BEAF Buildings

Places define our work, it is where we make creative things happen from our pop-up events, our annual festival and our year-round creative projects. Some are managed by our community and business partners, like the three below, and some are gifted to us to create new locations for our creative projects. Each year we take over regular and new spaces for our festival. Search our directory for venues.

Boscombe Arts Depot


B.A.D. Boscombe Arts Depot is our key venue and was first opened for the 2019 festival with our pop up theatre developed for The Outsiders Project. Originally the T J Hughes Department store, we have now created a large gallery space, a theatre-in-the-round, lounge cinema, recording studio and education space.

Boscombe Arts Depot (B.A.D.) 616-622 Christchurch Rd, BH1 4BP.

The Old School House


TOSH our main HQ and admin space, The Old School House is managed by our partner charity, Recreate Dorset to provide a creative community hub in Boscombe. Visit TOSH website.

The Old School House, Gladstone Rd E, Gladstone Rd, Bournemouth BH7 6BG

Artists’ Studios


We have recently developed affordable artists’ studios at Bournemouth Foodbank. The priority is to provide a space for creativity to flourish from our diverse communities of artists, makers, and producers.

We offer small, medium and large spaces at new artist studios at Bournmeouth Foodbank in Boscombe.

Small is (2 x 2.4m) / ( 4.8m2) £141.20 per month. Medium is (3 x 2.4m) / ( 7.2m2) at £186. Large is (6 x 2.2m) / (13.2m2) at £297.

You will need to pay one month’s deposit in advance and sign a 6 month contract.

For further details and on how to apply for a studio space email with your interest.

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