Hebden Bridge is renowned for its live music and many events and festivals throughout the year. Hebden's choice of arts venues include Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge Picturehouse independent cinema and the acclaimed Trades Club live music venue on Holme Street, an NME best British small venue finalist! The likes of Patti Smith, John Cooper Clarke and Julian Cope have performed here in recent times!
Right next door to the Trades Club is the popular Hebden Bridge Little Theatre showcasing a great mix of live music, classic drama and new plays or if art house, world and mainstream cinema is your preference, the Hebden Bridge Picture House Cinema which first opened its doors in 1921 is where to head. This multifunctional arts centre also hosts live music performances and events.
Home to an internally acclaimed arts festival annually which showcases best national and international artists, Hebden Bridge also offers an array of other year round festivals and events including spring duck races, a Piano Festival, Blues and Music Festivals and parades, a Big Green Weekend and a Vintage Weekend. Numerous festivals and events also take place all year round in periphery towns and villages including the Heptonstall Festival in neighbouring hilltop village Heptonstall and the Ted Hughes Festival centred around the poet's birthplace home Mytholmroyd.