From life drawing classes to experiential theatre and a jazz lounge, historic Bruce Castle and Markfield Beam Engine and Museum there is something for everyone here. Below is a taste of what Tottenham’s art and culture scene has to offer.

Bernie Grant Arts Centre

The Bernie Grant Arts Centre (BGAC) is a £15 million purpose-built multi-arts centre, which includes a 274-seat auditorium, studio/rehearsal space, café/bar, enterprise centre and open spaces. It is located next to the Town Hall in Tottenham.

The BGAC has a full programme of events and activities from plays, cinema and dance classes to a weekly jazz lounge. Full event listings can be found on the Bernie Grant Arts Centre’s website (external link).

Bruce Castle Museum

Bruce Castle is a 16th century manor house in Tottenham taking its name from Robert the Bruce.  In 1892 the grounds were opened as the first public park and the building became Tottenham’s first public museum in 1906.  

Bruce Castle is now a Grade 1 listed building and houses the London Borough of Haringey’s archive and local history museum.

Find out more about Bruce Castle Museum (external link).

Markfield Beam Engine and Museum

The Markfield Beam Engine and Museum is located in Markfield Park. The beam engine was built by Wood Brothers, of Sowerby Bridge,Yorkshire, between 1886 and 1888. 

The Beam Engine House has been fully renovated and restored and both the Beam Engine and Engine House are Grade II listed.  If you would like to visit this remarkable and historic engine full details can be found on the Markfield Beam Engine and Museum website (external link). 

Tottenham Art Classes

Tottenham Art Classes run art classes in Tottenham. These classes are for all abilities and offer an opportunity for  like-minded individuals to come together and engage in something creative close to home.

For more information visit Tottenham Art Classes website (external link).

Tottenham Chances

Tottenham Chances are a community organisation specialising in the arts, music, theatre and community projects. The venue produces the very best talent in London and is a platform for potential artists.

Tottenham Chances is home to an eclectic mix of performances and events from punk and ska nights to weekly yoga classes. For more information visit Tottenham Chances website (external link).


STYX is a space for stories for Tottenham. Founded by Felix and Josh, two theatre-makers (aka RIFT), STYX curates performance, music, workshops and theatre for N17.

For more information visit the STYX website (external link)


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