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An update on Worcester Arts Workshop's Temporary Closure due to COVID-19

In line with new Government guidelines about the closure of non-essential public spaces and social distancing, we regret to inform you that Worcester Arts Workshop will remain closed to the public for the remainder of 2020.

Anyone with a ticket for an event/workshop between now and December will be contacted and offered a refund or a rescheduled date for the event/workshop.

We understand that it’s a very uncertain time for everyone, but it’s what’s most important is that we safeguard our visitors, staff and volunteers.

We are applying for funding for small projects throughout this lockdown period to enable the freelance artists we work with to continue and also to bring creative digital content to you, our audience.

We are keeping in touch with all staff and volunteers and trying our best to support each other in these difficult circumstances and we would love to hear from you too! Please keep checking our website, YouTube and social media channels for further information and do keep us up to date on how you’re all doing.

We hope to be able to bring some light to you during these strange times and help you feel connected. Let’s find space to create together, even if it is at a distance!

Thanks everyone, wishing you all the best.


Share your ideas and find collaborators. Take part in groups, classes and nights – or drop in for a drink and a doodle. Grab a mic and say what you’ve got to say, shout it, sing it, write it or paint it on the walls. Find your tribe, share your journey, learn from people who’ve been there before, and those who are still finding their way.

Whoever you are, however you create – this is a place for you.

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Stop for a coffee


Swing by the WAW cafe for a drink or a snack, in a chilled out and welcoming space. Creativity is everywhere here, from the artwork-filled walls to the materials we provide for anyone who’s inspired to doodle while they drink. Topped off with great coffee, cracking beers and great snacks, this is a cafe with heart and soul – where everyone is welcome.

In need of refuelling?
We are so proud to have our wraps and cakes supplied by local vegan lounge “Be The Change”
Your taste-buds are in for a treat!
Today’s menu has been chosen & freshly made for you, across the road at the kitchens of Be The Change Foods.

Hoi Sin Dukk Wrap £3–
contains soy, gluten & sesame
No, we’ve not misspelled it! As well as cucumber & spring onions, this floury tortilla wrap is packed with the beautiful sweetness, texture & tenderness of Hoi Sin duck, but amazingly, made instead with soy & wheat protein. Everyone’s a winner! This one is Hannah’s favourite!

Tofu-Egg Mayo Wrap £3–
contains soy & gluten
You won’t believe this is egg-free! The beautiful texture of organic tofu, the taste of black salt & the colour of turmeric help to make this classic wrap filling, but without cracking an egg! We’ve also got some spinach in there too, to hit those nutrition goals, as well as giving a cheeky crunch.

Chocolate Brownies contain soy £2-50
Perfectly-gooey brownies, guaranteed to leave you with a smile…and maybe a smudge of chocolate…on your face.
Ask for today’s flavours.

Cookies free from all common allergens £1-50
Perfect for when you just want a little something!

Be The Change Foods are proud to be working with Worcester Arts Workshop, providing beautiful & delicious plant-based food, which reflects the Workshop’s own commitment to community inclusion & social justice.



Worcester Arts Workshop has been a community arts hub for nearly 40 years. We now aim to work with vulnerable, marginalised and hard to reach individuals and communities, especially young people through a high quality, interdisciplinary, socially engaged artistic participatory programme which aims to result in positive change and enjoyable experiences in the local community.

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You’ll find Worcester Arts Workshop in the heart of the City, just a few steps away from Worcester Foregate Street Station, and within easy walking distance from numerous car parks. Whether you’re dropping in for a drink during the day, taking part in a class or event, or visiting one of our resident companies, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome into a vibrant, creative atmosphere.

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