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

21st - 24th March 2019:
The Stevenage Lytton Youth Theatre : Wind in the Willows

In Act One join in the delights and disasters on the riverbank with Mole and his new friends. With sensible Ratty, wise Badger, fun-loving Toad, and the dastardly stoats and weasels, there's never a dull moment!
In Act Two see what happens next after the story ends. What has happened to Toad and the rest of the gang?
Venue: The Lytton Theatre, Vardon Road, Stevenage, SG1 5PZ
Tickets: see website for details

3-4pm Sunday 31st March 2019: 
Stevenage Symphony Orchestra - A Mother's Day Treat
Join us for an hour of popular classics from Swan Lake to Abba. Served up with afternoon tea and cake (refreshments included in ticket price). Venue: Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, Hitchin, SG5 1JE
Tickets: In Advance: £10 adults (£5 under 18's)
On the door: £12 adults (£6 under 18's)

See complete events listings

2019 Talented Young People Award Applications Open

If you are aged between 12 and 24 with a keen interested in the Arts, you may be able to apply for one of the Arts Guild 'Talented Young People' awards.

More details of the awards and the application forms are available here.

Our facebook page @ArtsStevenage includes contributions from some of the previous recipients of awards.

Applications close 30 April 2019.

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.


2018/19 committee meeting dates available here

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