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The Philip Astley Centre

What is the Philip Astley Centre?

A previously empty and derelict property has been repurposed and transformed by Philip Astley Projects CIC, working alongside Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the Newcastle Town Deal and Levelling Up Fund. The Philip Astley Project and creation of the Philip Astley Centre has breathed new life into the town centre with this new visitors centre.

This is the world’s first Philip Astley Centre – building on the life, heritage and legacy of Newcastle-under-Lyme born Philip Astley – the Military Hero, Original Ringmaster and Creator of the Modern Circus.

The Centre is a multi purpose visitor centre celebrating the life of Philip Astley and his legacy; from his Riding School, Astley’s Amphitheatre and Classic Circus, into contemporary performances, spilling out into shows, fairground, art, literature and culture.

The Philip Astley Centre hosts regularly changing exhibitions plus various workshops, classes, talks, lectures, film showings and close performance.

From Saturday 9 March 2024 you can visit the centre on the corner of: Merrial Street / Fogg Street, Newcastle Under Lyme ST5 2AE – we are open 10.30 am until 4.00 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

For further information, opening dates and times check Philip Astley Projects CIC Social Media.

Further information about Philip Astley click here

Information about workshops, events and schedules click here

News on other Philip Astley Projects CIC events and activities click here