Ashford Arts Centre

Ashford Arts Centre Resident Artists Composed and Choreographed 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost...   A group of secondary school dancers were invited to join the project and tell us what they thought about the experience. The arts centre is piloting an exciting arts-based learning project which enables Creative and Performing Arts, in all its forms, to bring the words of some of the most famous poems in recorded history, to vivid wonderful life.  The aim is to create a permanent exhibition of the project for the benefit of schools and the wider community.

An interview with the dancers about their experience is further down this page.

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Interview with the participants in The Road Not Taken dance project.

The arts centre houses Ashford Community Theatre, an intimate venue for live performances and independent cinema. The centre sits adjacent to Park Mall, where an eclectic group of artisans offer unique, handcrafted items alongside independent shops and larger stores

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Ashford Arts Centre is a project of KATFM and makes it possible for young people with complex needs to access the following arts training and qualifications:

  1. Our membership plans are designed to enable people of all abilities and financial backgrounds to have access to community arts programmes, various arts-based clubs, training courses and performance opportunities.
  2. Termly classes are provided in the arts centre for a special-needs school catering to students with profound and severe learning difficulties and physical and sensory impairments.
  3. A group of de-registered young people in Home Education are working towards their GCSE exams in the Creative and Performing Arts in our centre. These young people would not otherwise have access to arts qualifications.
  4. Young people attending schools where GCSE arts courses are unavailable are able to study and take their exams at the arts centre.


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The Creative Gym at Ashford Arts Centre.

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Short Courses

Short courses in a wide range of subjects are available here.

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Music Lessons

Want to learn to sing or play an instrument? We can help you at Ashford Arts Centre.

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Book An Appointment

Contact the arts centre team to book a brief tour and chat with the Director of Arts and Music. Call 01233 637 309 or stop by Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:00 or Saturday 10 to 1.

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Ashford Arts Centre is nestled in heart of the Creative Quarter of Ashford, Kent and provides community access to training and performance opportunities in a broad range of art-forms, from dance and theatre to music and film.