Who We Are

Worthing Theatres and Museum is a unique arts and heritage charity consisting of four theatres, a cinema, a museum and gallery all positioned within the heart of the town of Worthing in West Sussex. Our large portfolio of venues; Connaught Theatre, Studio and Cinema, Pavilion Theatre, Assembly Hall and Museum and Gallery bring the very best theatre, music, dance, exhibitions, film and education opportunities to our community.

What We Do

Worthing Theatres and Museum produces and presents a unique programme of exhibitions, live events, film and engagement opportunities. We manage and develop a highly diverse artistic programme and permanent collection and provide a vital platform for critical thinking across a range of disciplines.

Primarily these include; theatre, costume, contemporary circus, film, archaeology, dance and fine art. We seek to inspire the whole community and create opportunities for engagement with the arts and heritage.

We work with renowned theatre makers, promoters and producers throughout the UK and Europe; founded one of the largest contemporary circus programmes in the UK and hold the largest costume collection of everyday wear in the UK, as well as notable collections in fine and decorative arts, toys and dolls and archaeology.

We want to ensure that everyone has opportunities to get closer to our programmed work, visting exhibitions and collections.

Vision, Mission and Aims

Our Vision
Our vision is a community in which everyone’s lives are enriched through vibrant, exceptional arts and heritage.

Our Mission
We will enable Our mission is to enable everyone to access arts and heritage by:

  • Delivering a rich and diverse year-round programme of cultural activity.
  • Creating shared experiences that inspire, challenge, educate and entertain
  • Reaching out into communities, providing accessible pathways to experience creativity
  • Developing opportunities and partnerships with artists and companies
  • Championing inclusion, supporting the creation and presentation of work that celebrates diversity
  • Creating aspirational opportunities for young people within the cultural industries
Our Values
In everything we do we will:
  • Promote excellence
  • Listen and respond to our community and the sector
  • Commit to inclusivity across all aspects of the organisation
  • Support and enhance the wellbeing of everyone we interact with
  • Nurture a culture of collaboration, respect and integrity
  • Take responsibility for our environmental impact

Case for Support

Sustainability Policy

Annual Review

Our Trading Subsidiary

Worthing Theatres and Museum also has a trading subsidiary company called “Worthing Theatres & Museum (Trading) Limited” which is responsible for secondary activities including bars & catering, venue hire, sponsorship and retail & merchandise - this helps to generate income for the charity.

Worthing Theatres & Museum (Trading) Limited is a limited company registered in England No: 12296105.

Registered Address: Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1LG.

Worthing Theatres & Museum (Trading) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Worthing Theatres & Museum which is a registered charity (number 1185189).