The Bridge will be re-opening soon - Read the Latest Update

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.


Important Announcement

The Bridge will be re-opening soon - Read the Latest Update

Things to do at home

The Tutors and Volunteers at The Bridge want to help you by providing information and advice about things you can do at home whilst The Bridge is closed. Some of these are provided directly by us, some are links to other websites where you can access them. Please try out as many as you want. Whilst there are only a few to start with we will keep adding new items as they become available. So check back regularly.

Upcoming Events at The Bridge

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

Unfortunately while The Bridge is closed no events are taking place.

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.

Unfortunately while The Bridge is closed no courses are available. However, the link to the Courses page and the links below show you information about the courses which will be available when we re-open.

Drawing and Painting 101

£70 for 10 weeks / Wednesdays

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


£50 (or £5/session) for 10 weeks / Fridays

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

Fun with Watercolour

£80 for 10 weeks / Thursdays

Suitable for every ability, try out new ideas with lessons in drawing and painting

Further Landscape Watercolour

£80 for 10 weeks / Thursdays

A demonstration led course where you can learn a varied range of landscape techniques

Life Drawing & Painting

£80 for 10 weeks / Tuesdays

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

Portrait Drawing & Painting

£75 for 10 weeks / Fridays

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

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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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