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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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 15:00


Wednesday, 5th 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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Friday, 14th February 2020 - Friday, 14th February 2020

Manford's Comedy ClubExpect a great evening of original stand-up comedy from some very funny people who just want to make you laugh out loud!
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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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Monday, 2nd March 2020 - Monday, 2nd March 2020

Bohemian Rhapsody │Cream Tea CinemaBohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers. Why not enjoy a cream tea before the film? Join us in the Courtyard…
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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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Wednesday, 18th March 2020 - Saturday, 21st March 2020

TeechersThis is a play within a play where the students perform an account of their time in secondary school, especially their time with the new drama teacher who ignites their passion for the stage with his idealism and belief that all children should be treated equally.
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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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Monday, 6th April 2020 - Monday, 6th April 2020

A Star is Born │Cream Tea CinemaBradley Cooper directs and co-stars in this outrageously watchable and colossally enjoyable new version of this touching drama of love and the pitfalls of fame. Why not enjoy a cream tea before the film? Join us in the Courtyard Bistro from 2pm (includes unlimited tea and coffee)!
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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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Wednesday, 13th May 2020 - Saturday, 16th May 2020

The Right ThingThe Garrick presents 'The Right Thing' The Right Thing was written by award-winning Pendle playwright John Turley and first premiered at the Muni Theatre in 2011, where it was very warmly received by local audiences. Set in Nelson at the end of the Second World War, the men are returning home to…
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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, 8th June 2020 - Monday, 8th June 2020

Phantom Thread │Cream Tea CinemaThis American period drama is set in the haute couture world of London in the 1950s. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis in his final role before his retirement from showbusiness, as a couturier who takes a young waitress, played by Vicky Krieps, as his muse. Why not enjoy a cream tea before the film?…
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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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Monday, 10th August 2020 - Monday, 10th August 2020

Late Night │Cream Tea CinemaEmma Thompson plays Katherine Newbury, who is a legendary late-night talk show host, whose world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer played by Kaling. Why not enjoy a cream team before the film? Join us in the Courtyard Bistro from 2pm (includes unlimited tea and…
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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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