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About Us
There are lots of reasons to visit West Lothian’s stunning arts venue.
Whether you fancy dinner and a show, want to see a free exhibition, take part in an art or dance class or simply meet up with friends.

West Lothian’s premier centre for arts performances, events and activities Howden Park Centre was transformed in 2009 by designs by internationally acclaimed architects Nicoll Russell Studios. The redevelopment was funded by West Lothian Council and a Scottish Arts Council Capital Lottery Grant (now Creative Scotland). Awarded the accolade of Building of the Year from the Edinburgh Architectural Association, Howden Park Centre is a stunning building with a 300 seat auditorium at its heart, a gallery, art studio, pottery and several multi-function rooms as well as a stylish, café bar.

Operated by West Lothian LeisureOpens new window (from the 1st April 2017), the venue offers a continuous programme of professional arts performances, exhibitions, classes and events. Many events including the professional performances scheduled for the theatre and art gallery spaces are programmed by West Lothian Council’s Community Arts team. More information about Community Arts and the arts development work it is involved in can be found on the West Lothian Council website.

Howden Park Centre is also the base for the staff and members of Firefly Arts who provide youth theatre and associated services for children and young people aged 5 to 25. Visit the Firefly Arts website for more information on the organisation and its programme of workshops. Visit the Firefly Arts websiteOpens new window

The 300 seat auditorium and multi-functional spaces can be hired for a variety of community and social events including weddings, performances and celebrations. More images of the building can be found on our Venue Hire page.

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