Stevenage Symphony Orchestra

An amateur orchestra based in Stevenage who perform 3-4 concerts a year at venues across Hertfordshire.
New players welcome.

Stevenage Ladies Choir

Repertoire includes classical and light music, including selections from many musicals

Stevenage Locomotive Society

Holds monthly meetings at the Community Arts Centre with exhibitions and speakers from across the country

Stevenage Choral Society

A mixed voice choir of about 90 members of all ages. Performs 3-4 concerts a year. New members welcome

Stevenage Lytton Players

Specialise in both musical theatre and drama productions. Also has an extremely strong and active youth theatre.

Stevenage Male Voice Choir

The choir gives about 12 concerts a year at venues ranging from OAP homes to the Gordon Craig Theatre

Stevenage Underwater Photography Society

A group of qualified sports divers who share a common interest in photography.
Meets each month at Community Arts Centre.

Jubilee Celebrations

Jubilee Celebrations Poster


The Arts in Stevenage

The Stevenage Arts Guild was founded in the 1950's to encourage, to sustain and to co-ordinate the artistic endevours of the people of Stevenage.

The Arts Guild has a wide range of members -from the performing arts, choirs and orchestras to floral arts, photographic societies and locomotive societies.

This web site aims to provide information on the services that the Arts Guild provides and listings of events and contact details for the various groups.

More details of all the arts guild member groups are available on the Activities page.


Welcome Back to 2022

After the challenges of Covid-19, the Arts Guild is delighted that the Community Arts Centre is now fully open for lettings, and most of our member groups have been able to restart full programmes of activities.

See the full list of member groups here under the "Activities" menu above.  From there you can find links to the websites for the various groups with details of how to get involved.


What's On

The latest information on events from the Arts Guild groups can be found on their websites - which are listed under Activities menu above.

See complete events listings

Jubilee Celebrations
Film Screening
Saturday 4th June

As part of the celebrations for the Queen's platinum jubilee which are being held on Saturday 4th June, the Arts Guild is screening the film "Serious Charge".

This was filmed in Stevenage in the 1950s, starring Anthony Quayle, and the screen debut of Cliff Richard.

The screening will be held in Stevenage Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg SG1 1XN on Saturday 4th June from 7pm.  Click here for a map.

Free tickets to the screening are available from the Arts Guild via email to

Arts Guild Award winner
Daniel's US Debut

Young musician, Daniel Garvin, who received one of the 2018 Arts Guild Talented Young People awards, has recently returned from a trip to New York after being the only UK musician selected to play in the 'High School Honours Instrumental Performance' at the Carnegie Hall in New York.

See photos of Daniel's performance here

Edward Gordon Craig - 50 Years On

Who is Gordon Craig Logo

Our theatre is named after him… but who was Edward Gordon Craig?

50 years after his death, Stevenage Arts Guild, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, created a series of exhibitions and events throughout to celebrated the life and work of the town’s forgotten son who became a radical and visionary theatrical pioneer of the "art of theatre".


To learn more, visit the website that was created with information on the man and his work and videos from leading academics and people who worked alongside Craig

Arts Centre Hire

The Stevenage Community Arts Centre is available once more for hire to individuals or organisations.

See here for more details.


2021/22 committee meeting dates available here

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