Chapel__exterior__smallChapel Arts Centre, formerly known variously as The Central Club, then Window Arts Centre and lastly, Invention Studios, re-opened over fifteen years ago with a lot more than a new name. It is now firmly established as Bath’s alternative arts venue and we present an eclectic array of events as you will see. The well kitted out venue holds 200 people standing, 150 seated theatre style(Films only)  and 120 seated at cabaret style tables. We have a superb, solid and smooth oak wood floor, a state-of-the-art lighting system and truss, and the fantastic natural acoustic of the room (best in Bath!) which is augmented by an excellent sound system (see specification below)

Chapel Arts Centre has been mentioned by Unifresher as one of the best venues for live music

Chapel Arts Centre – Technical Specification – January 2018

Please Note: Due to the venue being situated near residential properties, we work to a maximum average level of 95dBA at the FOH mix position

2 x d&b Q7 (tops – flown)
2 x d&b B4 (subs)
3 x d&b E5 (front fills)
Powered by 2 x d&b D12 amplifiers

6 x d&b M6 floor monitors
Powered by 3 x d&b D12 amplifiers

Soundcraft Vi1 32 channel digital mixing console

1 x Denon DNC110 CD Player

24/8 multicore

Mics etc:
5 x Shure SM58
4 x Shure SM57
2 x AKG C1000
1 x AKG D112
2 x Oktavia MSP 012
8 x Active DI Boxes
Stands and XLR leads for the above


Chapel Arts Team








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There is now a permanent and well stocked bar with many local and organic drinks and a choice of excellent wines, and the Sky Blue Cafe area downstairs has been fully refurbished and serves tasty and wholesome vegan food.

We operate as a community arts centre, serving all of the various residents and visitors in Bath and its environs. We have taken as our remit the function of presenting as wide a range of the performing arts as possible, including music of all kinds (except the very loud!), theatre, dance, comedy, film, mime, poetry and multimedia combinations of all the above and more. We are able to offer workshops and provide a space for rehearsals and learning experiences of all kinds.

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If you would like high-resolution images of your live performance at Chapel Arts Centre, then we can offer photography from Julian Foxon Photography, a photographer based in Bath, specialising in event and performance photography. Prices start from £75 for a set of 50 hi-res images supplied the following morning, so you can immediately include next-day shots on Twitpics, Facebook etc. Sample images from live performances are shown here, and you can see more examples at www.jfoxon.co.uk

Call 01225 461700 or contact Jan Cottington the Centre Manager for more information, viewing or booking.

Chapel Arts is available for private hire for private functions.  Anyone intersted in any aspect of Chapel Arts Centre should contact Jan Cottington (Centre Manager & Director of Programming) by email: info@chapelarts.org or by leaving a message on the office landline 01225 461700 – Mon to Fri 2-6pm (Jan is not always glued to the desk!!!!)


Jennifer Crook Trio Live at Chapel Arts

Chapel Arts Centre is a not for profit company with charitable status which operates from its base at St James’s Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1QR.

The Centre is dedicated to promoting the performing arts, the arts in general, and arts-based community events.

The Centre Director is: Philip Andrews & the Centre Manager is: Jan Cottington.