The Lightbox may be closed from Fri 18 December, 5.00pm but our philosophy that art has the power to make you feel good still stands.

Whilst many are choosing to self-isolate following government advice, finding ways to boost wellbeing and feel good at home are imperative towards maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Whilst we are closed, we're remaining active online, highlighting the benefits that art can have on wellbeing.

We'll be sharing:

  • Step-by-step guides for fun family crafts using bits and pieces from around the house
  • Ways to stay creative for young people and adults
  • Stories from some of those we have helped in our Art and Wellbeing programme
  • Throwbacks to past exhibitions and more information on particular artworks from our collections
  • Updates from The Lightbox Director on the current situation and what it means for our gallery and museum
  • And more!

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As a result of closing to the public for a second time, The Lightbox – like so many other charities and small businesses – is in a difficult financial position.

Consequently, we have introduced the opportunity for new and current members to pay for their next three years of Lightbox Membership upfront. This will provide essential financial security for The Lightbox when we do reopen in due course. If you are in a position to help, it would be hugely appreciated.

Alternatively, you can make a one-off donation to The Lightbox, here.

The Lightbox is committed to improving the wellbeing and quality of life of its community and will continue to do so throughout these uncertain times.

Stay safe, stay well, and stay creative.


The Lightbox is kindly supported by the Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund and Arts Council England Emergency Fund.