The Riverside Arts Centre’s ( the Charity) objectives are to foster and promote the maintenance,improvement and development of artistic taste, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts among the residents of the Borough of Spelthorne. The main objective of the Charity is to continue to successfully operate and manage The Riverside Arts Centre Ltd.
The Riverside Arts Centre (RAC) provides a well equipped venue for the visual and performing arts as well as being a co-ordinating body for individuals and amateur and professional groups to promote such activities. Its main source of income is rental fees for the use of its facilities. RAC does not promote events.
It is run in its entirety by voluntary effort.
RAC is owned by Spelthorne Borough Council and is leased to The Riverside Arts Centre Ltd. The Studio - formerly the village branch of Barclays Bank - is owned by The Trustees. RAC was opened in April 1982 after 5 years’ toil converting a near derelict building into an enviable space. The Studio was purchased in 2003 and opened in November 2006.