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See the world differently – experience the very best art and culture from around the world that inspires, empowers and opens your mind.

Enjoy our exhibitions, workshops, films and events. Relax in our colourful cafe with outdoor seating and find quirky products in our shop.

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ADMISSION TO FIRSTSITE IS FREE

Open Tuesday – Sunday

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Exhibitions

Free

David Lock: In-between Us

23 March - 23 June 2024

Experience an exciting blend of existing work and never-before-seen paintings form London-based artist David Lock in his first solo public exhibition that delves into the portrayal and consumeristic reproduction of the male form, from antiquity to the present day.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Discovering Art with Jevan Watkins Jones

26 April - 28 June 2024

Multiple times available

Each all-day session, discover a different art medium with local artist Jevan Watkins Jones, including Watercolour, Indian Ink, Acrylic and more!

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Talks & Events

Late Lounge @ Firstsite

07 June - 06 December 2024

Multiple times available

Join us for late cocktails and strange happenings in our late night lounge. Ambient DJ’s create a sonic backdrop to a bizarre, surreal and at times truly mystifying collection of performances.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Glass Suncatcher Workshop

09 May 2024

7:30 pm

Join us for an enchanting evening of crafting where you’ll create your very own spring-inspired fused glass suncatcher

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Introduction to Collage Workshop

24 May 2024

Multiple times available

Sociable, creative and fun Introduction to Collage Workshop where you’ll learn new techniques, unwind and have a delicious lunch together.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Life Drawing with Justine Moss – all levels

11 May - 20 July 2024

Multiple times available

Learn how to draw from the live model or practice your life drawing skills at Firstsite.

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Exhibitions

Free

Tim Noble & Sue Webster: Love and Hate at Firstsite

09 November - 31 December 2024

In this presentation, seven light sculptures by Noble & Webster illuminate areas of the Firstsite building with pops of glimmering colour.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Watercolour Saturdays with Justine Moss

18 November 2023 - 20 July 2024

Multiple times available

A monthly meet up for watercolour painters and enthusiasts – open for all levels. Explore the materials, techniques and colour theory to develop your work

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Cinema

An American in Paris – The Musical

24 - 27 April 2024

Multiple times available

The romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city are at the heart of Broadway’s breathtakingly beautiful new musical, An American in Paris.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Boozy Brushes

17 May - 21 June 2024

Multiple times available

Join Sirena Hart for Boozy Brushes at Firstsite – our New Multi-Art, Drag entertainment painting class extravaganza!

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Cinema

42nd Street – The Musical

16 - 19 May 2024

Multiple times available

Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony Award-winning musical.

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Cinema

Baltimore

24 - 25 April 2024

Multiple times available

Based on a true story, Baltimore is a meditative portrayal of terrorist, disinherited heiress and expectant mother Rose Dugdale.

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Cinema

Evil Does Not Exist

26 April - 02 May 2024

Multiple times available

Urban ambitions clash with nature in a quiet village close to Tokyo in this new film Evil Does Not Exist from the director of Oscar® and BAFTA winner Drive My Car. Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki…

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Cinema

Four Daughters

28 - 30 April 2024

Multiple times available

Oscar nominated this year for Best Documentary, Four Doughters follows the life of Olfa, a Tunisian woman and mother of 4 daughters, while oscillating between light and shadow.

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Cinema

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (Relaxed)

11 May 2024

Multiple times available

In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters

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Cinema

Mothers’ Instinct

26 April - 02 May 2024

Multiple times available

Starring Academy Award winners Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway, Mothers’ Instinct is an unnerving psychological thriller about two best friends and neighbours, Alice and Céline.

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Cinema

National Theatre Live: Nye

10 - 12 May 2024

Multiple times available

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Printmaking By Hand

14 May - 17 September 2024

Multiple times available

Explore low tech printing methods like dry point etching, Lino cutting, mono printing, impression printing and more.

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Cinema

COPA 71 (Captioned)

26 April 2024

11:00 am

COPA 71 tells the story of the 1971 Women’s World Cup, which saw soccer teams from all over the world gather in Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium to compete in front of more than 100,000 spectators.

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Drag Life Drawing with Sirena Hart

04 May - 01 June 2024

Multiple times available

A one-of-a-kind life drawing class, where your tutor and model will offer multiple poses in fantastical settings.

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Exhibitions

Free

Concrete Dreams: Just Can’t Get Enough

20 April - 10 November 2024

Presented 75 years after Basildon in Essex was designated a New Town, ‘Concrete Dreams: Just Can’t Get Enough’ reflects on the influence of the Britain’s post-war new town movement on cultural identity, and the impact of policy decisions on individual lives.

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Cinema

Disco Boy

07 - 09 May 2024

Multiple times available

In Disco Boy, the destinies of Aleksei and Jomo will converge across borders, bodies, life and death as they seek a better life.

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Cinema

Monkey Man

03 - 09 May 2024

Multiple times available

Monkey Man stars Dev Patel in an astonishing feature with an action thriller about one man’s quest against corrupt leaders.

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Cinema

Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma

02 - 04 May 2024

Multiple times available

Macbeth is coming. A couple corrupted by their relentless lust for power have blood on their hands. Witness the gripping tale of greed, murder, deception, and superstition. Once you cross the line, you can never turn back. Tony and…

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Cinema

Perfect Days (Parent & Baby)

02 May 2024

11:30 am

Perfect Days is a subtle, shimmering and ultimately life-affirming reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us.

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Cinema

The Origin of Evil

26 April - 01 May 2024

Multiple times available

The Origin of Evil is a new twisted satire from Sébastien Marnier about a woman who is sucked into a world of secrets and betrayal.

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Cinema

The Persian Version (Captioned)

23 April 2024

2:00 pm

The Persian Version focuses on Iranian-American Leila (Layla Mohammadi), who coming from two countries at odds with each other, strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures.

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Double the difference: Help families enjoy free creative, connected and carefree days out

8 March 2024

  We are delighted to be part of this year’s Big Give Arts For Impact campaign. This unique opportunity means any donations made to our Holiday Fun programme between 19-26 March – will be DOUBLED! Doubling your donation, means…

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