Can you help keep Firstsite fantastic, fun and free?

The impact of shutting Firstsite has been huge for us and the communities we work with, which is why we are reaching out to you to help us.

Whatever you can give today can help us continue our work, collaborate with more communities and find creative solutions to the world we find in front of us.

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Our galleries, café, and shop are now open everyday 10am – 5pm, with cinema screenings into the evening. Find out what’s on.

There’s no need to book to visit, just turn up! Find out more about our new way of visiting.

Our new Feel Good Artist Activity Pack is available now – download your free copy here

Learning & Activities

At Firstsite we bring lots of different people together to enjoy art and culture and inspire new ways of learning. Our learning programmes are for everyone from our Parent & Toddler Art Club, school visits and family activities to our courses, clubs and classes for a range of age groups.

Schools & Colleges

Art helps to spark conversations ,develop imaginations and discover new routes to learning, opening up new horizons and perspectives. We welcome school and college visits throughout the year and offer a range of bookable experiences, alongside supported initiatives and the opportunity to arrange teacher’s CPDs.

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Children & families

Firstsite is a fun and imaginative space, when you can drop in with your family any time from 10am – 5pm and explore our exhibitions. During the holiday we offer free art activities, movement based sessions and low cost meals to provide the perfect day out, we also offer a range of sessions to cover toddlers to young teenagers.

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Young People

At Firstsite, we champion the needs of children and young people, providing opportunities for you to develop your artistic interests, broaden your horizons and build confidence. Find out more about the fun activities we offer young people.

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Find out about our safeguarding policy and procedures.

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Arts Awards

Visit Firstsite and gain your Arts Award by exploring our galleries, and sharing your findings.

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

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