North Edinburgh Arts; creating the space where people can.

North Edinburgh Arts (NEA) is a purpose built cultural centre offering local residents a place to relax, explore, learn, meet, volunteer and have fun.

Our award winning venue incorporates two studios, a 96 seat theatre, recording studio, gallery, offices and a ​café​ with children’s play area leading onto a ​large garden​. It is loved by the local community attracting over​ 34,000 visits​ last year. Read our highlights of 2019 ​here​.

Over​ 30 hours of creative activities​ are on offer each week, most with a family focus, alongside a wide range of other events such as exhibitions, dance shows, circus skills workshops, community theatre, poetry readings and film clubs. We are also home to Muirhouse Link Up and ​Tinderbox Orchestra​. 

Through partnership working and ongoing local and city consultation the award-winning centre, opened in 2002 acts as the cultural centre of the community, providing a safe, enjoyable and creative environment for people of all ages to relax and develop within.

Our development plans

NEA has been at the heart of North Edinburgh for over 20 years offering a safe, comfortable and creative space for people of all ages, in what can be a harsh physical and social environment. The area is growing and undergoing major redevelopment and we need to redevelop our building to better serve our local community.

To learn more about our ambitious plans and get involved, please read ​here​.

Our funders and supporters

  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • Edinburgh Council
  • The Robertson Trust
  • Muirhouse Housing Association
  • The National Lottery through Creative Scotland
  • Climate Challenge Fund
  • Cattanach
  • Inspiring Scotland

NEA is a registered Scottish charity (Scottish Charity Number SC027700) and is run by a core team working with freelancers, volunteers and managed by a Board of Directors.