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The Sweatbox Youth Centre

The Sweatbox is an open access youth centre for young people aged 11-19 based on King Alfreds Academy Centre site. It consists of an American diner style coffee bar area with a pool table, table football and big screen TV for gaming. Adjoining the coffee…

The Sweatbox is an open access youth centre for young people aged 11-19 based on King Alfreds Academy Centre site. It consists of an American diner style coffee bar area with a pool table, table football and big screen TV for gaming. Adjoining the coffee bar is a 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, rehearsal space and providing a great venue for live music, which attracts young bands and DJ’s from far afield.

On Tuesday and Friday nights the Sweatbox takes over the Academy’s patio area, playing fields and drama studio to offer a changing range of sports, arts and fun activities like the popular Beanbag Cinema, adult pedal karts, portable skate ramps, bouncy gladiator joust, bouncy castle and padded Sumo wrestling.

Thursday evenings we run the unique Beatbox Club which aims to integrate young people with special educational needs and disabilities into the mainstream activities of the Sweatbox. Please see our other entry for Beatbox.

The Sweatbox runs both a Topaz LGBTQI+ group and The Nachos Club for Young Carers.

 

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Disabled Access
Disabled Inclusive

Who to contact

Contact Name
George Hicks
Contact Position
Youth Work Manager
Telephone
01235 225700 Ext 2284
E-mail
ghicks@kaacademy.org

Where to go

Name
The Sweatbox
Address
King Alfred's Academy Centre Site
Portway
Wantage
Oxon
Postcode
OX12 9BY

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.30pm, Fridays 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Evening

Other Details

Costs

Details

£2.50 for Friday night sessions 7-9.30pm

Free on Tuesday night sessions 6.30-8.30pm

Beatbox ( by invitation only) - £2 per session

Topaz and The Nachos Club are free

Availability

Age Ranges
From 11 To 19

Additional Information

Providing services to
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
16 + years
Young people
Disabled children/young people

Notes

www.instagram.com/sweatboxwantage

www.facebook.com/thesweatbox

Last checked on 11/08/2021

Record managed by Activities Oxfordshire

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