This charming Victorian house known as Ripley has a remarkable history of musical association and is located just a short distance from Bromley town centre. Bromley Arts Council is based at Ripley Arts Centre and represents amateur arts organisations throughout the Borough; offering opportunities for artists to exhibit and musicians to perform. Ripley Arts Centre also offers a wide range of educational courses and activities including :
- Concerts, recitals and recordings
- Art exhibitions
- International cinema
- Poetry meetings and workshops
- Dance and drama classes
- Lectures and WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) courses
- Exam revision courses and musical examinations
- Art and pottery classes
- Practical activities from instrumental lessons to children’s sewing classes
- Storytelling classes
- Public speaking classes
We also provide a comprehensive ROOM HIRE service which is available for all kinds of arts activities and business CONFERENCES . A range of conference facilities is provided, including; Wi-Fi, flip charts, projection screen and, for the Retro enthusiast, a traditional blackboard with its own easel.
Ripley Arts Centre has traditionally acted as a period wedding venue, the main event taking place in the elegant Georgian Music Room based on a design at Hampton Court Palace. This room provides a stunning vista onto the GARDEN with its magnificent willow tree, classical statue and fountain.
Guests and conference delegates alike are free to walk around the constantly changing art exhibitions, offering a refreshing and unusual atmosphere during their stay.
If you would like to know more about our activities or the Ripley Appeal Fund – to help us develop further – please contact us.