The Cause is a multi-purpose Music and Arts venue in Chippenham, Wiltshire. We host a variety of weekly activities including dance, yoga, choirs, band rehearsals, meetings, functions and workshops. The venue is privately funded and its aim is to support Music, Art and community activities, at the same time sustaining and conserving the historic buildings for the enjoyment of future generations.
The Cause has a range of facilities, including a kitchen and fully licensed bar (available at concerts and some events) and is wheelchair accessible with a toilet for disabled.
On the last Friday of each month, we run a Music Café in the hall. Entry is just £3 and always features a variety of diverse musical acts, alongside a full bar. Just turn up!
How to get here
There are a limited amount of car parking spots outside the venue on The Causeway. These are council-owned and are free for 1-hour between 9am and 6pm.
Similarly, Wood Lane car park does not charge after 6pm and is a short walk through an alley across the road.
Chippenham is well-served by the M4 and the Great Western Railway.
Featured singing workshops
Singing is not only great for your confidence, your breathing and your social life – it also makes you feel good! We host choirs weekly on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays to suit all singing abilities and interests.
The Gospel Rocks! choir on a Thursday evening suits absolute beginners and experienced singers alike. From 7.30-9pm, we sing recognisable hits and historical gospel favourites.
The Tuesday night choir, Lingmara, is a performing choir that has been meeting for 8 years. With a strong repertoire, this choir allows experienced singers to gain performance practice. Lingmara performs at local concerts and abroad as part of exchange programs.
Alex Moran leads Sunday night rehearsals for The Cause Chorus, a World Music Choir sing and use world instruments to access fantastic historical music pieces in multiple languages.
£6 per session – just turn up!
Rag & Bone Arts
Come and join a lovely bunch of local budding thespians, who like to mess about, play games, take part in drama exercises and generally have fun together!
If you have always wanted to try some drama, but are not sure that you want to commit, just pop in and do the bits that you want to, or just watch for a session. We’d love you to join us – and can guarantee that you’ll meet some brilliant and supportive people along the way.
Rag & Bone offer adult drama workshops on Wednesday nights. More information about drama classes for other age groups are on website: www.ragandbonearts.com