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 every day 10am – 5pm. Find out more about our new way of visiting, and what we’re doing to keep you safe.

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.

Firstsite is temporarily closed to the public, until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. To find out more about Firstsite and to hear when we re-open sign up to our newsletter 

Welcome area and Box Office

Mon–Sun: 9am–5pm

Art Gallery

Mon–Sun: 10am–5pm

Firstsite Shop

Mon–Sun: 10am–5pm


Mon–Sun: 10am–5pm


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: 9am–5pm)

By email: [email protected]

Collecting Tickets

You can collect tickets from the Welcome Desk Monday–Sunday: 9am–5pm. Alternatively, these can be posted to you; a small delivery charge does apply.

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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