Arts & Culture

Hexham prides itself on the range and quality of artistic and cultural activity taking place throughout the year.

There are many events, festivals, venues, clubs and societies, galleries and professional artists in and around the town.  A visit to will help you to identify some of these.

The town is lucky to have not only a dedicated arts centre in the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre but also the full-time community-owned Forum Cinema.

Hexham is steeped in history and boasts Northumberland’s only Abbey, The Old Gaol and Moot Hall, an 800 year old market place and many buildings of historical interest. Added to this are Hexham’s many green spaces including Tyne Green Country Park, the River Tyne (England best salmon river) Hexham Abbey Grounds and bandstand plus Northumberland’s only (and the UK’s most scenic) racecourse, golf courses and leisure centre, with pool, running track and tenpin bowling. Hexham’s warm and friendly people make Hexham a special place to visit.

These are just some of the places where you can find out more about what is on in the town