Richmond has an exhilarating cultural life, which encompasses cinema, theatre, art and music for all ages. The Orange Tree Theatre is renowned for its bold mix of new and rediscovered plays, and for its commitment to young audiences, with productions such as Shakespeare for children. The Richmond Theatre is a long-established favourite, showing musicals, classic plays and family shows.

The local art scene includes the Stables Gallery and Orleans House in Twickenham, which hosts regular family events and activities, while the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington runs classes, courses and workshops for all age groups.

Richmond is also a hub of live music. Respected venues such as the Richmond and Twickenham Jazz Club attract top names, and the area’s glorious outdoor spaces are perfect for summertime events and festivals.