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The Point Dance & Arts Centre


The Point Dance & Arts Centre is a conversion of the old Town Hall, a building with a history of entertainment events since 1898, into a centre used primarily for dance. Charming red brick hall with stone dressings, adjoining civic offices; façade with ornamental semi-circular gable. The hall was technically refitted and tiered seating installed, all areas redecorated, and a dance studio added at the rear, bearing a spirited applied stone ornamental feature on the side elevation. Projection facilities were also added and today the hall operates as a theatre and cinema and dance centre. The large foyer with original Victorian fireplace houses the box office/reception and may double as an art gallery and refreshment area for meetings/conference hire.

Built / Converted
Dates of use
  • 1898 : continuing (occasional)
Current state
Current use
Arts Centre (Dance/Arts Centre/Cinema)
Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9DE, England
Further details
Other names
Town Hall , Old Town Hall
  • Owner/Management: Eastleigh Borough Council
  • 1898 Use: continuing (occasional)
  • 1898 Design/Construction:
    W H Mitchell & Son & Cutteridge
    - Architect
  • 1998 - 1999 Alteration: Array improvements, redecoration, installation of retractable seating
    Borough Surveyor/Engineer
    - Architect
  • 2015 Alteration: Foyer and bar redesigned and refurbished
  • Capacity
  • Listing
    Not listed
Stage type
Narrow platform stage with performance area in front
Building dimensions: -
Stage dimensions: -
Proscenium width: None
Height to grid: -
Inside proscenium: -
Orchestra pit: None