West Lothian's premier centre for arts performances, events and activities Howden Park Centre was transformed in 2009 by designs by internationally acclaimed architects Nicoll Russell Studios. The redevelopment was funded by West Lothian Council and a Scottish Arts Council Capital Lottery Grant (now Creative Scotland). Awarded the accolade of Building of the Year from the Edinburgh Architectural Association, Howden Park Centre is a stunning building with a 300 seat auditorium at its heart, a gallery, art studio, pottery and several multi-function rooms as well as a stylish, café bar.
Operated by West Lothian Leisure, the venue offers a continuous programme of professional arts performances, exhibitions, classes and events. Many events including the professional performances scheduled for the theatre and art gallery spaces are programmed by West Lothian Council's Community Arts team. More information about Community Arts and the arts development work it is involved in can be found on the .
Howden Park Centre is also the base for the staff and members of Firefly Arts who provide youth theatre and associated services for children and young people aged 5 to 25.
Please contact venue for more information.
Howden Park Centre’s public areas are fully accessible for those with limited mobility. Facilities include ramps, a lift, adapted toilets and auditorium seating. Our staff are here to help and happy to do so, please let us know at the time of booking if you have access requirements. Assist dogs are welcome.
The auditorium has 4 wheelchair spaces and 10 seats preferred by customers with impaired mobility, please inform us at the time of booking of any requirements.