The aim of Pocklington Arts Centre is to offer a broad-based programme of visual and performing arts to the rural area. One of the main themes of Pocklington Arts Centre is “accessible arts”. Live-events programmes are developed three times per annum and film programmes are put together on a six weekly basis.
In both cases an attempt is made to balance popular acts with more culturally diverse events. Live-events consist of a mixture of drama (with both local groups and professional companies being promoted), music (classical, jazz, folk and popular), poetry, comedy, dance and children’s theatre.
The studio facility allows a range of exhibitions and workshops and there have been a number of successful exhibitions by professional and amateur artists including local schools and community groups.