From Thursday 3 December, our building is open daily from 10am-10pm – with exhibitions, our cafe and shop open until 5pm and our cinema and ice skating continuing into the evenings.

We can’t wait to see you again! Find out about our new way of visiting and the measures we have in place to welcome you back safely

**Please note: Our Box Office will be open to process bookings from 9am-4pm on Wed 2 Dec. From Thurs 3 Dec onwards our Box Office will be open from 9am – 9pm.**


The Art Cave

Join artists Iris and Tom every week in the secret ‘Art Cave’ underneath Firstsite for buckets full of fun.

Get stuck in with crazy creations you can make at home, along with tonnes of drawing tips and tricks! Warning: may contain silliness.

Episode 1: A Trip to the Gallery

Iris and Tom take a trip to Firstsite to look at the art and get inspired, but oh no! They don’t have a sketchbook! Tune in to learn how to make one, and encounter some surprises along the way…

Episode 2: The Mosaic

Tom and Iris have fun with the Roman mosaic in Firstsite. That secret door is still puzzling them though… how can they get inside?


Episode 3: Welcome to the Art Cave

Iris and Tom discover a secret room in the gallery. Worried about being caught somewhere they shouldn’t be, they decide to make some disguises…

Episode 4: Pesky Puppets

Iris and Tom discover some new friends in the Art Cave, but one pesky mouse is set on causing trouble! Learn how to make different kinds of puppets from simple materials around the home.

Episode 5: Broom Broom

Iris and Tom need to find a way of escaping the Art Cave… which of their ideas do you think will work best? Try them out for yourself and make a balloon car, a newspaper boat and a colourful aeroplane!


Episode 6: Underwater Adventure

The art cave is flooded, and some fishy friends start to appear… Make a fishing game with paper clips, a shark fin hat and a jellyfish out of plastic bags!

Available to watch from Sat 28 Nov 10:15am.

Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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