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Here in North Lincolnshire we have a passion for the arts. Inspired by the rich landscape, colourful festivals and the gentle pace of life, many artists have made the area their home.

At Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft, on the waterfront at Barton, ropes were once made for the conquest of Everest, but now the gallery is home to high quality craftwork. Over 80 regional and nationally acclaimed artists exhibit here. It's a fantastic place for contemporary ceramics, glassware, textiles, jewellery and watercolours.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is built around the beautiful St John's Church. The stylish galleries have an inspiring programme of art and craft exhibitions from acclaimed artists. Relax in the cafe and treat yourself to unique hand-made jewellery, cards, prints and glassware in the shop,

Creative workshops are held at both Ropewalk and 20-21 Visual Arts Centre - make new friends as you learn a new skill. These artist-led courses range from life drawing to felt making. Book a weekend break and treat yourself!

The Vue 7-screen cinema in Scunthorpe is the place to catch the latest film release. The Plowright Theatre has a programme of professional and amateur productions and during the summer months outdoor theatre and arts weeks are held throughout the region - check out our events pages to find out more.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre

The 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Visit North Lincolnshire's
contemporary visual arts centre offering a regularly changing programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions,
as well as related events and activities. The centre also runs free daily creative activities in the gallery for children and families.
Admission free.

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Cafe open 10am - 3pm.

Kirton Pottery

A handmade statue from Kirton Pottery

Christine and Peter make both domestic earthenware and sculptural stoneware for the garden. Commissions are welcome.

Open Thursday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm but to be sure or arrange another time please ring on the telephone number below.

  • Telephone: 01652 648867 or 07835 079049
  • Address: 36 High Street, Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4LX
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  • Location: Kirton in Lindsey

Live, Love & Create

Live, Love & Create on Wrawby Street

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The Baths Hall

The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

The Baths Hall is North Lincolnshire's biggest entertainment venue.

The events programme includes theatre, comedy, music, family shows, variety and dance. With full on-site support including technical, catering and box office this multi-format venue is also available for non-entertainment type events including dinners, exhibitions and conferences.

Located in the centre of Scunthorpe with easy access to all major motorways and rail station.

Two fully licensed bars and restaurant facilities.

The Plowright Theatre

The Plowright Theatre

Enjoy the best in professional and community theatre in the intimate atmosphere of The Plowright Theatre's auditorium.

This inviting theatre hosts a varied programme of national touring and local productions including drama, music, comedy, child-friendly shows and pantomime.

Make the most of your visit with a meal in the Star Cafe Bar. Open from 45 minutes before a performance and for lunch Monday to Friday 12 noon to 2pm.

Licensed Bar open on performance nights. The venue is also available for private hire.

The Ropewalk

The Ropewalk

Opened in 2000, The Ropewalk quickly achieved regional acclaim with its constantly changing regional and national artwork, staged in the four galleries at the southern end of this Grade II listed building which stretches for a quarter of a mile toward the Humber bank. <BR> The works of more than 200 artists and makers are on show along with a heritage display, which chronicles 200 years of ropemaking on the site. <BR> Opening times:<BR> Monday - Sat 10am to 5pm <BR> Sun 10am to 4pm<BR> Bank Holidays 10am to 4pm<BR> Free admission <BR> This attraction is part of the South Humber Collection, North Lincolnshire - a destination made up of the area's leading wildlife, heritage and arts attractions.<BR>

The Steel Rooms

Byrom & Steel Gallery


The Steel Rooms carry a vintage industrial theme. If you love re-found and re-made objects and have an appreciation for art in all its forms then please drop by.
Our cafe offers a range of meals and snacks with the option to have most meals as smaller portions for children or those after a lighter bite. All meals are made from scratch in our cafe. Included in our menu are gluten free choices, daily specials, lots of homemade cake and locally roasted, rich, aromatic coffee.
We offer a whole range of Creative Workshops for both children and adults, which so far has included willow weaving, photography, painting, mixed media, felt making, up-cycling of all varieties and much more which, yes, we plan to add to. We also hold informal talks with subjects including de-cluttering your wardrobe, designing and making and words from a dog behaviourist.

Vue Cinema

Vue Cinema frontage and sign

See all the latest releases at Vue Cinema Scunthorpe with digital presentation on selected films.
Enjoy 7 screens, luxury stadium seating, superior sound quality and mouth watering refreshments.
Film going will never be the same.

  • Telephone: 08712 240240
  • Address: The Parishes Shopping Centre, 1 Fenton Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6QX
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  • Location: Scunthorpe