Cut Arts Centre and the Malt Project

The New Cut Arts Centre, 8 New Cut, IP19 8BY
Map no 17

A nineteenth century malting living a new life as a lively twenty-first century Arts Amenity Between 2000 and 2007 New Cut Maltings was re-purposed as an arts centre. A maltings had existed on this site since the early C19th although its present architectural appearance dates from the end of the Victorian era. The building retains many of its original maltings features. These include the original ‘steeps’, typical maltings windows, cast-iron pillars, low ceilings, original doors, original maltings tiles and the remains of the original fire-places. Information panels, film/slide shows and maltings artefacts (both original and specially created) are on permanent display in the MALT Exhibition Room on the 2nd Floor.

The Cut Cafe, Box Office and MALT Exhibition are open on both Heritage Open Days between 1000 and 1600 entry to the MALT Exhibition is free at all times. On Sunday there will be 4 guided tours of the building, highlighting preserved evidence of the original maltings, led by Simon Raven of the MALT Project. Tours start with a short illustrated talk in the theatre for which no booking necessary, followed by a guided walk including a visit to the MALT Exhibition – booking necessary.

There are no maximum numbers for the illustrated talk.

During the weekend the Cut offers a ‘craftivism’ workshop sponsored by Heritage Open Days on the theme of ‘Dare to Dream’. All are welcome to create something small and beautiful.

Craftivism Explained

At 1500 on Sunday the Cut Choir performs in the Cut auditorium and for this booking is essential.

Saturday 21st – Open all day 10.00 – 16.00
Craftivism workshops 1130 and 1430 Booking Essential: Cut Box Office

Sunday 22nd – Open all day 10.00 – 16.00
Tours 1000, 1130, 1430, 1600 Maximum 10. Booking Essential: Cut Box Office
Craftism workshops 1130 and 1430 Booking Essential: Cut Box Office
Cut Choir Concert 1500 Maximum number 200 Booking Essential: Cut Box Office

Access: The building is on 4 floors so there are lots of steps – however, there is a lift which can be used to reach almost everywhere.

Car Parking: Station Road Car Park. NB. Do not try to park in Station Road or New Cut because both are subject to severe parking restrictions (New Cut is also a one-way street).

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