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The Bernie Grant Arts Centre is a state of the art, purpose built arts complex in the heart of Tottenham Green, North London, a place that is fast evolving into one of the most dynamic and creative places in the capital. Opened in 2007, the centre was the vision of the late Bernie Grant MP who wanted to create a flagship performing arts centre which would become a home for culturally diverse artists, audiences and entrepreneurs in the cultural industries.
Designed by Sir David Adjaye, the complex features: a 274-seat, flexible theatre space; 3 rehearsal spaces, a lounge cinema, café & bars; 20 creative workspaces, around a large open square.
The Centre hosts a busy calendar of theatre, dance, live music, comedy, cinema, and exhibitions in collaboration with local artists, as well as some of London’s biggest names, including LIFT Festival, Royal Court Theatre, Tate Modern, Dance Umbrella, and Film Africa. We also work with a range of artists and visiting companies to deliver creative learning programmes at the Centre, in the local community and in Haringey schools.
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham, London, England N15 4SE, United Kingdom
Bernie Grant firmly believed that the arts have the power to transform lives, combat inequality, and help us build a fairer and more equal society. Our founding mission was to reduce the bias in the arts world that has contributed to significant under-representation of black and minority ethnic heritage, those growing up in disadvantaged circumstances, and those without the connections to encourage, support and build career success.
The Bernie Grant Arts Centre is a unique venue in Tottenham, North London, inspired by the vision of the late Bernie Grant MP. Designed by Sir David Adjaye, our purpose-built complex opened in 2007, comprising a 274-seat theatre, multi-purpose studio spaces, boutique cinema, a clustering of 20 enterprise units, and an award-winning Café & Bar.
Ten years on, our commitment remains steadfast, although the world we operate in is significantly different. We’ve grown to be part of the fabric of Tottenham, itself experiencing rapid change and growth. Our reputation continues to grow as a venue that supports, promotes, and showcases work by emerging and established artists alike.