About

The Hub at St Mary's

The Hub at St Mary’s is a new arts and culture hub 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 program 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

Office

Monday to Thursday
9am – 4.30pm

Gallery

Monday to Saturday
9am – 4.30pm

Getting Here

The Hub at St Mary’s, Lichfield is situated in the heart of Market Square, only a 10 minute walk (approx.) from Lichfield City Train station and bus station.

The Hub at St Mary’s
Market Square, Lichfield, WS13 6LG

 

Board of Trustees

Nick Sedgwick (Chair), Louise Fleming (Vice Chair), David Leytham, Colin Ablitt, Dave Crump, Peter Griffiths, Simon James, Barbara Lewis, Andrew Sims, Tony Thompson, Benjamin Birchall, Matt Garfield

Staff

Front of House/Operations Manager – Thomas Hughes

Front of House Manager – Sarah Jane Clarke

Events and Marketing Officer – Katie Maughan

Creative Director – Anthony Evans

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

Rennovation 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 program of high quality Arts, Music and Theatre.

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