We’re delighted to announce that we will be opening our doors from Thursday 28 April, initially for three days a week plus evenings for events.
The Horton will be free to enter. An opening programme of events is also now on sale, with courses, workshops, and more performances to be announced soon.
Initially, we will be opening with limited hours three days a week, and in evenings for specific performances. The Café will be open during the daytime Thursday to Saturday and will operate as a bar during evening events. Activities will increase over the next few months, as a full programme of events is developed, leading up to a grand opening in the summer.
Please check the Visit page of our website for opening hours each week.
The programme of performances and events includes live music, dance, interactive shows for children and families alongside stand-up comedy and an inspiring selection of creative courses, exhibitions and talks.
The former Horton Chapel, an impressive grade II-listed building constructed at the turn of the twentieth century, has been saved and renovated as part of a £3m community-led project.
The result is a stunning, award-winning conversion, that highlights the building’s many heritage features and includes a permanent free exhibition about the fascinating history and compelling stories of Epsom’s vast hospital cluster.
The restoration of the building has been made possible with grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Viridor Credits, the Architectural Heritage Fund and others, plus support from Epsom & Ewell Borough Council.
Co-founder and project manager, Maria Reeves, said:
“The next phase in the life of this building is about to begin. Everyone who has worked on the project has been inspired by the history of the site and it is entirely fitting that The Horton will be a new home for creativity and culture that brings people together. The whole team is looking forward to welcoming visitors as we gradually build up to full opening in the summer.”