Located in the centre of Gillingham in North Dorset, The Slade Centre combines
business and the arts, offering a range of facilities from office suites and
meeting rooms to exhibition space, classes and workshops.


Floor to ceiling glass walls with integral blinds maintain a sense of light and space, while providing privacy when required   A book binding class class   From Sticks to Stone Exhibition 2012  

Combining modern facilities with the best features of the original building, the office suites provide a pleasant and convenient working environment offering all the benefits of a central location; an all-inclusive rate with flexible terms; and access to well-equipped meeting rooms and training space.

The Studio at The Slade Centre can accommodate up to 30 people, and is ideal for training events and seminars, or private parties and receptions. The more formal Board Room seats up to 10 people around a large table, making it well-suited to business meetings and presentations. Digital projectors are available, as is wifi access.

More details can be found on the Meeting Rooms and Offices page or by clicking below.



The Slade Centre offers a range of weekly classes and one-day workshops. Regular weekly classes include Painting and Drawing; Yoga; Pilates and more.

One-day and half-day workshops in a wide range of art and craft techniques offer the opportunity to try something new, or to take an existing skill or interest to a more advanced level.

All classes are taught by experienced and enthusiastic tutors. Further details can be found on the Classes and Workshops page or by clicking below.







The generous spaces, abundance of natural light and central location make The Slade Centre an ideal setting in which to enjoy some of the very best contemporary art. Featuring works from artists locally and further afield, exhibitions take place several times a year. The mixed group shows are always exciting and diverse, while solo shows allow an in-depth exploration of the featured artist's work.

Although the last few months have been relatively quiet at The Slade Centre, as Spring turns to Summer and sunshine once again fills The Studio, the colours of the latest exhibition really glow. Group 7 at The Slade Centre which opens on Saturday 21 May, has been described by Simon Barber of Evolver magazine as the must-see exhibition of Dorset Art Weeks this year.

The exhibition features works by a group of artists who first exhibited at The Slade Centre, to great acclaim, in 2014 and includes the work of Cranborne-based artist Ursula Leach. Leach’s  carborundum print, On the Horizon, appears  on the front cover of the Dorset Art Weeks brochure.

A private view of the exhibition with artists’ talk will take place on Friday 20 May from 6.30pm. To reserve a place please contact Anne Hitchcock by email info@sladecentre.com or telephone 07775431652.

Further details including dates and opening times can be found on the Exhibitions and Projects page.


For further information about any of the services or activities at The Slade Centre contact.....

Anne Hitchcock
The Slade Centre
The Square

Email: info@sladecentre.com
Telephone: 01747 821480
Mobile: 07775431652


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Group 7 at The Slade Centre opens on Saturday, 21 May and continues to Sunday 12 June

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The range of regular weekly classes includes Pilates, and Yoga

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Meeting Rooms are available to hire by the hour or day and offer a range of facilities, including PC projection equipment.

A new exhibition 'Colour Values' opens on 16 October

Click here for information on Meeting Rooms and Offices Click here for information on Art Classes and Workshops Click here for information on Exhibitions and Projects Click here for contact details and map The staircase at The Slade Centre, shot-blasted steel faced with Canadian red oak. Designed and made by Reg Budd and Rob Buckley. The Slade Building from The Square The Board Room Click for more information on Meeting Rooms and Offices Click here for more information on Art Classes and Workshops Click here for more information on Exhibitions and Projects