Focal Point Gallery is South Essex’s only dedicated contemporary art gallery, based in Southend-on-Sea and open to all. Offering an exciting programme of largely free workshops, talks, outdoor film screenings and offsite projects, it also presents three major exhibitions a year featuring both international and local artists. The gallery’s aim is to inspire curiosity through producing and presenting thought-provoking art made today. Find us just behind Southend High Street in the Forum building and see what you can discover.

01702 534108
Email address
Focal Point Gallery, The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1NB
Date and time
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Session information
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Relaxed Time: we operate a relaxed time every Thursday and Sunday between 11 and 12pm when the exhibition is open specifically for visitors with autism, Tourettes or anyone who may benefit from a relaxed attitude towards movement and noise making. Amendments to lighting and sound will also be made.

Is this free to all?
Cost description


LO provider type
Local Offer - General Provider
Offering services to;
Carers Older people Secondary Children (11-16 years) Young People (16-18 years) Adults
Local Offer attributes

Adapted toilet, changing facilities for children and young people, Wheelchair accessible.

Local Offer facilities
Accessible toilets SEND friendly venues
Local Offer details

Please follow the link to see more about our access and facilities including quiet times.


Local offer contact

Call 01702 534108 or email

Local Offer age band

All ages welcome. 

Provision type