Plan Your Visit

*** These opening hours are for ACW Gallery, Theatre, Box Office etc, for opening times for The Courtyard Café/Bar visit here ***

Opening Times

Monday – Closed
Tuesday 1pm – 9pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm
Sunday – Closed

* please note that on evenings when we have no programme we will close.

Please e-mail us at [email protected] for all queries.

Over the next few months, we are making some changes to significantly improve your arts centre.
Work areas include the Low Barn, Granary, Theatre, Theatre Foyer and Courtyard.
There will be some disruption during the works to the programmes and operations.
We thank you in advance for your patience.



Arts Centre Washington
Biddick Lane, Fatfield
Tyne & Wear
NE38 8AB

Get Directions

Getting Here

By car
Jct 64 on A1 northbound
Jct 64 on A1 southbound
Follow signs for Fatfield and then Arts Centre on A195

Take the exit for A1231 on A19 northbound
Take the exit for A1231 on A19 southbound
Then follow signs for Fatfield and then Arts Centre on A195

Arts Centre Washington is on the corner of Biddick Lane and Fallowfield Way

Get Directions

By bus
Bus No 2A, 4, 8, all drop you either outside or next to the Arts Centre.  Get directions from Nexus here


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The centre has free parking facilities including blue badge bays.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0191 561 3455

E-mail: [email protected]


Booking Information

Box Office Opening Times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1 – 4pm
Wednesday – Friday: 9 .30am – 4pm
Saturday: Closed

Telephone Bookings:
0191 561 3455

Postal/In Person Bookings:
Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington NE38 8AB.

Refunds – Tickets are non refundable except when an event is cancelled.

Changes to Programme – Arts Centre Washington reserves the right to change the advertised programme.  Whenever it is reasonably possible advance notice of any changes will be given.

Concessions are students, under 16’s those on disability and unemployment benefit, over 65’s and retired

Carers – One complimentary ticket is available to essential personal assistants (proof required)*

Babes in Arms – Babies (under 18 months) who don’t require a seat can come for free*

*May not be available for all events

Courtyard Studios & Bar


Arts Centre Washington is home to a number of creative industries as well as an award winning café bar.

Join us in The Courtyard Bar for a home cooked meal, buskers night, quiz night or one of a selection of fantastic real ales.

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Or pop into one of our Courtyard Studios including Uke School, The Voice Studio, TnT Dance Academy, Uke School, Fabulously Fascinating Hats and Fascinators, KW Photography, Vince and Hazel Barren-Cooper – Artists…
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