Old School Arts Centre fully open with new car park

The rebuilt front car park opened from the 28th December 2023. The front car park area was originally the playground for the Raglan School and at that time was in concrete. So it’s good to have the surface historically matching the Old School.

So far we’ve had a successful exhibition, a Creative Market, two weekends of movies and workshops in the Clay Shed.

The Raglan Old School Arts Centre office reopened on Monday 8 January, 2024 and is open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm. You can contact us on or phone 07 825 0023 and leave a message.

Concrete smooth and dry with parking lines marked

Raglan Community Arts Council thanks our Waikato District local councillors, ASAP Decorative, DC Drainage, other contractors and Waikato District Council Property and Project staff for making it happen and their work on the project. The RCAC committee especially thanks past committee member Sherry Coulson who worked with the WDC staff on planning the car park rebuild over the last two years. It will be great to have a smooth safe surface which isn’t always wet.

Old School Office staff worked hard to keep the Arts Centre open for users while normal access wasn’t possible. And a thank you to all users, music and movie patrons who kept using the building via the temporary access route.

Deb King, Market Coordinator did an amazing job of relocating the December Market to the Raglan Club. And the Clay Shed did a fantastic job of moving the Spirit of Christmas exhibition to Raglan Joinery in Wallis Street. Both these events were a big success at their temporary homes. Thank you to the Raglan Club and Andreas Broring for enabling the events to go ahead.

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