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The Arc Winchester

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Address: Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB
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Formerly Winchester Discovery Centre and set in an iconic, Grade II listed building on the city’s Jewry Street, The Arc is a partnership between Hampshire Cultural Trust and Hampshire County Council. With upgraded facilities and revamped spaces, we have a joint vision and ambition to develop The Arc as a unique cultural destination.

Together we…

– Are passionate about culture and community

– Offer unique, quality experiences to all

– Are vibrant, dynamic and expressive

– Champion teamwork, respect and curiosity

The Arc is the place to come together to experience arts, reading and community under one roof, in the heart of Winchester. From live music, comedy and family theatre shows, to high-quality art exhibitions and classes for all ages, The Arc is taking forward the venue’s rich history as a live-performance venue and is also home to one of Hampshire’s most popular libraries, Winchester Library.

The Arc’s new digital lab features state-of-the-art iMacs and offers introductory and advanced digital classes for all ages. The updated café has a new menu offering light meals and refreshments throughout the day, while products to accompany our programme of world-class exhibitions are available to browse and buy in The Arc’s shop.

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  • Library
  • Separate children’s library area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Digital library which can be downloaded for free
  • 175 seat theatre
  • Two free public art galleries
  • Café
  • Gift shop
  • Tourist information
  • IT suite
  • Conference facilities for up to 200 with up to an additional 5 rooms to hire
  • Full audio-visual and performance facilities
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Access to the library services and City Space gallery is free.

Admission prices for shows and exhibitions in The Gallery may vary – please check The Arc website before visiting.

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Monday – 09:30 – 17:00

Tuesday – 09:30 – 17:00

Wednesday – 09:30 – 17:00

Thursday – 09:30 – 17:00

Friday – 09:30 – 17:00

Saturday – 09:30 – 17:00

Sunday – 11:00 – 17:00

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By foot

The Arc is located on Jewry Street near the city centre, next to the Theatre Royal.

Public transport

Winchester railway station is a five minute walk away and The Arc has its own bus stop, directly outside the main door. Winchester bus station is a 10 minute walk.

By car

A car park, with wheelchair accessible parking, is located on the left hand side and rear of the The Arc, postcode SO23 8SB.

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Fully wheelchair accessible – ramped access throughout
Hearing loop
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Full accessibility information can be found on the website below:
https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/hampshire-county-council/winchester-discovery-centre-2

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