Arc Centre is closed to visitors

Due to the pandemic restrictions, Arc will be closed at the Hat Works until further notice. This is not a permanent closure, we will reopen once government advice allows us to. Any changes to opening will be announced via our social media channels and on our website. Wellbeing services continue and you can still reach […]


Arc is one of the UK’s leading arts and mental health organisations, based in the Hat Works building in Stockport.

Exhibitions and Workshops

We run a programme of public creative workshops, exhibitions and events. Click on the image to find out more and benefit your health and wellbeing by taking part!

Young People’s Arc

Young People’s Arc is a dynamic initiative reaching out to the most vulnerable young people, delivered in partnership with statutory and community agencies.

Volunteer with us

Join our fantastic team of volunteers and really make a difference.

Keeping Us Together

Sign up for our #KeepingUsTogether mailing list to receive arts and wellbeing activities at home during the pandemic – click on the picture.

Arc Centre Open Week

Drop in Weds 29th & Thurs 30th June 1-8pm, Fri 1st & Sat 2nd July 10-4 The Arc Centre will be open to the public for tours, refreshments, an exhibition in the Gallery, plus FREE drop in creative sessions, a taste of the public programme to come! See this schedule for details. Another chance to see  the Stockport inspired […]

Heatons Arts Trail – Venue 1

Sat 25th & Sun 26th June 11–5 We are delighted to be Venue 1 on this year’s Heatons Arts Trail, an annual creative open house event promoting artists, designers and makers in Four Heatons, Stockport and surrounding area. Four artists will share the Arc Centre Gallery & studio spaces and there will be arts activities in the studio. Click to […]