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 50 people, and is ideal for training events and seminars, or private parties and receptions. The more formal Board Room seats up to 12 people around a large table, making it well-suited to business meetings and presentations. Smaller meeting rooms are also available.



The Slade Centre offers a range of weekly classes and one-day workshops. Regular weekly classes include Painting and Drawing; Tai Chi; 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 in the area. 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.

Spring brings a full and varied exhibition programme to The Slade Centre. The season opens at the end of February with a showcase exhibition of painting, sculpture and more by members of WeSCA otherwise known as Wessex Contemporary Arts. This is followed at the end of March by a short exhibition which features work by four ‘A’ Level students from Gillingham School, and David Marl returns with new work after Easter.

Further details of the exhibitions with 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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Office Suites are currently available. Ideal for start-up businesses, freelancers and consultants, or anyone needing a quiet place to work with room to grow.

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New additions to the range of regular weekly classes now include Pilates, and from mid- February, The Foo Foo Fun Club

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'WeSCA @ The Slade Centre' opens on Friday, 27th February and continues until Sunday, 15th March

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