Creating a home for the arts in the Chew Valley

Valley Arts’ vision is to create a purpose-built, versatile performing arts centre, bringing local and professional performers together with enthusiastic local audiences. The new centre will have a multi-purpose 250-seater auditorium, rehearsal rooms, dance studio, café / bar and flexible exhibition space. Currently we are in the planning and consultation phase of this exciting project and are funding this via our various fund raising activities. Read more...

Autumn Festival Events: Programme

Dragon Bird

Friday September 22nd, 1130am & 1.30pm
Chew Magna Baptist Hall
The Curious Crocodile and The Meaning of Life ...
no subject too hefty for Dragon and Bird!

Packhouse Ceilidh

Saturday September 23rd 7.30pm
Yes it's back! Following on from the sell out success of our first Packhouse Ceilidh, we are putting on our second great knees up at the Community Farm. And you will be delighted to see that we are running it in September so it will be much warmer! Read More...

Scummy Mummies

Thursday 28th September 7.30pm
An evening of laughs for less-than-perfect parents
Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson cover a wide range of parenting topics, from pelvic floors and play-dates to farting and fish fingers. Read More...

Blazing Flame

Friday October 6th 7.30pm
The Old School Rooms, Chew Magna
Blazing Flame Quintet play contemporary jazz based around the songs of poet, Steve Day.

Alf the Highwayman

Saturday October 7th 2pm
Chew Valley School, Chew Stoke, BS40 8QB
Alf has an eye for other people's possessions. Especially belongings of sentimental value. He snatches and grabs without a thought for other people’s feelings. But it's time for him to change tack and learn that there are better ways to play! Read More...

Kate Dimbleby & Keith Warmington

Saturday October 7th 7.30pm
Ubley Village Hall
Ubley BS40 6PN
A Chew Valley Premiere
“Part concert, part confessional. A project that is anything but conventional” **** The Times
If you had a song, what would it be? Read More...

An evening of Swing & Jazz

Friday October 12th 7.30pm
Chew Valley School, Chew Stoke BS40 8QB
Magna Jazz is local 7 piece swing band specialising in fun party jazz in the "jumpin’ jive" style of the 1950s. This seven piece band is made up of musicians local to the Chew valley and Mendip area and is led by Ray Montague (vocals and trumpet) from Chew Magna. Read More...

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Building for the future

A theatre space for everyone, plus rehearsal rooms, an exhibition wall... a cafe? Give us your feedback on our first-stage concept plans. More details



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••I'm delighted to support Chew Valley's arts centre project. Rural areas deserve to share the energy and creativity generated by the performing arts.•• Michael Eavis, Patron, Chew Valley Performing Arts Centre
••The Valley Arts centre will be a magnet for creativity in the community.•• The Theatre Orchard
••Think how great it would be to have this space right in the heart of the Chew Valley.••Katharine and Mark Finn, supporters