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Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village New Admission Fee For Under 25s

Published on: 17 May, 2019
Updated on: 16 May, 2019

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village at Compton has announced the introduction of a new initiative aimed at the under 25s.

Visitors under 25 years of age can now access the venue for half the price of a standard admission ticket, opening up the historic galleries, artists’ studios, acclaimed exhibition programme, creative events, and more, to an audience that will be crucial to the gallery’s future and to extending the charity’s vision of art for all.

Watts’ Gallery Artists’ Village.

The drive reflects an ambition by Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village to enable more young people to see, learn from, and be inspired by art and culture at an affordable price. The gallery’s founders, G F and Mary Watts, believed firmly in the idea of art for all, and Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is committed to ensuring this belief lives on today.

Alistair Burtenshaw, director of the Watts Gallery Trust said: “Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village understands the importance of improving access to the arts for young people, and is taking action to offer affordable educational experiences to under 25s and those in higher education.

“It is vital that the cultural sector offers affordable experiences for young people as a means of keeping these uniquely valuable spaces open to all. G F and Mary Watts knew the importance of art as a means for positive social change, and I like to think they would approve of our efforts to continue to make Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village as accessible as possible to new generations of museum goers.”

The new Under 25s admission fee complements existing Watts Academy and Art Forum programmes – plus a half-price student admission offer and half-price bank holiday admission for all – and accompanies an expansion of the gallery’s Under 16s go free offer to include children under 18. This means that every adult admission ticket also grants admission to up to six under 18-year-olds at no additional cost.

Admission for under 25s and students is £5.75 (£6.35 with a Gift Aid donation).

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