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A Member Society of THE ARTS SOCIETY



About The Arts Society - Chester

(formally Chester Decorative and Fine Arts Society)

As a member society of The Arts Society, the Chester Society follows the aims of the National Association which are: 'the promotion and advancement of the aesthetic education, the cultivation, appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts and the giving of aid to the preservation of the artistic heritage of the UK and other countries for the benefit of the public.'

Meetings and Venue

The Arts Society - Chester  meets every 3rd Tuesday in the month at the Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester. Lectures are delivered twice and start promptly at 11am or at 2pm, with the doors opening at 10.15 am 1.15pm respectively. Tea and coffee is available before the lectures.


There is ample parking space at the Lecture Theatre. Please park with consideration for others and to allow access for emergency vehicles.

Disabled Access

Please note that there is good disabled access to the venue and a disabled toilet is on site.

Membership Fee

Membership is £48 per annum plus a joining fee of £10 for the first year.

To find out more about joining, please email

Guests and members of our waiting list are welcome to attend up to three lectures per season for which there is a charge of £7.00 per person per lecture. Please inform the Membership Secretary at least one week before the lecture.

Click here to view the Constitution of The Arts Society - Chester