Skate Park Opening Hours
Entrance to Skate Park: £2 for up to a 3 hour session
Monday 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Thursday 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 2pm – 5pm
Keep an eye on this website and other social media for information about upcoming events and activities taking place in the skate park.
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 Rokt, the 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 offers fantastic workshops for young people to improve their skills in playing, collaborating, writing music, performing and recording. Aspiring musicians from complete beginners to those with some experience can develop their interests in different genres – Rock, Blues, Punk, Metal, Folk, Country, Indie and much more. It’s a great place to meet like-minded people and start a band!
Our talented team of highly skilled tutors (all fantastic musicians) are on hand to offer tuition, guidance and support.
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.
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.
These workshops are delivered in partnership by Square Chapel and Orange Box young people’s centre.
Passionate about design? Want to try illustration or develop your graphic design and Photoshop skills? Then this is the perfect workshop for you and a fantastic opportunity to develop your own creative projects or enhance school projects. Delivered in our fantastic state-of-the-art IT suite at Orange Box, our experienced tutors are on hand to inspire you with their expertise and creativity!
Digital Arts Workshop is part of the Creative Communities programme, supported with funding from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
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
The Orange Box Cafe serves fresh, affordable food and refreshments in a vibrant setting. It is also a training ground for young people catering to the users of Orange Box and the Halifax town centre community.
Breakfast butties £1
Potato and lentil soup £1.50
Mediterranean vegetable salad £1.50
Build your own sandwich:
Sundried tomato, chicken and goats cheese £2.50
Sweet potato, smoky beans and guacamole £2.50
Pastrami, mushroom and red onion pizza £1.50
Cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks
Tuesday – Thursday 8.30am – 2pm
Saturday 2 – 5pm
Eat in or take away
Entrance on Blackledge
Come on down and help support a local charity provide for the young people of Halifax.
The Orange Box Cafe offers catering for meetings and events held at Orange Box – have a look at our Hires page for more information on hiring spaces or get in touch today - 01422 433200 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Be part of this amazing streetdance crew: OB Fusion! Offering a real fusion of styles including break, popping, locking, tutting, krump and much more, through a mixture of routines, solos and group dances. OB Fusion streetdance crew is a fun way to learn new skills, develop existing dance skills and meet new people. Led by our talented and experienced dance team, sessions are held at Orange Box in a fantastic dance space. The group welcomes beginners as well as experienced dancers.
Streetdance is part of the Creative Communities outreach programme, supported by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
ACT | DANCE | SING
Theatre classes taught by professional actors. Improve your acting, vocal and movement technique. Devise original shows with the mentoring and support of industry professionals.
WHEN: Sundays 11am – 1pm
WHERE: Orange Box, 1 Blackledge Halifax HX1 1AF
PRICE: £50 per month
EMAIL: email@example.com for more info or visit onlyprojects.co.uk/academy/
FILM | ACT | CREATE
Train with TV and film professionals in screen acting. Gain experience on both sides of the camera to create short films, material for your show reel, and learn to prepare for auditions using professional scripts.
WHEN: Every Sunday 1 – 3pm
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 Centre for the Arts in Halifax and elsewhere.
To find out more visit the Calderdale Theatre School website.
Every Saturday 2 - 5pm.
A fantastic opportunity for 11 - 19 year olds to try out a variety of sports in one place for just £2 a session.
Activities include zorbing, zumba, street dance, badminton, self defence, skating, climbing, pool and hockey. The activites change weekly but every week there is zorbing and skating.
Deck chairs and documentaries, pizza and popcorn; this is cinema the Orange Box way – an affordable film experience like no other.
This first ever season begins with a selection of little known documentaries inspired by The BFI Film Audience Network’s ground-breaking initiative to give audiences the opportunity to see a diverse range of films in a cinema setting.