Film: Gone Girl

27 Mar 2015
Film: Gone Girl
Book now Fri 27 Mar 7.30pm
Doors/bar 6.30pm
Cert 18


Film Paddington

28 Mar 2015
Film: Paddington
Book now Saturday 28 March, 2.30pm
£5.00Cert PG


Film: Nick Cave - 20,000 Days on Earth

28 Mar 2015
Film: Nick Cave - 20,000 Days on Earth
Book now Sat 28 March 7.30pm
Doors/Bar 6.30pm
All Tickets £5.00


BFI Archive Film:Moving History 27 mins

28 Mar 2015
Film: Moving History
FREE Saturday 28 March 1-3pm
Rolling Programme 27 mins
at The Horsebridge Hub


Sarah Jane Morris

4 Apr 2015
Sarah Jane Morris
Book now Saturday 4 April 7.30pm
doors/bar 7pm
tickets £15.00


POST NUDE Open Exhibition - Gallery 3

7 June - 31 July

Post your Nudes Now!

The Horsebridge Centre's quirkiest open exhibition returns by popular demand! We invite nude postcards to be popped into a regular postbox and sent to the centre. Entry guidelines are available at the front desk or

>>>download entry guidelines here<<<




WhitLit 2015

13 May 2015
WhitLit 2015
Book now 13 - 17 May 2015
Various Events


Book Tickets Online

1 Mar 2015

Book Tickets Online

​for all events


Horsebridge Seaside Craft Workshops

2 Apr 2015
Seaside Craft Workshops
with Sharon Cavalier
Book now 2nd - 9th April
£4 - £5


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Vacancy: Catering Supervisor

The Horsebridge Cafe is seeking a Catering Supervisor to join the cafe team who will take responsibility for the cafe menu, the food prepared and served in the kitchen and mentoring and supervising the staff team. Full details and job description available here.

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The Horsebridge Centre

11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AF

01227 281174
01227 281255 (cafe)

Fully accessible
Free Wi-Fi

Open 7 days a week
Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm
Open up to 9pm Monday - Thursday for room bookings
Open from 7pm Friday - Saturday for box office events

Charity Number: 1099570
Company Number: 4727071

The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located in the heart of Whitstable on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity. Since its launch in April 2004, the Horsebridge has established itself as a quality venue at the heart of arts, social, learning and leisure activities in Whitstable and the wider north east Kent area.

The Horsebridge Centre has a packed programme of events all year round that includes ground floor galleries, workshops, cafe with balcony and a large performance space for theatre, screenings, talks and live music.

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"I remember the days before Whitstable Horsebridge Centre had been built, so can now fully appreciate what it adds to the town.

The centre has numerous weekly classes such as yoga, mediation and dancing, as well as one-off workshop courses. It always has some kind of art exhibition that is free to go and view, a bar/cafe for food and refreshments, as well as a packed evening entertainment calendar such as live music and comedy nights.

It really gives Whitstable a community feel and I always enjoy my visits there." Via Tripadvisor

"This is what a community centre should be all about. There is art on the ground floor, a nice family friendly cafe with locally made cakes on the first floor and we attended an amazing baby group on the top floor. I can't fault the concept, the staff or the layout. Really nice experience." Via Tripadvisor

"What a gem this place is! It was one of the reasons I moved to Whitstable and I use it every week." Via Tripadvisor

"We find ourselves in there most weeks, all year round. It has been a huge success. The staff are friendly and efficient, they are also truly engaged in the desire to bring art to the community and visitors to the town alike." Via Tripadvisor

We have several rooms of various sizes accommodating small workshops to large conferences, parties and markets. Please see our room hire page for full details.

Become a 'Friend of the Horsebridge' and receive a membership card entitling you to a 15% discount in our cafe and bar, concessionary rates on selected events and quarterly mail out of our printed programme. Please see our page on joining for more details.

If you are interested in the many varied voluntary roles at the Horsebridge Centre please contact Hannah Wenn on 01227 281174 or email for more details.

We are a registered charity and rely on the local community to support us.



A History of the Horsebridge

The name itself comes from the jetty used by the horses taking the catch from the boats. Later, the first railway in Kent, the Canterbury & Whitstable (aka Crab and Winkle),took the place of the horses.

The Horsebridge area has played a key part in the varied history of Whitstable.

Whitstable has a long tradition of community and cultural activity including community and arts groups operating on the Horsebridge site itself. Canterbury City Council was committed to a building that reflects this activity and seeking to create a focal point for the town.

The project was a public / private sector partnership between Canterbury City Council, who owned the land, and the local developer Banbury Estates.

Four schemes for the re-development of the Horsebridge site were shortlisted and were featured in a public exhibition in April 2000. Over 600 comments were received from local people with 62% favouring an “upturned boat” design submitted by architects Clague.

The Centre opened to the public on Saturday 10 April 2004, and is run as a Company Limited by Guarantee and with Charitable status.