Coronavirus Information

The safety and health of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our top priorities and we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure their continued wellbeing. 

All Hampshire Cultural Trust venues and offices are currently closed and we are only carrying out essential maintenance. Where this is necessary, our staff are following strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Our staff are busy, working from home to bring you an exciting virtual programme on our digital channels. We firmly believe that culture is now more important than ever in informing and educating, keeping us connected and uplifting our spirits.  


The Ashcroft Arts Centre is named after Dame Peggy Ashcroft and was opened by Dame Peggy in 1989, after being refurbished from its original use as a school. Since 2014 the arts centre has been operated by Hampshire Cultural Trust.

As well as our varied and exciting event programme packed with comedy, theatre and music of all genres, the Ashcroft offers a wide range of weekly, day time and evening classes suitable for all ages and abilities.

We are a small, friendly staff team here at the Ashcroft. We love meeting with and talking to our regular customers and also welcoming new customers to our arts centre.