Since it opened in 2005, Artrix has changed the landscape of artistic provision in Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas. It is an award-winning arts centre with an outstanding programme of theatre, dance, cinema, live music, comedy and arts skills workshops which serve all sections of the community. It also provides a performance space for schools, colleges, societies and groups; many local people will give their first public performance at Artrix. The main auditorium seats 300 and the Studio, which seats 10-90, is used for workshops, community meetings, acoustic music and performances.
The quality and range of Artrix’ programme is exceptional for a 300 seat venue. Artrix is a popular spot for the comedy warm up circuit with comedians such as Lee Evans and Alan Carr and with musicians such as Julian Lloyd Webber. Recent programme highlights have included Cara Dillon, sold-out screenings of National Theatre live relays and contemporary dance performed and created by talented young dancers from across the Midlands.
Artrix welcomes everyone, especially those who may find it hard to access the arts. Our programme includes matinee film screenings, which are particularly popular with older audiences, as well as easy access screenings and workshops for people with disabilities and young people in care, their friends, families and carers.
To date our Learning and Engagement programme has engaged over 10,000 young people with an array of exciting creative arts projects including initiatives delivered in partnership with Bromsgrove District Council, Worcestershire County Council and the West Midlands Police Service.
Artrix is registered both as a charity (No. 1124900) and non-profit distributing limited company (No. 5455644). Despite the challenging economic circumstances over the past few years the venue has continued to thrive and attracted over 100,000 visitors in 2013.