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Gardner Arts Centre


The Gardner Arts Centre under construction in August 1968


The Gardner Arts Centre


The Attenborough Centre at the time of its official opening on 3 September 2015

Gardner Arts Centre (1996-2008)
Attenborough Centre for Performing Arts (2016-date)

University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton
operated 1996-2008, 2016-date

Designed by Sir Basil Spence and opened in 1969 as part of the University of Sussex but subsequently run as an independent arts facility. Grade II* listed.
1995 April 28 Full cinema facilities opened by Sir Richard Attenborough with a special showing of Oh! What a Lovely War. The screen is 22 ft wide; 350 seats.
2006 November Brighton & Hove City Council withdraws its 30,000 a year grant with effect from April 2007.
2007 end March Gardner Arts Centre closes.
2008 December University of Sussex announces that it will spend 3.8m-4.8m on refurbishing the centre, to be known as the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
2015 September 3 Attenborough Centre for Performing Arts (ACCA) officially opens.
2016 ACCA opens for regular use.

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