Town Hall Arts

A creative space in the heart of the Community

For information about our programme of events CLICK HERE

Latest News:

We are delighted to announce that the Town Hall Arts project through Trowbridge Town Hall Trust has been awarded a new round of Arts Council England funding to continue the growth of activity within the Town Hall.


Our Historic Building:

Located in the heart of Trowbridge and at the end of the pedestrian area of Fore Street, the Town Hall is an imposing building with a magnificent clock tower.

Building commenced in 1887 to coincide with Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee and was funded by William Roger Brown a local and hugely successful mill owner. It was opened in 1889 by HRH the Duchess of Albany for “the benefit of inhabitants of the Town”.

Until 1974 the Town Hall was the centre of Trowbridge local government as well as the home of the local magistrates Court. During that time it became a major venue for cultural, artistic and entertainment activities. Around 1975 following a Council re-organisation the Town Hall became the home of the District Magistrates Court which it continued until it was converted into a Coroner’s Court specifically for service personnel coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan via RAF Lyneham.

When Lyneham closed in 2012 the Trowbridge Town Hall Trust was formed to breathe new life into this iconic and well loved building.

Our Events:

Town Hall Arts is a centre for arts, culture and heritage learning at the heart of Wiltshire's County Town. We offer an array of professional theatre and dance performances, art exhibitions, workshops, a shop selling work by local artists, artists' studios and a large number of community groups that hire space in this incredible Grade II listed building.

Please explore our website to see what events are planned for the Autumn. We are just working on a new website that will give more information about the Town Hall and its heritage.

If you are interested in hiring space at the Town Hall Arts for a private, community or business event please contact

Please do pop in and visit us to find out more about our plans, to explore the building or see our exhibitions, you are promised a warm welcome by one of our staff or brilliant volunteers.

Volunteering at the Town Hall:

We rely on the support of Volunteers to keep the Town Hall open to the public including welcoming our visitors, invigilating exhibitions, work front of house at live performances, help with marketing and administration, help run the artists shop or even help us get a proposed café up and running. We could also do with a team of 'Handy People' to help with the maintenance of this incredible building.

Please contact us at if you would like to find out more about volunteering with us.

Hold Your Event At The Town Hall:

Our beautiful historic building makes a wonderful setting for all kinds of events. We have small intimate spaces and grand rooms to choose from. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss possibilities for your event.

Contact Us

01225 774306
Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Street, Trowbridge BA14 8EQ