Arts, culture and theatre

Do you enjoy the arts? Would you like to experience a new cultural activity?

Redbridge is fortunate to be home to a variety of cultures, diverse community groups and locally based entertainment. There’s plenty to see and enjoy including:

  • Art at Valentines Mansionwith special events, family workshops and open artist studios
  • Cultural film screenings at your local cinema as well as the latest movies.
  • Community activities and events including literary festivals and outdoor events
  • Dance including monthly tea dances
  • Public art projects and installations including Art About Redbridge and Ilford This Way
  • Seasonal events including the Fairlop fair in Fairlop, Light night in Barkingside and St. George’s Day celebrations in Ilford Town Centre
  • Theatre productions including children’s puppet shows, outdoor Shakespearean plays in the summertime and musicals at the Kenneth More Theatre


Do you know that Redbridge has its very own museum and it’s free to enter?

Inside the Redbridge Museum at Ilford Central Library, you can enjoy an exhibition which changes seasonally and discover more aboutthe borough. There is also an Information and Heritage Service which can provide a selection of historical resources relating to the borough and assist you to research your family history. All services are free and are available to everyone.

Do something different

If you would like to get involved in a new creative project or activity, the Redbridge College and the Redbridge Institute of Adult Education has a variety of art, design and dance classes.

Contact information

For more information, email the Culture Team at Vision RCL or call 020 8708 2856.

For event information, email the Vision RCL Events Team at to see what outdoor events are taking place near you.

Useful links

Other MyLife pages:Day centres and lunch clubs, Holidays, Libraries, Parks and open spaces, Sports and physical activity
External websites:Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure,Redbridge Leisure Pass,Redbridge Drama Centre,Redbridge Music Service,Valentines Mansion and Gardens,East London Dance,Turbelles Performing Arts,Kenneth More Theatre,Redbridge Institute of Adult Education,Redbridge College,Eastern Edge Film Fund