The North Wall Arts Centre

Venue details

Based on the campus of St Edward’s School, The North Wall Arts Centre first opened to the public in 2007, and offers a fully flexible 200-seat theatre, a public art gallery and studios for dance and drama. The programme of events at The North Wall places emphasis on new and innovative work.

The North Wall exists to provide opportunities for artists, young people and the general public to make and experience art of the highest quality. We aim to promote the notion of art as a tool for living; timely, relevant and socially engaged. Our residential artist development programme, ArtsLab, offers a space for artists of different ages, experience and disciplines to come together, make connections and explore new ideas and aesthetics.

We have a focus on nurturing talent in young and emerging artists, and removing the barriers that prevent them from achieving meaningful careers in the arts. The North Wall Trust provides a platform for this work, managing a range of home-grown artistic outputs, including vocational training and outreach projects, productions, co-productions and a range of participatory and educational initiatives for children, young people and the wider community.