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Culture, Art and Music

Telford is a fabulous hub for creativity, culture, and world-class entertainment. Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery displays a sensational collection of fine art, from paintings through to sculptures and mixed media.

If theatre is more to your taste, then the Telford Theatre showcases a range of plays, comedy, dance performances, and more. Other highlights include the fantastic facilities on offer at the Southwater Library, where you can choose from over 25,000 titles and use their multimedia table to access historic documents and records.  

Cineworld in Telford, a large red star logo on the front of the building, smaller red and blue signs advertising 4DX and IMAX
A student in the library sitting in front of bookshelves and reading from a large hardback book
Statue head of Roger de Montgomery with a tapestry backdrop
Photo of a Red Hot Chilli Peppers performance at Telford Theatre: a drum set with RHCP decal stickers, the stage lit up with red lights

Top 4 culture, art, and music spots in and around Telford.

Located in the heart of Southwater One is Telford Cineworld. Showing the latest blockbuster films, this cinema has 2D, 4D and IMAX screens, as well as an in-house Baskin Robbins and Starbucks – perfect for grabbing a drink or snack before your movie.  

Adjacent to Cineworld is the modern and spacious Southwater Library, a relaxing and peaceful place to read and study.

With over 25,000 books suitable for a wide range of genres and interests, plus a digital table which has thousands of historical images and newspaper cuttings, it’s ideal for finding out more about the history of the local area. 

There is also an in-house Costa at the Library where you can grab some alone time in a cosy corner or catch up with friends over a hot drink.  

Just three minutes by train from Telford is Telford Theatre in Oakengates. This modern playhouse regularly showcases popular music, comedy, plays and ballets, with a pantomime at Christmas. Ticket concessions are extended to full-time students, so we recommend checking this one out!  

Just a short train or bus ride away is the historic town of Shrewsbury – the perfect place to immerse yourself in local history, art and culture. We recommend stopping by the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery located in the historic town square. 

With regular exhibitions, artworks, events and even guided-walking tours, there is something for everyone. Entrance is free to all, so there’s no excuse not to check it out!