Arts Derbyshire

Venue profile

The Whitworth Centre

A beautiful newly restored Victorian Community Centre set in 10 acres of stunning wood and parkland (with sculptures by local sculptor Andrew Frost), we are well known as a venue for exhibitions, for workshops (craft, music, drama and art) and for educational and training sessions. We pride ourselves in having a reputation for being a fully inclusive and welcoming venue that is fully accessible to everyone within the community.


  • Cost: Room hire starts from just £35 plus VAT
  • Type: Exhibition space, Gallery, Hall, Outdoor, Performance space, Rehearsal space, Room, Theatre, Workspace/studio, Other
  • Seating Capacity: 100-200
  • Standing Capacity: 100-200
  • Accessible lift
  • Accessible toilet
  • Automatic doors
  • Level/ramped access
  • Moveable/removable seating
  • Assistance Dogs admitted
  • Induction loop
  • Baby changing/feeding facilities
  • Accessible parking


  • Bar
  • Café
  • Cloakroom
  • Display facilities
  • IT facilities
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Lighting and sound technicians
  • Parking
  • Professional lighting
  • Public address
  • Sprung dance floor
  • Stage
  • Toilets
  • Stage
  • minstrels gallery
  • 10 acres parkland
  • Licensed: Yes
  • Accessibility: NULL

Address details

  • The Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale, DE4 2EQ

Booking Information

Contact Information

  • Email:
  • Phone: 01629 733678

The Whitworth Centre

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