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



Our offices are currently closed due to Coronavirus restrictions.

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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 up to 20.

First floor:

  • Training room seating up to 20. Also suitable for Yoga/Pilates type exercise sessions.
  • Classroom seating up to 20.
  • Art/craft room.

All rooms have wifi access. Rooms are available outside office hours but not on Bank Holidays.

The costs for the rooms are £9 per hour (£54 per day) for non-profit making groups or £15 per hour (£90 per day) for commercial groups.

There is a caretaker on site Monday to Friday until 9pm. Hiring rooms on Saturdays and Sundays will incur caretaking charges of £15 per visit for Saturdays and £19 per visit for Sundays.

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.