Art & Culture
Christchurch is fortunate to have a wealth of art galleries, museums and theatres.
There are always Art and Cultural events taking place in Christchurch, so you can be sure to find something to interest you during your visit.
CadArts (Christchurch and District Arts Council) produces an extensive events listing of cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year, which is regularly updated.
Local museums and places of cultural interest include The Red House Museum & Gardens, Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch Priory and The Hayloft. All have regular exhibitions by local artists and varied and exciting events programmes throughout the year.
Place Mill Gallery, situated in an old watermill on Christchurch Quay, is home to resident artist, Cherie Wheatcroft and Artist in Residence Robert Fielder who demonstrates and teaches Japanese embroidery, and is open from April to October. The Regent Centre, located centrally in Christchurch High Street, also features exhibitions by local artists in their foyer, while their theatre offers concerts, cinema and drama performances.
A wide range of festivals, concerts and events take place throughout the year too, and include: Mudeford Arts Festival, held in July; a great family event that promotes local artists, Stompin' On The Quomps in August and the Christchurch Festival in July.