We are still able to operate under local lockdowns and are strictly adhering to the guidance. Masks and 2 metre distancing in place for all activities unless you are from the same household or in a support bubble.

We have been successful in securing HBC Youth Grant funding and will be developing a new online and in print zine run by young people, featuring cultural and artistic activity in the borough.


During the Covid-19 Lockdown we have secured extra funding from Youth Music, Widnes Rotary, Tesco Bags of Help, LCR Music response to Covid-19 and Halton Borough Council.

We have been supported by our main funder The National Lottery Community Fund, to continue working online and exploring new ways of removing the barriers to the arts in Halton.

Many thanks to all those funders.

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Welcome To The Studio!

The Studio, Lacey Street, Widnes WA8 7SQ is a Community Music, Theatre & Arts Centre.


‘All Together Now’ is our Reaching Communities funded arts activity programme for all See What’s On There are ongoing FREE or low-cost creative activities & events; facilities include recording, film-making, exhibitions in the ArtSpace Gallery, band rehearsal, and live music & theatre performance.


  • Daycare Samba Band,
  • Freshstart (Health Improvement Team)
  • ACE Clubnight (Active Communities Enterprise)
  • SPARC (Supporting People Achieving Real Choice)
  • Cronton College Music BTEC.

LOOSE runs The Studio and has a committee of 5 voluntary directors.

Studio Staff: Project Manager: Louise Nulty, Head of Music & Film: Stephen Cole, Studio Assistants: James Swift and Meg DeMar.

Thanks to past & present funders:

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