We’re still open! Although Essex has moved to the High Tier COVID alert level, you can still enjoy loads of fun, covid-safe things to do this autumn at Firstsite! See what’s on

Please follow government guidelines and only visit with members of your household or support bubble. Find out more about our new way of visiting.

Opening Hours

Whether you are coming to see our exhibitions, meeting with friends or looking for somewhere to work remotely, Firstsite is free to visit.

Welcome area and Box Office

Mon–Sun: 9am–5pm

Art Gallery

Mon–Sun: 10am–5pm

Firstsite Shop

Mon–Sun: 10am–5pm

Café

Mon–Sun: 10am–5pm

Bar

Mon–Sun: Currently closed

Box Office

You can book tickets for our cinema and events online, in person or over the phone.

In person at our Welcome Desk at the entrance (Mon–Sun: 9am–5pm)

By telephone: 01206 713 700 (Mon–Sun: 8:30am–6:30pm)

By email: [email protected]

Collecting Tickets

We are currently only issuing print at home/e-tickets. If you are unable to access online facilities, please call us for alternative arrangements to be made.

Annual Closures

Firstsite is closed on 25& 26  December and 1 January.

Exhibition changeovers

Firstsite offers a vibrant programme of changing exhibitions. This does mean that at times a gallery space may be closed as a new exhibition is in the process of being installed. However, the programme is planned to ensure closure of a space is kept to a minimum and that there is always an exhibition open to the public.

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

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