Ace creative places and people to know about in Bradford

Festivals and Events: People and Places that programme events by other people

Training: People and Places where you can learn about live arts and performance related things

Performance Maker: People and Places that make professional live arts and performances

Venue: Places where you can go to see performances on a regular basis

Project: People and Places that aim to develop live arts and performance

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509 Arts

509 Arts consults, makes, explores and creates. Based in Yorkshire, working throughout the UK.
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30 Chapel Street

A Hub for Social Innovation in Bradford.
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154 Collective

A collective of artists creating new engaging work with collaboration at its heart.
Contact via website

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BCB Radio

Bradford’s community radio station.
Contact via website

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Art Works

Participatory arts charity based at our venue the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre.
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The Alhambra

The North’s premier receiving venue
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Bent Architect

Creating fresh, engaging, entertaining theatre for, with & by the communities we live amongst.

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Bloomin Buds

Theatre productions and workshops to help young people access opportunities and challenge the class divide.

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Bradford College

Bradford College is an award-winning education institution.
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Bradford 2025

Bids for the UK City of Culture 2025
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Bradford Fringe Festival

Female led, open access, mixed arts festival taking place across Bradford City Centre.

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Bradford Literature Festival

From poetry to politics, comics to comedy, a festival celebrating the wonderful world of words.

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Bradford Museums

Home to some of the most exciting museums & galleries in Yorkshire.

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Bradford Playhouse

A theatre offering performances, venue hire and community productions.
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Bradford Producing Hub

Development project for live arts. Training, commissions, advice, spaces, support, R&Ds, events, activities, audiences.
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Bread + Roses

Cooperative cafe, co-working and event space on North Parade.
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The Brick Box

An international arts company using art, love and magic to inspire people and transform places.
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Bronte Parsonage Museum

A  writer’s house museum maintained by the Brontë Society in honour of the Brontë sisters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
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Common Wealth Theatre

Political, contemporary , site-specific theatre events.
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Cecil Green Arts

Community arts CIC made up of circus performers, fine artists, puppeteers and musicians.
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Cultural Ecology Project

Creative training program offering female, South Asian, arts practitioners creative opportunities.

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Dance United Yorkshire

A charity delivering high-quality contemporary dance projects to hard-to-reach young people across Yorkshire.
E-mail via website


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Displace Yourself

A theatre company that uses the power of live performance to promote global equality.
Contact via website

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Drunken Film Festival

Bradford’s Indie Film Fest!

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Freedom Studios

A contemporary theatre company creating original work and supporting and developing creatives.
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Fuse Art Space

Art space, publisher, book shop, music, other stuff.
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Hive Bradford

Community arts organisation using creativity to connect, engage & develop individual potential.
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Ilkley Literature Festival

The north of England’s oldest and largest literature festival.
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Irregular Arts

Irregular (Arts) performance & projects created with people in the space where the arts meets entertainment.
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Kala Sangam

An intercultural arts hub which aims to reflect the diversity of the city.
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Keighley Creative Space

Keighley Creative Space is for artists and craftspeople as studios, exhibition and rehearsal space.
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The Leap

THE LEAP is the new Creative People and Places programme for Bradford
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Liberty Arts Yorkshire

Movement, music and theatre classes for the heart and soul.
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Mind The Gap

One of Europe’s leading learning disability theatre companies.
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Punjabi Roots

Leading group in entertainment for weddings, festivals & events providing: DJ set ups, Bhangra dance, Dhol players, Band Bajas,
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Creating and delivering experiences, bespoke & off the shelf.
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South Square Centre

Contemporary Art Gallery | Artist Studios | Community Space | Cafe | Framers
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Sponge Tree

Providing sensory + natural art, play, workshops and training, in all sectors of the community.
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Theatre In The Mill

Your local Bradford theatre supporting artists and developing new work.
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Wur Bradford

We do creativity with people in Bradford. Art is for everyone!
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