Our Bideford centre supports courses in Bideford, Ilfracombe, Torrington and surrounding areas. In our centres you can find information about us and our courses, enrol and get support for your learning.

Bideford Arts Centre
The Quay
EX39 2EY

01237 472462



(office) opening times

Monday to Thursday 9-5pm

Friday 9-4pm


Disabled toilets are available on lower floor and ramp access for wheelchair users.


The nearest car parks are “River Bank Long Stay Car Park” and  the Pill car park. Details of costs and payment options can be found via Torridge District Council website  and via Parkopedia

directions and transport

North Devon Link Road A39 follow signs to Bideford. Take first exit at roundabout after crossing Torridge Bridge into Kingsley Road. Follow road onto The Quay and the centre is located on right hand side next to main Post Office which is situated on the corner opposite.

The nearest train station is 9 miles away in Barnstaple.

The buses all stop on Bideford Quay which is a level 300 yard walk, there is no designated bus station.

More information can be found at Travel Devon and Traveline.



There are no catering facilities on site, but the quay and high street are a minute’s walk away, with plenty of bakeries, cafes and takeaways available. There is a kitchen area upstairs with a water drinks machine and the use of the kettle if you bring in your own tea and coffee.

room hire

We have the following rooms available for hire:

Ground floor:

  • Classroom seating 15-20, with whiteboard
  • Classroom seating 12-15, with whiteboard. Sink also available

First floor:

  • Training room seating up to 15-20

All rooms have wifi access. Rooms are available outside office hours but not bank holidays.

General classrooms and meeting rooms

  • Non-profit making organisation – £9.00 per hour, £54.00 per day
  • Commercial / profit making organisation – £15.00 per hour, £90.00 per day

Please phone the centre for more information on room hire and availability or for further questions.

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Please note: while we try to keep this information up to date, it is provided for information only and local details may be subject to changes beyond the control of Learn Devon.