Formerly Winchester Discovery Centre and set in an iconic, Grade II listed building on the city's Jewry Street, The Arc is a partnership between Hampshire Cultural Trust and Hampshire County Council. With upgraded facilities and revamped spaces, we have a joint vision and ambition to develop The Arc as a unique cultural destination. 

Together we…

  • Are passionate about culture and community
  • Offer unique, quality experiences to all
  • Are vibrant, dynamic and expressive
  • Champion teamwork, respect and curiosity

Opening our doors in February 2022, The Arc is the place to come together to experience arts, reading and community under one roof, in the heart of Winchester. From live music, comedy and family theatre shows, to high-quality art exhibitions and classes for all ages, The Arc is taking forward the venue's rich history as a live-performance venue and is also home to one of Hampshire's most popular libraries, Winchester Library.

The Arc's new digital lab features state-of-the-art iMacs and offers introductory and advanced digital classes for all ages. The updated café has a new menu offering  light meals and refreshments throughout the day, while products to accompany our programme of world-class exhibitions are available to browse and buy in The Arc's shop.

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