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The ACE Centre


Pendle Street, Nelson, Lancs, BB9 7NH

Tel: 01282 661234

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The ACE Centre

The ACE Centre in Nelson is an Arts, Culture and Enterprise venue which has many functions and hosts a whole range of activities. This bright, modern space offers a dynamic mix of community facilities, top-class catering and exciting arts, film, music and theatre programmes.

Facilities include a conferencing suite, meeting rooms, cinema, arts room, performance area, dance and drama studio, function suite, space to exhibit artwork and a bar and bistro with an outdoor courtyard.

The Courtyard Bistro comes complete with an elegant design along with friendly staff. Situated in the heart of Nelson, the Bistro serves not only a sumptuous menu, but a relaxed atmosphere to complete a truly unique dining experience.

Opening Times

ACE Centre (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 15:00


Thursday, 28th November 2019 - Thursday, 28th November 2019

National Theatre (Encore): Present LaughterCaptured live from The Old Vic in London, 'Present Laughter'is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
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Wednesday, 4th December 2019 - Wednesday, 4th December 2019

Thursday, 5th December 2019 - Thursday, 5th December 2019

Friday, 6th December 2019 - Friday, 6th December 2019

Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Saturday, 7th December 2019

All in Good TimeThis hilarious play, based on a radio play called 'Honeymoon Postponed', tells the story of newlyweds Arthur and Jenny who encounter problems in the bedroom of his parents house.
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Monday, 9th December 2019 - Monday, 9th December 2019

Edie │Cream Tea CinemaAfter her controlling husband dies, 83-year-old Edie embarks on a trip to fulfil her long-time dream of climbing a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. Believing it is never too late, she packs an old camping bag and leaves her life behind to embark on an adventure she never got to have - climbing…
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Thursday, 12th December 2019 - Thursday, 12th December 2019

Friday, 13th December 2019 - Friday, 13th December 2019

The Afternoon Variety ShowGlen South and Martin McCarthy present their Afternoon Variety Shows with a host of different talent every month. From singers and comedians, to magicians and musicians, these afternoons are now very popular and firm fixtures in The ACE Centre's calendar. Why not make a day of it and call into…
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Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Saturday, 14th December 2019

The Ace Centre Christmas CelebrationWalk into the ACE Centre's Winter Wonderland – and enjoy a whole host of festive activities and treats. This Christmas Celebration should definitely get you into the festive spirit with something for all ages. This free event – from 10am–3pm - will host a large Christmas Craft Market with stalls…
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Monday, 6th January 2020 - Monday, 6th January 2020

The Favourite │Cream Tea CinemaA frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper.
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Wednesday, 5th February 2020 - Wednesday, 5th February 2020

Thursday, 6th February 2020 - Thursday, 6th February 2020

Friday, 7th February 2020 - Friday, 7th February 2020

Saturday, 8th February 2020 - Saturday, 8th February 2020

The Revlon GirlEvery once in a while there is a tragedy that rocks the whole nation - the Aberfan Disaster was one such event. This play, written by Neil Anthony Docking, was written for the 50th Anniversary of the event. It portrays the grief, emotion and pathos of the women in their valiant attempts to bring…
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Monday, 10th February 2020 - Monday, 10th February 2020

Colette │Cream Tea CinemaAfter marrying successful Parisian writer, Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West), Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris.
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Saturday, 15th February 2020 - Saturday, 15th February 2020

Day At Night: A Musical Tribute to Doris DayAYStarring Lynda Radford and Brad Pepper with James Gutteridge and his band; the show features singers and a live band and pays tribute to the Hollywood legend, TV and recording artist, Doris Day. Enjoy twenty-four unforgettable hits, including 'Secret Love', 'Sentimental Journey', 'Teacher's Pet',…
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Thursday, 20th February 2020 - Thursday, 20th February 2020

Cartoon Circus LiveThe 80 minute Half Term family show features some of Britain's funniest clowns, traditional slapstick comedy, magic, illusions, the amazing girl in the spinning bottle, a huge giant dancing panda, high flying diabolos, cartoon characters, plate spinning, an acrobatic human slinky, puppets, prizes…
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Friday, 28th February 2020 - Friday, 28th February 2020

Evening of Lancashire Tales with Simon EntwistleBack by popular demand, Simon Entwistle returns for part two of yet more intriguing, spooky and exiting tales from Lancashire. Join us for a unique evening of Lancashire Stories accompanied by a delicious Hotpot supper.
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Saturday, 14th March 2020 - Saturday, 14th March 2020

Richard DiganceDespite the demand for his soundtrack and incidental music for TV and film, he's still doing what he knows and loves best, performing on stage. Nearly 3,000 songs, his 34th album 'Salisbury,' a BAFTA Nomination, the sacred Gold Award from The British Academy of Songwriters, millions of YouTube…
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Sunday, 29th March 2020 - Sunday, 29th March 2020

A Spoonful of JulieJoin Soprano Nicola Mills, singing the songs of the practically perfect Dame Julie Andrews in this memorable tribute 'A Spoonful of Julie', full of songs and medleys arranged by Stuart Barham (Sondheim and Lloyd Webber) from your favourite Julie things. Cleverly woven together and telling some…
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Friday, 3rd April 2020 - Friday, 3rd April 2020

An Evening of Mediumship with Gail BittnerGail is renowned for the amazing detail when bringing forward the description of loved ones who have passed away to that higher place and in bringing through their words of love and support for those left behind. Come along and share in An Evening of Mediumship and Gail will bring evidence that…
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Friday, 24th April 2020 - Friday, 24th April 2020

Death at Downturn Abbey - Murder Mystery DinnerAfter Dark Murder Mysteries Present: Death at Downturn Abbey Was it the villainous valet, the lethal lord, the horrible heir or the deceitful duchess? Someone has expired on the estate and the heir to the abbey is once again vacant, but with inheritance comes hostility. Can you fathom the mystery…
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Monday, 18th May 2020 - Monday, 18th May 2020

Greta │Cream Tea CinemaFrances (Chloe Grace Moretz) finds a handbag on the New York subway and promptly returns it to its rightful owner - Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher who loves tea and classical music.
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Monday, 6th July 2020 - Monday, 6th July 2020

Cream Tea Cinema: The Children ActExpect some outstanding performances from the cast in this touching tale which focuses on a controversial and sensitive subject. Why not enjoy a cream tea before the film? Join us the Courtyard Bistro from 2pm (includes unlimited team & coffee)
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018



Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings


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