pickering and Lynn Morse on Mondays in term time from Spring Term 2022 - note that these are not teaching sessions

Painting & Drawing 102

£70 for 10 weeks / Mondays

Geared towards intermediate artists, this course invites you to develop your painting and drawing skills.

Jewellery Making

£75 for 10 weeks / Tuesdays

Make a new piece of beautiful beaded jewellery each week with a professional finish


£5 per session or £50 per 10 week term if paid in advance for 10 weeks / Fridays

Following the popularity of Openart Studio, you'll enjoy a a host of visual art forms with our accessible sessions

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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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