About the Centre

The Gateway, Shrewsbury is a purpose built centre for education and the arts. It was the magnificent gift of the Roy Fletcher Trust, opened by the Princess Royal in October 1984. It provides a warm, friendly atmosphere, which is enjoyed by many.

In addition to County Training Community Learning courses, the Gateway provides a base for the Manchester Metropolitan University, SADAA (who run the gallery), and the Open University. It also hosts other activities, including lunchtime concerts and evening lectures. You can become a ‘Friend of Gateway Arts’ through SADAA.

There is a coffee shop on the ground floor with a riverside terrace. A nosmoking policy operates throughout the Centre.

There are other courses at various centres throughout Shropshire. Tutors at these centres will advise you on the facilities available. They will also give you specific Health and Safety information, so that you know how to leave the building in an emergency, and where to get help in the case of an accident.