Seven Arts is a versatile, independent arts space in Chapel Allerton which opened in July 2007. The venue’s mission is to deliver high-quality arts activity and to have a pivotal role in linking the various cultures in the LS7 corridor.
In the leafy, tranquil area of Harrogate Road, the space is small but flexible, providing a 100-seat venue for film, theatre, poetry, dance, music, spoken word and comedy, together with an attractive and welcoming café bar. Popular returning events include soul and jazz gigs, classical music concerts and award-winning comedy clubs, with pop-up street food shacks coming along to provide delicious snacks and small bites.
Events are held in the indoor space or the spacious outdoor courtyard depending on the weather, with audiences laid out cabaret-style for an immersive feel.
With a diverse programme, you get to see the best in local and regional performing arts, as well as fantastic talent from further afield. Hosting a diverse range of interesting and entertaining films and other art forms from all over the world, the venue opens up cultural experiences to the people of Chapel Allerton and beyond.
Tickets are always affordable and many shows are pay-as-you-feel, enabling you to easily access performances by an outstanding array of artists. The venue prioritises accessibility and opens its doors to a wide range of people through its low price, central location, well-thought-out physical design and varied artistic programme.
The building of Seven Arts was the culmination of 10 years of effort between a group of local residents, who were determined to find ways to improve community spirit through involvement in the arts. It is a not-for-profit CIC, and with no core funding from Arts Council England or any other public source, it is a truly independent arts space run for and by local people.