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artsdepot


Artsdepot is a multi-award winning cultural hub voted Best Age Friendly Welcome at the 2018 Fantastic For Families Awards, Best Family Venue 2017 at the Family Arts Festival Awards, and Best Independent Cultural Venue at the Dot London Awards 2016. Our venue incorporates a 395 seat theatre, 148 seat studio theatre, Creation Space (research lab), gallery, drama, dance and art studios, free children’s playspace, café and bar.

2016/17 was our busiest year yet, we presented 527 events and welcomed 154,000 visits. We supported 22 artist residencies and provided 244 subsidised theatre tickets and free lunches for socially isolated people aged 75+. As well as presenting an impactful and broad creative programme, encouraging artistic innovation and supporting artist development, we also engaged with people of all ages through our extensive participation programme. 11,477 children and young people took part in creative learning and performance opportunities delivered by artsdepot and its partners over the year, 130 schools benefitted from group booking discounts. Over the year we received £300k of public funding from Arts Council England representing 15% of income, we also paid £303k to the government in taxes.

We are host to undergraduate performing arts college London Studio Centre, who have a suite of studios and facilities both on and adjacent to our site.

Find us at...

  • artsdepot
  • 5 Nether St
  • Tally Ho Corner
  • London
  • Greater London
  • N12 0GA

Our family-friendly offer

We want the whole family to enjoy their trip to artsdepot and have prepared the following information to help you plan your visit.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilities are available in unisex toilets on levels 2, 3 and 4.
  • Our building has step-free access throughout, making it fully accessible for buggies.
  • During performances we have a buggy park outside the auditorium. This is monitored by a steward but it's best to take any valuables in with you.

Food & Drink

  • Our cafe offers a range of tasty and nutritious food including Ella's Kitchen organic baby meals for little ones. During family shows children's lunchboxes are available for £4.
  • High chairs are available in the cafe.
  • We are happy to heat up baby milk during cafe opening hours.

Performances

  • Age guidelines are listed for all shows, where applicable.
  • We try to provide as much information as possible about the content of shows. If you have any queries, please contact the Box Office.
  • For most family performances, children under 18 months are considered 'babes in arms'. They don't need a ticket and are not allocated as seat as they can sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. They may be asked to leave if they become distressed and cause disruption to performers or other audience members. You are welcome to re-enter the auditorium once they have settled.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a grown-up.

If you have any questions while you're here please don't hesitate to contact a member of staff; we're happy to help.

Soft Play

The soft play area is now situated in a new space on Level 2, around the corner from the cafe. Created especially for our littlest visitors, this dedicated space features:

  • New, improved soft play
  • Book corner
  • A chalkboard wall
  • Space for grown-ups to relax

Accessibility

We are committed to making sure everyone can enjoy our facilities. If you'd like to discuss any access requirements before you visit, please call our Box Office team on 020 8369 5454. And if you need any assistance while you're here, just ask a member of staff, we're happy to help.


Our Events

  • artsdepot Performance Company: NT Connections
    North Finchley

    artsdepot Performance Company: NT Connections

    25-Apr-2019 17:00 PM-20:00 PM
    Arts Depot

    During the Spring term our performance company will perform a brand new musical as part of our National Theatre Connections Festival.NT Connections is a collaboration with The National Theatre, who co...

    13 - 16 years
  • Muckers
    North Finchley

    Muckers

    28-Apr-2019 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    MuckersPlural noun1. persons who deal with (and/or delight in) dirt2. old friends or soulmates3. rough or coarse persons (dated use)

    5 - 8 years
  • Muckers
    North Finchley

    Muckers

    28-Apr-2019 14:00 PM-15:00 PM

    MuckersPlural noun1. persons who deal with (and/or delight in) dirt2. old friends or soulmates3. rough or coarse persons (dated use)

    5 - 8 years
  • Plink and Boo
    North Finchley

    Plink and Boo

    05-May-2019 11:00 AM-11:45 AM

    Some might be Plink, and others are BooWhy does it matter, what’s the to-do?Jumbled up people and boxes too smallCome play in our den and discover it all…

    2 - 5 years
  • Better Together
    North Finchley

    Better Together

    12-May-2019 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Join the three delightful Clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair. Tropizo, Doa & Squiggle are on a journey to become best friends. But how do you make real friends in a ...

    4 - 7 years
  • Better Together
    North Finchley

    Better Together

    12-May-2019 14:00 PM-15:00 PM

    Join the three delightful Clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair. Tropizo, Doa & Squiggle are on a journey to become best friends. But how do you make real friends in a ...

    4 - 7 years
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea
    North Finchley

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea

    18-May-2019 13:30 PM-14:30 PM

    A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr

    3 - 8 years
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea
    North Finchley

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea

    18-May-2019 14:00 PM-15:00 PM

    A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr

    3 - 8 years
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea
    North Finchley

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea

    18-May-2019 15:30 PM-16:30 PM

    A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr

    3 - 8 years
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea
    North Finchley

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea

    19-May-2019 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr

    3 - 8 years
  • Stick By Me
    North Finchley

    Stick By Me

    26-May-2019 11:00 AM-11:45 AM

    Stick by Me is "a joyful and funny show" (The Guardian) about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things.

    3 - 6 years
  • Stick By Me
    North Finchley

    Stick By Me

    26-May-2019 14:00 PM-14:45 PM

    Stick by Me is "a joyful and funny show" (The Guardian) about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things.

    3 - 6 years
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
    North Finchley

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    30-May-2019 14:00 PM-15:00 PM

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide.

    2 - 12 years
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
    North Finchley

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    30-May-2019 14:00 PM-15:00 PM

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide.

    2 - 12 years
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
    North Finchley

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    30-May-2019 16:30 PM-17:30 PM

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide.

    2 - 12 years
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
    North Finchley

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    31-May-2019 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide.

    2 - 12 years
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
    North Finchley

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    01-Jun-2019 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide.

    2 - 12 years
  • Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine
    North Finchley

    Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine

    16-Jun-2019 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Yoshi and Hani are as different as chalk is to cheese:One big, one smallOne noisy, one quietSide by side they play by the blue sea, run through the green fields and dance in the yellow sunshine.But on...

    3 - 8 years
  • Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine
    North Finchley

    Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine

    16-Jun-2019 14:00 PM-15:00 PM

    Yoshi and Hani are as different as chalk is to cheese:One big, one smallOne noisy, one quietSide by side they play by the blue sea, run through the green fields and dance in the yellow sunshine.But on...

    3 - 8 years

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