What’s on at The Guildford Institute

Our termly programme includes a range of activities, such as courses, talks and events. We offer affordable room hire and we’re home to a vegetarian and vegan café and a historic Library and Archive.

Discover our Spring 2021 Brochure

Our new spring brochure is out! Browse and book our events through our digital brochure to the right, which includes links to each of our courses, making it easier for you to book. Alternatively, you can browse the spring term 2021 on our What’s On page.

Coronavirus Update

We are delighted to announce that we will be reopening our building on Wednesday 02 December. The Institute will be open Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5pm.

There will continue to be a number of measures in place to ensure your safety including a one-way system, hand sanitiser stations and visitors will be asked to wear a face covering.

We are working hard to continue bringing cultural opportunities to the community through our new spring programme of courses, workshops and talks.

V Café will be open Wednesday – Friday, 9.30am – 5pm. Please note, as Surrey will be in Tier 2 of restrictions from Wednesday 02 December, only individuals from the same household or support bubble will be able to visit V Café together. If possible, we encourage you to book a table ahead of your visit.

The Institute’s Library & Archive will be open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm. Room hire will also be available Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5pm.

In an effort to keep users safe, our Visits and Special Events will not take place for the foreseeable future.

We would like to thank you all for your support and understanding during this time. Our members, course attendees, volunteers and visitors to the building are, and always will be, at the heart of everything we do.

Upcoming Events

Autumn Term 2020


Online Courses

Letters Home at Christmas - GI 19 782 (Online)


Autumn Term 2020


Online Courses

Modern Christian Art - GI 19 760 (Online)


Autumn Term 2020


Online Courses

Creating Abstracts - GI 19 779 (Online)


About Us

Since 1834 The Guildford Institute has been working for and with the local community. Today our enthusiastic Board of Trustees and staff team work alongside a dedicated group of volunteers to ensure the Institute continues to make a difference.

The Guildford Institute Building


V Café provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients. 

V Cafe at The Guildford Institute

Room Hire

Competitive room hire available within our centrally-located Grade II listed building.

Room Hire at The Guildford Institute

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