Our Cultural Hubs are venues across East Durham that we collaborate with in creative projects. These Cultural Hubs each have their own unique creative voice and stage new art events, performances and exhibitions across East Durham. The dedication of our cultural hubs helps East Durham Creates reach even more people.


“East Durham Creates know how to add value to activities and know the value of creative activities- it’s not just a little bit of craft.”


The Cultural Hub programme has evolved since its launch during Phase 1 of East Durham Creates when we collaborated with five managers of five community centres to present high-quality theatre performances. In 2019 the programme was revamped in order to facilitate a wider range of art events in line with the interests of existing and potential audiences within the community.

During Phase 2 of our programme, our Cultural Hubs began to play a more fundamental part of venue programming in line with feedback from the community and a desire for Cultural Hubs to try a variety of creative activities. With support from East Durham Cretes, the Cultural Hubs programme has played an important role in arts and creative activities being considered in the planning of activities hosted by each hub.


“We work in partnership with East Durham Creates all the time and they know their community well. They are very hands-on in guiding their project planning.” 


Check out the Cultural Hubs near you via the links below:

Blackhall Community Centre 

Hesleden Rd, Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool TS27 4LG

Phone: 0191 586 7396

The Greenhills Centre

Wheatley Hill Community Centre, Stephen's Terrace, Wheatley Hill, Durham DH6 3JS

Phone: 01429 820214 

Shotton Community Hub

 Bridge Rd, Shotton Colliery, Durham DH6 2PQ

Email: shottoncommunityhub@gmail.com