Tuesday - Saturday
10-30am - 3pm

Plenty at the Square

Tuesdays - Sunday
09.30am - 3pm

The Watchmaker

Wednesday - Fridays
From 3pm
Saturday & Sunday
From 4pm


01274 834747


Thornton Road, Bradford, BD13 3LD


South Square is a collection of 19th Century workers cottages, in the old Yorkshire village of Thornton, famous for its Brontë connections and its impressive 20-arch viaduct.

Renovated as a community arts centre in 1982, South Square Centre is now home to ten studio spaces for a variety of artists, as well as a gallery, community spaces, archive, fine art framers, bar and a cafe.

The centre hosts community events and activities for all ages, including an ongoing workshop programme and provides community spaces available to hire.


Programme Manager

Studio Vacancies

Two secure long-term studio spaces available at South Square Centre, Thornton. South Square Centre has 14 artist studio spaces which accommodate a range of artists and small creative businesses. The gallery programme provides opportunities for artists to become involved in wider community at the centre with bimonthly rolling exhibition programme

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Programme Manager

South Square Winter Makers Market

South Square’s Winter Makers Market is back!! We are looking for artisans to be part of our Winter Makers Market… Do you have arts and crafts you’d like to sell and be part of the buzz? Then get in touch and join in on the winter fun 😁 The Market

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Programme Manager

Chair of the Board Vacancy

Could you support the leadership of our organisation? South Square is looking for a new Chair of Trustees South Square Centre is currently recruiting new trustees and a Chair for our Board. South Square Centre is an arts, heritage and community organisation based in a Grade II listed building in

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Donate to South Square Centre

South Square Centre is a registered charity. Donations support the centre to deliver its activity programme and provide a safe and inclusive space for workshops, classes and activities. Where possible our activities will be free of charge. Your donation helps us to ensure it stays this way.

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