Venues and organisations

Woking has a number of exciting arts venues offering a broad range of entertainment and facilities...

Ambassadors, Woking
This multi-entertainment venue boasts:
- New Victoria Theatre (1300 seat venue)
- Rhoda McGaw Theatre (230 seat venue)
- Six cinema screens

HG Wells Conference and Events Centre
A state-of-the-art conference facility which can cater for up to 800 people, holding major events ranging from exhibitions, dance and drama productions to dinner dances.

Halls for Hire
Many local events take place around the borough in community venues such as village halls, youth centres, centre for the community and churches.

Surrey County Arts
Surrey Arts runs five regional Arts Centres across Surrey. The range of services on offer is enormous, including music, dance, drama and visual arts.

The Big Apple
The Big Apple offers entertainment for all the family under one roof, with 10 pin bowling, Laser Quest, pool tables, House of Play and an American diner, popular nightclub Quake and late bar, Chameleon.

The Lightbox
This exciting new venue opened in September 2007 and hosts community arts events and professional, touring exhibitions. It houses a museum, 'Woking's Story', and offers an education studio and The Ambassador Room - a tranquil setting for meetings and small conferences.

The Phoenix Cultural Centre

A social enterprise live music venue and a welcoming and inclusive space for the people of Woking to meet. Offering live music feature nights, open mic events, comedy and writing workshops. Room hire also available.

Woking Arts Hub
Woking Arts Hub
was set up in 2013 in response to the need expressed by artists and arts organisations in the borough for an active networking and support organisation. The Hub acts as a networking and advocacy body for local artists and arts organisations of all types, from writers to dancers to painters, and also organises the annual Woking Arts Fair. It has been run by an informal Steering Group but now it is being established on a more formal footing.

Dance Woking
Dance Woking presents and develops dance in major festivals, seasons and special projects.

Woking Drama Association
Umbrella organisation for the thriving drama scene in Woking and the surrounding area, and organisers of the annual Woking Drama Festival.

WWF's Living Planet Centre
Based in the heart of Woking, this beautiful award-winning building is a truly unique venue and offers all you need for your event. The auditorium, boardroom and meeting rooms provide flexible seating, natural daylight and top-of-the-range AV.

Woking Town Square
Central areas in Woking town centre can be used for live entertainment. Please contact Woking Shopping for more information:

trish.adams@woking-shopping.co.uk or 01483 741000

Woking Youth Arts Centre
A dedicated youth arts facility including a state of the art recording studio, multimedia studio, drama and dance studios and performance stage, as well as an independent "Advice and Resource Centre" (ARC), with trained Youth Arts Workers on hand to offer support and advice.