The Grand is the Ribble Valley’s showcase venue for the performing arts.
We are a creative hub committed to inspiring young people and presenting a wide diversity of events for our community.
Our dedicated staff team believes in creating a positive environment where our artists and audiences can experience excellence, and the cultural, social, spiritual, educational and emotional needs of our community can be satisfied.
We create a welcoming atmosphere to all who come through our doors, be it artists, participants, community groups, audiences, schools and stakeholders.
We work with a diverse range of people and provide a hub for interaction in our community. We embrace our vision which is to bring a holistic engagement of the arts to all, encourage participation and celebrate cultural diversity.
The Grand is one of the most incredible live performance spaces in the north of England. The alchemy between artist and audience is heightened by the intimacy of the room and the clarity of the acoustics. Artists love performing here.
We set high standards in production, always ensuring that artists and participants have the best possible stage to express their talent.
A former Victorian cinema, The Grand is a Grade II listed building and was transformed into a groundbreaking performing arts venue in 2008. We have welcomed legendary artists from all over the world to perform here.
The Grand’s programme is devised to develop regional audiences for live music, theatre, spoken word, comedy, film and inspiring youth arts events. We also proudly work with local schools and deliver a number of projects for the benefit of young people.
The Grand was formed as a centre of excellence made possible by the philanthropy and faith of its founders. The core of the organisation is strengthened by a strong ethos and values based upon Christian principles, bringing about a positive influence on teamwork, creativity and innovation.
It is important to us that all of our staff and visitors feel valued, comfortable and inspired by their experience.
Care has been taken to create an accessible, inclusive and friendly atmosphere. This is evident by the professional and engaging manner of our committed members of staff, who are passionate about what we do and are willing to go the extra mile.