About us

FOXLOWE – Leek’s Arts Centre

About us

Leek’s arts centre is housed in the historic building, Foxlowe, at the top of Leek’s market place.

Foxlowe Arts Centre opened its doors in December 2011 and has already gained a strong following from the local community and is attracting attention from further afield as well. Funded by individuals’ pledges, donations and trading proceeds and with the majority of the staff volunteering, this is truly a community arts centre for the people of Leek and the Staffordshire Moorlands.

With a popular café, bar, gallery, live performance space for music, drama, comedy, talks and a cinema, the Foxlowe Arts Centre has rapidly established a reputation as the go to place in Leek.


How to Find Us

Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
ST13 6AD

Foxlowe Arts Centre is centrally located in Leek, Staffordshire at the head of the Market Place, which has parking available during the week other than Market days on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Directions from Leek Bus Station

From Leek bus station walk down through the main exit / Smithfield centre to Haywood Street. Turn right and cross the road. Follow Haywood Street to the corner with Derby Street (you will see  the large ‘Monument’ war memorial and clock tower in front of you to your right) and turn left.
Follow Derby Street until the end where you will see the cobbled market place on your right hand side. Foxlowe arts centre is at the top of the market place.

Disabled Access

The Foxlowe is a Grade II listed building with disabled access to the ground floor only (this is something we are keen to resolve in the future with lift access to the first floor). Disabled users may park at the back of Foxlowe arts centre (follow parking signs for SMDC council offices and turn left into our car park) where there is a ramp or stepped access to the back door, which is open during the day.
The front door has three small steps – the first floor is accessible only by steps.


Foxlowe arts centre has limited parking at the back of the building for permit holders and disabled users only. Some workshops will include a parking permit spaces are available. To access the car park follow parking signs on Stockwell Street signed ‘P Short Stay, Council Offices’ and turn left after the first parking bays – this is the entrance to Foxlowe arts centre car park for permit holders, disabled users and others with permission e.g. workshop attendees.

For more information about the Foxlowe building please click here to read a summary on the British Listed Buildings website : http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-461657-foxlowe-leek