The skate park is open during school holidays as part of the free activities.

Have a look on the Events page for details of any school holiday activities coming up.

Bouldering Tunnel

With no harnesses or experience needed, the Bouldering Tunnel at Orange Box lets you just get on with climbing.

Similar to a climbing wall, the climber uses the same skills to get up, down and across, but as its 9 foot high and has a padded floor, no harnesses or helmets are needed.

Installed by Roktthe Bouldering Tunnel is fully staffed by a first aider at all times.

Fancy hiring it out for a party, team building or a group outing? Have a look at our prices on our Hires page.

Write to Record Rock School

8, 15, 22, 29 January 2018

Music workshops for young people aged 11 - 16 years old.

Mondays 6.30pm - 8pm, £5 per session or £3 with Passport to Leisure.

Square Chapel's Rock School is for young people aged 11 – 16yrs and takes place in the state-of-the-art rehearsal rooms at Orange Box young people’s centre. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, acoustic strummers and all out rockers, it’s a great place to learn to play your instrument better, meet other musicians, form a band, write songs. Opportunities to rehearse, collaborate, perform and record are all included in this popular project. 

Write to Record is delivered in partnership by Square Chapel and Orange Box – to find out more please telephone Square Chapel’s box office on 01422 349422 or email

Write to Record is part of the Creative Communities outreach programme, supported by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.



Recording Studio and Live Room

The Recording Studio with Live Room is a state of the art facility for those wanting to record a song or a full album. With the latest music equipment running throughout the building, you can plug in your guitar and it will feed straight back to the control room.

Standard rates to hire are from £25 per hour + VAT.

Please see the Hires pages for more details.


Music Rehearsal Rooms

Our fully equipped Music Rehearsal Rooms come with a drum kit (minus cymbals), a bass amp and guitar amp. The four rooms are fully sound proofed and brilliant for bands to practise.

Standard rates to hire are from £10 per hour + VAT

11 - 19 YEAR OLDS: £3 AN HOUR


Please see the Hires page for more details.



Youth Works

Youth Works drop-in is located at Orange Box. It is a safe space for young people aged 13-25 to come along, 'chill out', listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.

The drop-in is always staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance on the whole range of issues that affect young people.

The drop-in is open weekdays from 3.30pm to 5.45pm.

Or call 01422 392031

Orange Box Café

The Orange Box Cafe is a training ground for young people from Orange Box residents Project Challenge, and offers catering for Orange Box hires.

Every Friday Project Challenge takes over the Orange Box Cafe to serve lunch to the public from 12.30pm - 1.30pm for just £1. This is part of the young people's Home Cooking Award.

The entrance to the Orange Box Cafe is on Blackledge, just off Thomas Street.

Come on down and help support a local charity provide for the young people of Halifax.


Calderdale Theatre School

Calderdale Theatre School is the Youth Theatre for young people from all over Calderdale. The company rehearse at Orange Box every Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm.

It was established in 1968 and currently has over 80 members aged between 11 - 19. They run theatre skills classes for members and also put on regular productions at Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax and elsewhere.

To find out more visit the Calderdale Theatre School website.


Only Projects

Only Projects run an Acting for Screen class on Sunday mornings at Orange Box. To find out more visit the Only Projects website.

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