The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre is great place to relax, enjoy a coffee in the cafe, visit the shop, view some great art, look around the Museum, watch live music, theatre shows and cinema screenings or try out a new activity / workshop. There is something on offer for all the family!

The Spring is the main hub for arts and cultural activities in Havant Borough. Our ambition is to be a venue that makes the community proud. We exist for the benefit of our community and the team see themselves in a curatorial role, looking after The Spring for the benefit of local people. We hope to build on The Spring’s success to make it a vibrant and resilient organisation for the future.
How do we do it?
To achieve our aims we have created six strands of work:
1. Live events and film screenings
2. Heritage exhibitions, collections, care and activities
3. Participatory workshops, events and experiences
4. “Beyond the Walls” outreach programme
5. Visual art exhibitions
6. Partnering and Offering Cultural Advice

Why do we do it?
We really believe in what we do! We think that everyone should be able to access creative activities and learn about their heritage locally and that these experiences enrich our lives and make us happier. It’s as simple as that!

At some point everyone has experienced an amazing cultural experience. Perhaps it was when you were given a hand painted picture by a loved one, felt a tingle up your spine when you heard a piece of music, were stopped in your tracks by an acrobat at the circus or when your favourite book took your breath away.
It might have been when a film made you cry or when you laughed at a comedian’s joke until your sides hurt, when you danced the night away, when you learnt an amazing historical fact or when you nearly burst with pride at performing in front of your friends and family.

We think that these experiences make life better and that’s what we do – present as many and as varied opportunities as possible for people in our area to experience more great moments through creative activities and events.

We are delighted to be an inclusive venue and we welcome everyone into our building. Some areas of our building are less accessible than others for wheelchair users but we will always do our best to help and to make your visit enjoyable.

There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces available in the theatre. Please let the Box Office know if you require an accessible seat or wheelchair space when booking, and remember tickets are free for essential companions.

An Induction Loop is installed in the theatre to assist those with a hearing impairment. Guide dogs are welcome.

An adapted toilet with baby changing facilities is available.

You can book online, in person at the Box Office or by phone. Please note that there is a £1 administration fee for all credit or debit card purchases. We are happy to post tickets to your address for a charge of 70p.

We are happy to offer concessions to the following groups: under 18s, students, over 65s or retired, people in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based), Income Support, Employment Support Allowance (Support Component) or Personal Independence Payment. Discounts must be requested at the time of booking and may not be applied to tickets already purchased. Please Note: concessions are only available where stated. Essential companions are entitled to free tickets.

Opening Hours















Arts Centre & Museum Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm or later when there is an evening performance Saturday 10am - 4pm Café Monday - Saturday 10am - 3pm Hot food served until 2.30pm The Spring is usually closed on bank holidays except for specific performances.

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