Ripley Arts Centre

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.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND WORLD CINEMA



Cathy Bird MA: Women and Washing 29th April to 23rd May 2014

Cathy Bird MA:  Women and Washing 29th April to 23rd May 2014 Open evening 6th May 2014 7-9pm Viewin...

KAB Portrait Exhibition – 22nd July to 23rd August 2014

New Gallery Space open week days 9am to 4pm KAB Portrait Exhibition 22nd July to 23rd August 2014 Op...

Suzanne Elphick: Seeing landscape through colour and texture 28th May to 20th June 2014

Suzanne Elphick: Seeing landscape through colour and texture 28th May to 20th June 2014 Open evening...

Judy Goodman: The Horse in Art – Equine Art at Its Very Best 4th March to 28th March 2014

New Gallery Open weekdays 9am to 4pm Judy Goodman: The Horse in Art - Equine Art at Its Very Best 4t...

Joan Weston: Round the World in 18 Pictures 4th March to 28th March 2014

Please Ring to view T 020 8464 5816 Joan Weston: Round the World in 18 Pictures 4th March to 28th Ma...

Allan Davies: Land, Sea & Air 1st April to 25th April 2014

Please Ring to view T 020 8464 5816 Allan Davies: Land, Sea & Air 1st April to 25th April 2014 O...

Bromley Artists on Show 29th April to 23rd May 2014

Please Ring to view T 020 8464 5816 Bromley Artists on Show 29th April to 23rd May 2014 Members of B...

John Marshall: An exhibition of Hanging Mobiles 1st April 2014 to 25th April 2014

New Gallery Open weekdays 9am to 4pm John Marshall: An exhibition of Hanging Mobiles 1st April 2014 ...

Cas Holmes & Anne Kelly: Connected Cloth – Bridges 28th May 2014 to 20th June 2014

New Gallery Open weekdays 9am to 4pm Cas Holmes & Anne Kelly: Connected Cloth - Bridges 28th May...

Linda Clayton-Giddings: Halcyon Days 28th May to 20th June 2014

Please Ring to view T 020 8464 5816 Linda Clayton-Giddings: Halcyon Days 28th May to 20th June 2014 ...

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012); Director: John Madden; Cert. 12

17th December 2013 Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012); Director: John Madden; Cert. 12 Poignant film ...

Tess (1979); Director: Roman Polanski; Cert. 12

28th January 2014 Tess (1979); Director: Roman Polanski; Cert. 12 Haunting drama about a peasant gir...

CRIA CUERVOS (1976) Director: Carlos Saura. Cert 12. Spanish with subtitles

25th February 2014 CRIA CUERVOS (1976) Director: Carlos Saura. Cert 12. Spanish with subtitles Winne...

Vertigo (1958); Director: Alfred Hitchcock; Cert. 12

18th March 2014 Vertigo (1958); Director: Alfred Hitchcock; Cert. 12 Spell-binding film about a reti...

Withnail and I (1987); Director: Bruce Robinson; Cert. 15

22nd April 2014 Withnail and I (1987); Director: Bruce Robinson; Cert. 15 This Black Comedy follows ...

The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981); Director: Karel Reisz; Cert. 12

20th May 2014 The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981); Director: Karel Reisz; Cert. 12 Two actors devel...

The Clouded Yellow (1950); Director: Ralph Thomas; Cert. PG

24th June 2014 The Clouded Yellow (1950); Director: Ralph Thomas; Cert. PG An ex-spy who looks after...

Argo (2012); Director: Ben Affleck; Cert. 15

22nd July 2014 Argo (2012); Director: Ben Affleck; Cert. 15 Oscar-winning action film about a CIA ag...

23rd April 2013: The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)

23rd April 2013: The Return of Martin Guerre (1982); Director: Daniel Vigne; French with subtitles; ...

Jess Levine 1st April to 25th April 2014

Jess Levine -  Recent Collages.  Please ring to View T: 020 8464 5816  1st April  to 25th April 2014...

Bromley Arts Council, Ripley Arts Centre, 24 Sundridge Avenue, Bromley BR1 2PX - Tel: 020 8464 5816 Fax: 020 8464 5816 Email: enquiries@bromleyarts.com

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