About The Cause

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.

What’s on at The Cause? ->


Following the latest government advice The Cause is now closed until we are told it is safe to re-open.

We are setting up a Cause ‘Mutual Aid’ group for anyone who needs support or a friendly chat as we have a number of elderly and vulnerable people who we see every week. We will also try to support our groups and teachers/leaders, many of whom are self-employed, and together we can be even stronger in the future.

We will keep in touch through our website and Facebook and you are welcome to call us on

01249 446893 or email fred@thecausevenue.com and norma@thecausevenue.com

Stay safe and thanks

Fred & Norma

Music Café

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!

Kings at Music Cafe jan 2020
Next Music Caf´e occurs on Friday 28 February 2020

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.

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.

Get directions on Google Maps ->


Life Drawing

Classes run on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays. Click here for more info


Start Singing at The Cause

Three community choirs operate out of our venue and run weekly practice sessions. There a a choir suitable for everyone, even if you have never sung before.

Lingmara: World Music Choir – Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm

Gospel Rocks! Community Choir – Thursdays 7.30-9pm

Cause Chorus – Sunday 7-9pm

Click through the links for more information. There is an initial taster session available and discounts for those that attend more than one choir.

Contact Songleader Alex Walker for more information.