About

The Hub at St Mary's

The Hub at St Mary’s is a new arts hub, gallery and coffee shop in the centre of Lichfield. Dedicated to providing Lichfield with a welcoming, inclusive, and thriving community venue in the centre of the City it offers a diverse programme of high quality Arts, Music and Theatre

We are a fully accessible venue dedicated to promoting activities for young people and families and committed to showcasing diverse work from people
from all backgrounds.

The Hub is also available for hire for both events and celebrations.

Opening Times

Coffee shop & Gallery
Tuesdays – Saturdays 9.30am – 3pm

Getting Here

The Hub is situated in the heart of Market Square above the library, only a 10 minute walk (approx.) from Lichfield City Train station and bus station.

The Hub at St Marys
Market Square, Lichfield, WS13 6LG

Access
You can access the Hub by the lift next to the Library entrance and our toilets are also wheelchair accessible. We want to support your experience at The Hub in any way we can. If you would like to speak to one of our team about access requirements, or if you’re a carer of an audience member, who’d like to attend an event please give us a call on 01543 256611 or email us at hello@thehubstmarys.co.uk

Board of Trustees

Nick Sedgwick (Chair), Colin Ablitt, Dave Crump, Simon James, Andrew Sims, Benjamin Birchall, Matt Garfield, Sarah Waldron

Staff

FOH & Coffee Shop Team – Chloe, Thea, Zoe, Emily, Sam, Abigail, Izzy & Charlie

Production Assistants  – Sophie-Kathleen, Deschanel & Sean

Café, Bar & Events Supervisor  – Melissa Heath

Creative Director – Anthony Evans

Executive Project Director – Louise Fleming

Press Assistant (v) – Jill Taylor

Volunteer Co-ordinator (v) – Julia Baden

The Guild of St Mary’s Centre Lichfield
Registered Charity No: 1017020  |  Vat No: 580551834  |  Company No: 2782699

The History

Archive photo of MArket place and St Mary's church now The Hub at St Mary's Lichfield

1870

The Church

The present building built in Derbyshire sandstone was completed in a Victorian Gothic style after two years construction in 1870. The architect for the building was James Fowler

1970

Save St Mary's

A decline in congregation at St Mary's led to the church no longer being viable. By the 1970s a committee was set up to save the historic building from abandonment and demolition.

Close up of stained glass at The Hub at St Mary's Lichfield
Closeup of bunting and gargoyle on St Mary's church which house The Hub at St Mary's Lichfield

1981

A Fresh Start

Renovation work was completed and the space was transformed into a multi-functional building that served the community at the heart of the city. Over the next two decades the space served the community in various ways.

2017

Development

Plans were developed to revitalise the space by housing the local library downstairs and renovate the second level to an arts space. Work began to redevelop the space to hold the town library on the ground floor and an events space, gallery and treasury on the first floor.

Redevelopment in progress, a builder in high vis jacket taking a wall down at The Hub at St Mary's Lichfield

2018

Re-opening

Renovation work was completed and the space was transformed into a multi-functional building that served the community at the heart of the city. We are dedicated to providing Lichfield with a welcoming , inclusive and thriving community venue in the centre of the City it offers a diverse programme of high quality Arts, Music and Theatre.

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