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Studio Upstairs


Studio Upstairs supports creative and personal recovery through arts practice.

The majority of Studio members are people who have not found sufficient support within the mainstream health services. The Studio grants a safe social space where, in the medium to longer term, members can experience a sense of belonging.

To be part of the community involves commitment and for commitment to happen people need to develop a sense of purpose to themselves, others and the Studio. Members learn to develop their own structures within the open plan and fluid approach that the studio provides which essentially leads to autonomy of the individual.

A  community for people to produce their own work: painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, drama, music, movement. Individual time can be arranged for discussion of work or other issues. Holds regular life drawing sessions and technique days. Opportunities to show in annual exhibitions and take part in performances.

This is for people whose interests, abilities and talents can be expressed through the arts, yet, for various reasons, are unable to, or choose not to, participate within already existing institutions.

There is also a studio in Croydon.

Contact Details

020 7503 1330



Unit E3, Dalston Culture House, 3 Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN

Other Info

Opening times:
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

Funding can be arranged with your local services or you can arrange an independent contribution.

Disabled Access:

Rail: by Silverlink to Dalston Kingsland, then 2 mins walk Buses: to Dalston Junction (e.g. from Highbury & Islington)

Other information:
Self-referral or via agencies. Phone for more information or to arrange a visit. Provided by a staff team of artists and actors, many of whom are also art or drama therapists or psychotherapists. Registered Charity.

Last updated:
8th May 2018