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Howden Park Centre is West Lothian’s own Theatre and Arts Centre located centrally in Livingston. It is the perfect vibrant hub for meeting up with friends where you can catch a show, a bite to eat, visit an arts exhibition, or get involved in arts, dance or relaxation classes. The centre houses a wide variety of shows and performances throughout the year for all ages including their popular Christmas Panto, a hit with the whole family.

The centre is now operated by West Lothian Leisure and programmed by West Lothian Council Community Arts. 

Current Shows

Visit Howden Park Centre's website to download the latest Events Programme or search upcoming shows. Tickets can be booked at their Box Office or Online.

The Centre is home to local community arts and performance groups and is booked by touring productions to put on their national shows, from Plays, Musicals, Comics to Musician. It provides a base for the staff and members of Firefly Arts for children and young people aged 5 to 25yrs. 

Opening Hours

Check out the new opening hours of Howden Park Centre here


Set in beautiful parkland the centre was originally part of Howden House. The former stable block of the house was converted into an arts centre in 1972 with further renovation in 2009 and was awarded Building of the Year by Edinburgh Architectural Association. Howden Park also provides an excellent choice for a Wedding venue.

The centre has a 300 seat theatre at its heart offering impressive conference facilities. Multi-purpose spaces can be used for less formal seminars, breakout sessions etc and the centre also boasts a stunning meeting room with floor to ceiling glass walls overlooking the park. The venue also has spaces available for hire for community and social events. Read more here

  • Theatre - 300 seated auditorium 
  • Cafe Bar
  • Gallery
  • Art Studio
  • Pottery Studio 
  • Multi Function Rooms
  • Free parking - over 100 spaces


Check out the price for Howden Park Arts Centre here


Keep up to date with the latest news via Facebook or visit their website. 

Box Office

T: 01506 340700


Venue Hire

T: 01506 340710


Please note Howden Park Centre and its activities are not included in any Xcite memberships. 

Opening times

  • Venue
    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00
  • Box Office
    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 -

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