What We Do
We work to make the arts and creative industries more accessible to all
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. The design of the complex intentionally lends itself to fusing and promoting the endeavours of artists, entrepreneurs, and learners.
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.
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.
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.
If you are an artist, choreographer, theatre practitioner, or filmmaker looking for a chance to collaborate, please get in touch by emailing us through the Email button below. We always look forward to hearing from our community.
The Bernie Grant Arts Centre is operated by Bernie Grant Centre Partnership, registered charity no. 1102263 in England.