Welcome to Gorse Hill Studios

Gorse Hill Studios is an independently-run charity, established in 2015 and gaining charitable status in 2017 after previously being part of Trafford MBC for 16 years. We deliver services from a thriving youth arts centre based in the North of Trafford as well as outreach settings with specific contracts with key Local Authorities, Schools and Commissioning Groups, as well as working in partnership with several youth organisations.

Davyhulme Youth Centre

Every Tuesday
(Age 11-25 years) 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Delivered in partnership with Sport Works, the session costs 50p per week. We offer weekly specialised provision for young people 13-25 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Friendly, supportive group designed for young people to have fun, make new friends and take part in a range of activities.

Arts Awards

Gorse Hill Studios offers a unique set of awards that allow young people to enjoy the arts and develop as artists and arts leaders. Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.

Youth Theatre

Every Wednesday [£4 per week]
Juniors (Age 8 – 11) 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Seniors (Age 12 – 19) 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Our Youth Theatre provides young people with the opportunity to write scripts, perform, create stage sets and learn about the lighting and sound desk.

Want to help? We offer exciting volunteering opportunities.

What’s Happening

    Watch our production ‘Gore Hill’

    A thrilling short comedy-horror film created by our very own talented young people. Become acquainted with the vibrant bunch here at Gorse Hill Studios, on a day where all is not what it seems…

    Ryan’s Case Study

    (identity has been changed)

    Ryan’s referral came via an Education Welfare Officer from Manchester City Council, the main reason for referral was a diagnosis of ADHD, compounded by school refusal and behavioral issues. Ryan was 10 years old (Year 6) and had attended a number of primary schools. Ryan’s parent was instrumental in securing the support for their child and working with all professionals to best support Ryan…