Tetbury Goods Shed is a part volunteer-run arts centre, converted in 2016 from a former Great Western Railway building. Shed-Arts opened in the spring of 2017 having received generous support from Tetbury Town Council, the general public and regional donors.
The first season of events was varied but always informed by our vision for the Goods Shed to become a regional centre of artistic excellence in the Cotswolds. Shed-Arts provides arts and entertainment in an iconic building that doubles as a community hub.
The most popular events have proven to be music covering the full spectrum of styles including jazz, classical, rock and choral events; the spoken word in the form of poetry, readings and informative talks and discussions; craft workshops for adults and children; and rotating exhibitions of art.
Always at the heart of the Shed-Arts vision is an ambition to encourage and capitalise on local talent whilst also showcasing performances by artists, authors and speakers from further afield.
In the spring of 2018 the Goods Shed Cinema opened with weekly screenings of newly released films aimed at all age groups and tastes; and the popular Whistle Stop Café reopened providing drinks, light meals, delicious cakes and a friendly meeting place to chat and relax.
2019 saw the Arts Centre settling into its stride with a humming, lively venue. And then came 2020 and COVID19: shutting down the Shed for months along with much of daily life for many of us. We are confident that we will surmount the challenge of revivifying the Goods Shed, although the continued support and goodwill of our users is now needed more than ever. So please, pay us a visit when it’s possible again. We would love to see you.