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The Lightbox

The Lightbox is an award-winning art gallery, museum and charity set in a stunning building designed by the famous Marks Barfield Architects, the designers of the London Eye.

The gallery´s ethos is founded on making art and learning accessible and providing a stimulating, welcoming and inclusive environment for education, exploration, discovery, creativity and enjoyment. Through workshops, exhibitions, events and performances, children, families, teenagers, retired people and people with learning difficulties from our culturally diverse communities are able to come together to celebrate their heritage and culture, learn something new and share their achievements.

What we do

Exhibitions

Our four stunning galleries host a huge range of exhibitions, changing regularly. Find out what's on in all our galleries now, what's coming up next by clicking here.

The Lightbox houses and regularly exhibits The Ingram Collection one of the largest and most significant publicly accessibly collections of modern British art in the UK.

The Lightbox Heritage Collection is comprised of thousands of fascinating historical objects, many of which have local significance to Woking. This collection was used to create our permanent museum Woking's Story and our three regularly changing displays.

Learning and Engagement

Art and Wellbeing Programme

The Art and Wellbeing programme provides opportunities for those that would otherwise not be able to access and enjoy arts and heritage services to take part in creative and therapeutic workshops.  Click here to learn more.

Schools and Learning

The Lightbox has been running award-winning learning and engagement programmes since 1997. We work with artists, schools and community groups to provide inspiring creative activities for all ages and abilities. We welcome bookings from schools and groups to visit any of the changing exhibitions in one of our three galleries, or to visit Woking’s Story, our interactive museum that houses a permanent collection of Woking’s social history.

The award-winning building also has an interactive display on the environment and a purpose built Education Studio, where visiting groups can take part in hands-on creative workshops.  Click here to learn more.

Venue Hire and Meetings

The Lightbox  offers beautiful and unique spaces which provide a quality setting for any occasion. Designed by the architects of The London Eye, Marks Barfield Associates, our purpose-built corporate hospitality space is the Ambassador Room, which boasts fabulous art from The Ingram Collection as well as stunning views overlooking the Basingstoke canal. It provides a high quality and flexible space, which can be easily adapted for a range of events. Click HERE for more information about our venues. Our award-winning gallery spaces will be open which can be hired as a bespoke or whole building package.

• The Lightbox meeting rooms are within walking distance of Woking Town Centre, with excellent access from Woking train station and major roads.

• Delegate rates are available for our spaces and include all your catering needs. Click here for our Venue Hire Brochure.

 Please email mary.hely@thelightbox.org.uk to discuss your next event in our award winning venue or to arrange a visit to take a look yourself. 

What's on

Talks and Tours

The Lightbox hosts a series of lunchtime and evening talks, both in-person and digitally, on a wide range of subjects, lasting approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions.

You can also join a member of The Lightbox curatorial team for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of one of our exhibitions.

Advance booking is required. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any events if the minimum ticket sales are not met.

Click here to see whats coming up.

Workshops

The Lightbox offers a wide range of workshops for adults, families, children, and young people, both in-person and digitally.

Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum ticket sales are not met.

Click here to see whats coming up.

Events

Our diverse cultural programme of events means that there is something for everyone to enjoy, both in-person and digitally.

Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any event if the minimum ticket sales are not met.

Click here to see whats coming up.

Shop

Explore our selection of gifts, books, locally-sourced artist pieces and exclusive products.

Cafe

Based in the heart of Woking, beside the Basingstoke Canal, the family-friendly Stretched & Fired at The Lightbox offers a unique space for relaxing, dining, and socialising with friends and family. Serving tasty traditional stone-baked pizzas and tempting cakes and sweet treats.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.30pm; Sunday 10.00am to 3.30pm (closed on Mondays)

*Stretched & Fired at The Lightbox will be open during our Lightbox Lates evenings*

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Offers

SPECIAL OFFER: To mark The Lightbox’s 15th birthday enjoy 15% off all venue hire and catering until 30 September 2022.

SPECIAL OFFER: To mark The Lightbox’s 15th birthday enjoy 15% off all venue hire and catering until 30 September 2022.

Expires: 30 Sep 2022

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Designed by the architects of The London Eye, Marks Barfield Associates, our purpose-built corporate hospitality space is the Ambassador Room, which boasts fabulous art from The Ingram Collection as well as stunning views overlooking the Basingstoke canal. It provides a high quality and flexible space, which can be easily adapted for a range of events. Our award-winning gallery spaces will be open which can be hired as a bespoke or whole building package. We work with our in house caterer, Stretched and Fired to offer a range of tasty menus to fit all budgets.

The Lightbox gallery and museum is situated in the centre of Woking, the closest car park is Brewery Road. For full directions visit thelightbox.org.uk.

For more information contact Mary Hely Events Manager mary.hely@thelightbox.org.uk

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