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Arts and culture

A city of culture

Bradford was recently named the UK City of Culture 2025.

Head to our Bradford 2025 page to find out more about what this means for the city, and our work to support the winning bid.

Theatre in the Mill

Our on-campus arts venue hosts a diverse schedule of events, including workshops, film screenings, plays, live music, comedy mic nights and art exhibitions. It also has a cosy bar space where you can debate the evening's performance over a few drinks.

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A student performing in a play

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Set in the wonderful Lister Park, you’ll find some amazing artwork here - including the David Hockney Gallery.

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Cartwright Hall

National Science and Media Museum

World-famous collections in photography, film and digital media, and stunning temporary exhibitions.

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National Science and Media museum in Bradford

The Alhambra Theatre

The Alhambra offers a packed schedule of comedy, dance and shows direct from the West End.

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Exterior of the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford

Impressions Gallery

One of the oldest venues for contemporary photography in Europe, hosting regular exhibitions, events and workshops.

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Impressions gallery Bradford

St George’s Hall

This Bradford landmark is the oldest concert hall still in use in the UK, and is currently undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment.

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St Georges Hall Bradford

Awesome events

Bradford puts on a range of fantastic events, including Bradford Literature Festival and Illuminate Bradford.

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On our doorstep

Venture beyond the city centre and there's so much to explore.

The Bradford district is rich in history and culture, set against a backdrop of stunning landscapes and Victorian architecture.

The Bronte Parsonage Museum

Visit the home of the Bronte sisters, and then check out the picturesque village of Haworth.

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Bronte Parsonage museum in Haworth

Salts Mill

This former textile mill is now an art gallery and shopping destination at the heart of Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

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Salts Mill in Saltaire

The Piece Hall

Originally built in 1779, The Piece Hall in Halifax has been reimagined as a new cultural and commercial centre, offering boutiques, cafes and bars, and a great line-up of events.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A spectacular open-air gallery set in the grounds of the Bretton Hall estate, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest sculpture artists.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park