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.

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.


What's On

7:30pm Friday 17th January 2020:
Stevenage Male Voice Choir: Open Rehearsal

Try something new in 2020. Sing in a Choir!
Stevenage Male Voice Choir are holding an open rehearsal.  See what we do, meet the choir, listen to the rehearsal, and sing with us if you watn to.
Contact us for more information and to book your place, free of charge, with no obligation.
Venue: Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg, Stevenage, SG1 1XN

7:30pm Saturday 8th February 2020: 
Stevenage Symphony Orchestra - Fire & Ice
Stevenage Orchestra would like to welcome you to our first concert under the baton of our marvellous new Musical Director, Tom Briers.
    Sibelius - Finlandia
    Smetena - Ma Vlast
    Dvorak - Symphony No 8
Venue: St Martin's Church, Knebworth, SG3 6ER

See complete events listings

Arts Guild Newsletter

The Arts Guild has launched a newsletter with all the latest news and activities from the Arts Guild and our member groups.

The first issue is available as a pdf by following this link:

Newsletter - December 2019 pdf

Applications open for 2020 Arts Guild Talented Young People

Are you aged between 12 and 24 and have the passion, ambition and outstanding talent to pursue a future career in the arts?

The Arts Guild Talented Young People award aims to recognize and celebrate achievement as well as making a financial contribution towards the cost of your professional development and training.

Details of the award, eligibility and application forms are available here.

Applications for the 2020 awards close on 3rd April 2020.

Sing Rock

The Art Guild welcomes Sing Rock as the newest member group of the Arts Guild.

Sing Rock are a fun, informal singing group designed for anyone to participate in - read more about them & how to participate here.

Arts Guild Award winner
Daniel's US Debut

Young musician, Daniel Garvin, who received one of the Arts Guild Talented Young People awards last year, 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 for hire to individuals or organisations.

See here for more details.


2019/20 committee meeting dates available here

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