Skate It Yourself will be opening the Skate Park every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Monday 5pm-8pm (with the Open Access 5pm-7pm)

Wednesdays 5pm-8pm (with the Open Access 5pm-7pm)

Thursdays  5pm-8pm (with Open Access running 5pm-7pm)

Saturdays 10am-2pm (with Open Access running 12pm-2pm)

£3 for the open access skating. Any information for Skate it Yourself sessions are on the email:

Alternatively check out Skate it Yourselfs website

Bouldering Tunnel

Our bouldering tunnel is currently being reviewed. Once we have reviewed and assessed we will update via this website and our social media. 

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

13 - 19 YEAR OLDS: £5 AN HOUR


Please see the Hires page for more details.

Orange Box Drop in & Duty Staff


The Targeted Youth and Families team have a member of staff on duty daily (Monday - Friday) available either in person at Orange Box or over the phone. Check our social media for who is on shift per day. Available to give support and advice for anyone aged 13. 

The Targeted Youth and Families team 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 Monday and Friday 3.30pm-5.45pm

Or call 01422 392003

Project Challenge N’Gage learners participate in accredited learning in the real life café of Orangebox, studying theoretical and practical BTEC Level 1 Basic Cooking and Hospitality qualifications, over a period of between 9 – 34 weeks.
The courses are delivered over 2 days;
Monday; Shopping lists are prepared for the upcoming menu, techniques are tried and tested together with the various processes involved with that week’s cooking.  This allows young people to practice the Friday menu and to learn the theory behind the practical lessons.
Friday; the ‘Orange Club’ opens for service, for service users of the Orangebox and diners.  The learners are now operating in a professional working environment where pre-orders are taken into account, shopping lists are devised together with the most cost effective places to shop- preferring to use locally sourced ingredients.  By lunch time a fully functional service, including setting and decorating the café tables for customers is in operation.  All food is prepared from scratch and is fresh.  The learners work efficiently as a team to meet deadlines, taking orders and serving.  This also includes a deep clean at the end of the session.
‘Orange Club’ menus are often themed to British Values or historical events, where learners explore and decorate the café accordingly, including themed music!  Themes have included national curry week, rationing, Halloween, Black History month, valentines……..
Cooking has a proven track record of increasing emotional wellbeing including; reducing anxiety, boosting creativity and happiness and increasing capability and a wellbeing feeling, not to mention feeding and tasting new foods.
Embedded or accredited maths and English are also a part of the full time programme on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.


Calderdale Youth Dance Company is a welcoming safe space for all young people aged 7 to 19 years old based in Halifax to meet and explore dance and movement. We meet every;

Wednesday 5pm-6pm (Ages 7-11)

Wednesdays 6pm-7:30pm (Ages 11-19)

Throughout the year we will be creating performance pieces to share with you! Have a look at our social media profiles for further information @CalderdaleYDC

If you would like to know more please send an email to and Anna will be in contact.


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