The Sweatbox building consists of a large American diner style coffee bar area with a pool table, air hockey, table football and big screen TV. Adjoining the coffee bar is an impressive mirrored stage room featuring a sophisticated lighting and sound system and a wide range of musical instruments, backline equipment and DJ technology. A busy well equipped youth work office completes the venue.
The Sweatbox has a deserved reputation for supporting young musicians offering tuition, advice and providing a great venue for live music, which attracts young bands and DJ’s from far afield. The Sweatbox stage room and equipment can be hired for rehearsal and recording evenings and weekends.
On Tuesday and Friday nights the Sweatbox takes over the Academy’s main hall, gym, patio area and playing fields to offer a changing range of sports, arts and fun activities like the popular Beanbag Cinema, giant screen WII, adult pedal karts, portable skate ramps, bouncy gladiator joust and padded Sumo wrestling. Throughout the year the Sweatbox runs a variety affordable trips and outings.
Thursday evenings we run the unique Beatbox Club which aims to integrate young people with special needs into the mainstream activities of the Sweatbox. Please see our other entry for Beatbox.
REHEARSAL CHARGES (MINIMUM 2 HOURS) Sweatbox Members £10 per hour Non Members £15 per hour