The Old Slaughterhouse


A hidden gem in the very heart of Stratford – The Old Slaughterhouse Arts and Heritage Studio is a place to visit, learn and explore. With seasonal exhibitions, events and a full workshop and activity programme.

The Grade ll listed slaughterhouse is steeped in local heritage – records dating back to the early 17th century reveal it as a site for rope-making, wine merchants and then butchers.

Visitor Info


The Old Slaughterhouse can be accessed of Sheep Street between Clinkard’s Shoe Shop and Wetherspoons or Bridge St via Red Lion Court. Unless privately booked there is no public parking but there is a mobility car park adjacent to the building.

We are a dog friendly venue.

Admission and booking information

Free entry

Workshops and events – prices are variable, please see website for details or contact for workshop and event booking enquiries.

Opening hours

Open to the public from Thursday-Saturday 1.30 pm – 4.30pm. Please note the Centre will be closed between 21st December 2018 and 2nd February 2019.


Conferences & meetings

The Old Slaughterhouse Arts and Heritage Studio can provide bespoke and stylish space to host meetings and events.

Able to accommodate a range of needs from intimate client focused one to one meetings in the café, through to sole use of this unique heritage building and its associated service yards.

A bespoke service – can arrange the best local produce, provide marquees, media bus, break out spaces and sun garden – full Wi-Fi and office equipment available.




Food & Drink

Onsite cafe serving vintage afternoon teas served with home-made scones, home-made chocolate brownies/cakes and home-made jam.


Special offers

10% off with promotional leaflets