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Arts and culture

Arts on Campus

The University has its own theatre, gallery and music centre, allowing our students to follow their passions and engage with both the people and the places that surround them.

We run an Arts on Campus programme which offers something for everyone, with regular film screenings, exhibitions, talks and events.

There are also many student-led societies and clubs covering all kinds of cultural interests. You can even create your own if you and your friends have a great idea.

A student performing in a play

A city of culture

Bradford’s thriving arts scene, diverse multicultural influences and historic venues make it an exciting cultural centre.

You’ll find plenty to feed the mind and the soul.

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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Alhambra theatre 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

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