Arts and culture
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 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.
Bradford is currently in the running to be named the UK City of Culture. Head to our Bradford 2025 page to find out more about the bid and our work to support it.
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Set in the wonderful Lister Park, you’ll find some amazing artwork here - including the David Hockney Gallery.
National Science and Media Museum
World-famous collections in photography, film and digital media, and stunning temporary exhibitions.
The Alhambra Theatre
The Alhambra offers a packed schedule of comedy, dance and shows direct from the West End.
One of the oldest venues for contemporary photography in Europe, hosting regular exhibitions, events and workshops.
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.
Bradford puts on a range of fantastic events, including Bradford Literature Festival and Illuminate Bradford.
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.
This former textile mill is now an art gallery and shopping destination at the heart of Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
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.
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.