From its opening in 1972 to 1976, Chapter Arts was the meeting place of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE). In the 1980s and 1990s, it was used as a social meeting place by Lesbian Line.
Housed in the former Canton High School, Chapter Arts Centre opened in 1972. From the very beginning, it welcomed LGBT organisations, companies and artists, who have used its spaces for meetings, socialising and performance. From 1972 to 1976 it was home to the CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality), while in the 1990s it was used by Lesbian Line for meetups with some of those who had called their helpline. More recently it has hosted film screenings and other events during the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival.