Stratford Born & Bred – Brand New Exhibition!

This fantastic new oral history project explores the lives and memories of six Stratfordians who have lived in the town their whole lives. Exhibition open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm.

Enamelling Day Workshop with Melissa Keskinkilinc

Spend the day with a professional artist. Melissa will guide you through this fascinating process to create your own beautiful pieces of art. All materials and light refreshments are provided and lunch can either be bought locally or bring your own and enjoy a break looking at the exhibitions at our stylish venue. There is no on site parking for this workshop, however the Bridgefoot public car park is just a few minutes walk away. The cost of the workshop is £65, which covers the cost of materials and light refreshments. For more information, contact

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Lino Cutting Day Workshop with Ros Ingram

Spend the day working with a professional artist learning this fascinating process. The print plates created can be used multiple times - so an opportunity to create your own Christmas cards based on your own design. No prior knowledge is needed and Ros will guide you through the process during the day. All equipment and light refreshments will be provided, and there are several shops locally to buy lunch, or bring your own. The is no on site parking for this workshop, but the Bridgefoot public car park is a few minutes walk from the venue. The cost of the workshop is £65, which includes the cost of materials and light refreshments. For more information, contact

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Lego Cafe at the Cowshed!

Our summer Lego Cafe is back and this time it's bigger and better than ever! Now hosted in the Slaughterhouse and our new outside extension, the Cowshed, we now have more space to let your children's imagination run wild during our free lego and games cafe.

Youth Cafe

Escape Arts are now hosting a youth cafe, every Thursday and Friday 3:30-5:00pm. Come along and bring your friends, we've got free wifi and big discounts on food and drink. If you're looking for somewhere to finish your work or somewhere to hang out with friends, this is the place for you!

Lifting the Lid on Stratford’s Loos – Exhibition

Permanent exhibition - toilet gallery! Escape Arts invite you to their latest, albeit tongue-in-cheek exhibition located in the loo of the Old Slaughterhouse Heritage & Arts Centre. In this small, but perfectly formed space, you shall be made privy to Stratford-upon-Avon’s history of local latrines, head-line making toilet paper and poignant potty protests. From Stratford’s smallest gem, it’s Victorian gent's loo on Ely Street to toilet sit-ins at the heart of the community there is a lot to discover. You can even cast your eye over vintage sanitary-wear and advertisements whilst you ‘spend a penny’.

Yesterday & Today – Exhibition

Permanent exhibition - stair gallery. A stunning photography exhibition by Phil Williams, comparing pictures up to 150 years ago to pictures today.

Are you Being Served? – Exhibition

Permanent exhibition - upstairs gallery. A fascinating look at Stratford's much loved family run businesses that ran the town when our slaughterhouse was still operational.

Warwickshire Open Studios

This summer, we are part of Warwickshire Open Studios, showcasing artwork from across our projects alongside local artists. This is an opportunity to visit our stunning home in the centre of Stratford upon Avon; view our inspiring exhibition, recently commissioned works and have a coffee & cake in the tearoom. We are running several of our popular multi media workshops during the event, some free of charge; details of how to learn or develop a skill are available online or by contacting us directly. For more information please contact

A Journey Through Time – Exhibition

Permanent Exhibition - Let us take you on a Journey Through Time! In living memory, the Old Slaughterhouse is remembered as part of Hensons butchers, but research has shown that the site was also the home of a flax-dressers, a bakers, a shoemakers and even a Tudor pub! Come and explore the vast history of the site, alongside local and global events, with a focus on the Tudor pub.