One of Worthing’s most iconic architectural landmarks, Colonnade House is located in the heart of Worthing’s vibrant cafe quarter. Built in the early 1800s and opened as a library and post office, the building was partially destroyed by fire eighty years later and remodelled in the 1930s. Now Colonnade House is transformed into a unique creative workspace and hub that fosters cross-disciplinary inspiration and collaboration.
The regeneration and ongoing management of Colonnade House has been made possible by Worthing Borough Council working in partnership with the Adur & Worthing Trust and has received significant investment from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Adur & Worthing Councils are committed to developing a high-quality cultural offer which puts this beautiful stretch of the south coast firmly on the cultural map and have worked with the local arts community to develop the ‘Commit to Culture’ strategy – Colonnade House is a significant step in this process.
Our vision is that local creatives are able to be a part of a community that shares and fosters the expansion of the artistic scene in Worthing. We aim to do this by providing an accessible and functional platform for people to create, display and discuss their work.
We support local creatives in the development of their work by:
- Offering affordable, flexible studio spaces for rent
- Providing two bright and varied spaces for exhibition and event hire
- Assisting hirers with the installation and promotion of their work, often during their first time exhibiting
- Organising networking opportunities that enable local artists to connect and share skills
- Enabling visitors to enjoy experiencing creativity in Worthing
The work we do builds a sense of pride and connection to our town and community. The work we will do will encourage more people to initiate new creative experiences in Worthing.