John Street

4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA

John Street has been SVA’s home since 1996. This 7,000 sq ft town centre warehouse has been refurbished over the years and now provides an event and cafe space, a street facing gallery space and studio space to 26 artists.

The gallery, studios, event and cafe spaces are fully accessible.


How to find John St

John St is 3 minutes walk from Stroud Rail Station and also from the three town centre car parks at London Rd, Church St and Merrywalks.

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Contact us

You can contact us in a number of different ways:

By phone:  01453 751440

By email:

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By post:  SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HA

In Person:  Feel free to visit us in person at our Art Hubs, every Friday from 11am - 12 noon.

Office hours:  Tuesday - Friday, 9.30am - 2.30pm


Goods Shed

Station Yd, Stroud, GL5 3AP

A Brunel designed industrial heritage building which provides a unique space for performances, exhibitions and film screenings.


How to find Goods Shed

The Goods Shed is in Stroud Train Station car park on the town centre side.

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Travel to Stroud

Stroud is just 1.5hrs by direct train from London Paddington.
Birmingham (1hr 25mins), Bristol (1hr 20mins) & Cardiff (1hr 50mins) via Cheltenham (30 mins), Gloucester (17 mins) or Swindon (30 mins).

Bristol (45 mins), Cardiff (1 hr) Birmingham (1hr 20mins ), Oxford (1hr 15mins)

There are many local buses from nearby villages, towns and cities. Check here
The Stroud Bus Station is located at the bottom of town by Vue Cinema and can be accessed via a lift in the Merrywalks centre.


Meanwhile Shop Spaces

High Street & Merrywalks

SVA have used over 40 properties since 1997 as temporary spaces for exhibitions and events, working with local property owners and property agents.

Map and directions



We want to make sure you enjoy your time at SVA. If you have Access requirements please read HERE to help you plan your visit.   If you need further help or advice please call the office line on 01453 751440  (Weds–Fri, 9.30am–2.30pm) or email


John St
The nearest public parking is at Stroud Rail station (3 mins walk to John St ). For people with access requirements there is a designated disabled parking place outside John St

Goods Shed
The Goods Shed has a public car park next with designated disabled parking

Access and mobility

John Street
All spaces i.e. studios, gallery, event, café and toilets have level access and are wheelchair accessible. The building has an accessible lift.

Goods Shed
The Goods Shed does not have level access and is not wheelchair accessible due to five steps in the entrance area.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs may be taken into John Street and the Goods Shed.

Hearing facility

There is no induction loop in John Street or the Goods Shed.