About Us

Catle Park Arts Centre

 

Set in beautiful parkland in the historic town of Frodsham, the Centre houses four galleries, craft units, coffee shop (serving freshly made light lunches) and workshop rooms.  The Centre is used for a range of events, workshops and classes for people of all ages.

Castle Park Arts Centre's visitors can enjoy for free, a  6 week rolling programme of inspiring visual arts and displays of unique handmade craftworks  from artists and designers based locally and further afield, ideal for that extra special gift.  The Centre is also used by numerous clubs and societies.

Hiring

Please contact the Arts Centre for information on classes, workshops, exhibiting or if you are interested in room hire for a craft workshop..

Volunteers

The Centre is manned by volunteers and relies on volunteers to assist with various events and tasks at the Centre.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering at the Centre please contact us.

History

Castle Park Arts Centre is set amongst beautiful floral gardens, parkland and woodland walks in the historic market town of Frodsham.

The Victorian building with its unique clock tower was originally the stable block for the adjacent mansion house. In 1986 these outbuildings were converted into the arts centre providing exhibition and workshop spaces, a cafe and craft units.

The traditional origins of the building are reflected in the magnificent wrought iron gates which were commissioned for the entrance to the Arts Centre.

Visitors to Castle Park Arts Centre can experience a lively programme of exhibitions, arts activities and enjoy the wonderful Victorian buildings and grounds.

The Arts Centre has 4 galleries, 2 craft rooms, 7 courtyard craft units, a coffee shop and garden space with disabled access. There is a regular programme of changing exhibitions and arts and crafts classes for adults and children. The Centre is also used by numerous clubs and societies.

Castle Park Arts Centre is run as a charitable trust which is managed and manned by volunteers.

Support

Castle Park Arts Centre gratefully acknowledges the contributions from the following organisation award schemes towards the total refurbishment of Gallery 2 and adjacent corridor, without which this essential project would not have been possible.

 

  • The Biffa Award is a multi-million pound environment fund managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) which utilises landfill tax credits donated by Biffa Waste Services.

 

  • Cheshire West and Chester Rural Support Funding Grant Award.

 

The above project was completed on time at the end of September 2014. The High Sheriff of Cheshire, Susan Sellers, formally re-opened Gallery 2 during an evening celebration on Friday October 3rd 2014 to mark the completion of the refurbishment programme. Approximately 150 invited guests, including the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Chester, Centre members and volunteers, sponsors and many other dignitories experienced a very happy and enjoyable evening .