South Square Gallery and Centre

Image of South Square viewed from Thornton Road
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South Square is a visual arts resource centre based within a Grade II listed building in Thornton, Bradford, West Yorkshire. It is home to South Square Gallery, a grassroots exhibition space that showcases an exciting programme of contemporary art and related events. The square also incorporates a community space, artists' studios, fine art framer, cafe and exhibition spaces for local artists.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

February - December
Tues - Sun, 12:00 - 15:00
And by appointment.

Closed: Mondays, Bank Holidays and all of January.

Admission charges

Free admission, donations welcome.

Additional info

The centre includes a welcoming vegetarian and vegan cafe, open the same times as the gallery.

Wheelchair access to downstairs areas and stairlift to upper floor.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
South Square Gallery

In 50 years…

  • 3 — 25 February 2018 *on now

South Square Centre in Thornton is currently in the process of a Community Asset Transfer of the building. This is an exciting moment for the centre that will shape its future, putting it in the hands of the community for the next 50 years.

To celebrate this milestone, we are working with artist and University of Bradford’s Producer Music and Visual Arts, Andy Abbott, to produce a short video for the South Square Centre website and Facebook page. The video will be made using 360/VR technology and will reflect the communities’ ideas, hopes and desires for what South Square, Thornton and Bradford could be like over the next 50 years.

Opening Night, Friday 02 February 7-9pm;

Suitable for

  • Any age


free admission


South Square Gallery and Centre
South Square
West Yorkshire
BD13 3LD





01274 834 747

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