Skate It Yourself will be opening the Skate Park every Monday, Thursday and Sunday.

Monday it will be 5pm-7pm (with the class running 7pm-8pm)

Thursday it will be 6pm-8pm (with the class running 5pm-6pm)

£3 for the open skating. Any information for Skate it Yourself sessions are on the email:

Bouldering Tunnel

With no harnesses or experience needed, the Bouldering Tunnel at Orange Box lets you just get on with climbing.

Similar to a climbing wall, the climber uses the same skills to get up, down and across, but as its 9 foot high and has a padded floor, no harnesses are needed.

Installed by Roktthe Bouldering Tunnel is fully staffed by a first aider at all times.

Fancy hiring it out for a party, team building or a group outing? Have a look at our prices on our Hires page.

Write to Record Rock School

Music workshops for young people aged 11 - 16 years old.

Mondays 6.30pm - 8pm, £5 per session or £3 with Passport to Leisure.

Square Chapel's Rock School is for young people aged 11 – 16yrs and takes place in the state-of-the-art rehearsal rooms at Orange Box young people’s centre. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, acoustic strummers and all out rockers, it’s a great place to learn to play your instrument better, meet other musicians, form a band, write songs. Opportunities to rehearse, collaborate, perform and record are all included in this popular project. 

Write to Record is delivered in partnership by Square Chapel and Orange Box – to find out more please telephone Square Chapel’s box office on 01422 349422 or email

Write to Record is part of the Creative Communities outreach programme, supported by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.



Recording Studio and Live Room

The Recording Studio with Live Room is a state of the art facility for those wanting to record a song or a full album. With the latest music equipment running throughout the building, you can plug in your guitar and it will feed straight back to the control room.

Standard rates to hire are from £25 per hour + VAT.

Please see the Hires pages for more details.


Music Rehearsal Rooms

Our fully equipped Music Rehearsal Rooms come with a drum kit (minus cymbals), a bass amp and guitar amp. The four rooms are fully sound proofed and brilliant for bands to practise.

Standard rates to hire are from £10 per hour + VAT

13 - 19 YEAR OLDS: £5 AN HOUR


Please see the Hires page for more details.

Youth Works

Youth Works drop-in is located at Orange Box. It is a safe space for young people aged 13-25 to come along, 'chill out', listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.

The drop-in is always staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance on the whole range of issues that affect young people.

The drop-in is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3.30pm-5.45pm

Or call 01422 392033

Project Challenge N’Gage learners participate in accredited learning in the real life café of Orangebox, studying theoretical and practical BTEC Level 1 Basic Cooking and Hospitality qualifications, over a period of between 9 – 34 weeks.
The courses are delivered over 2 days;
Monday; Shopping lists are prepared for the upcoming menu, techniques are tried and tested together with the various processes involved with that week’s cooking.  This allows young people to practice the Friday menu and to learn the theory behind the practical lessons.
Friday; the ‘Orange Club’ opens for service, for service users of the Orangebox and diners.  The learners are now operating in a professional working environment where pre-orders are taken into account, shopping lists are devised together with the most cost effective places to shop- preferring to use locally sourced ingredients.  By lunch time a fully functional service, including setting and decorating the café tables for customers is in operation.  All food is prepared from scratch and is fresh.  The learners work efficiently as a team to meet deadlines, taking orders and serving.  This also includes a deep clean at the end of the session.
‘Orange Club’ menus are often themed to British Values or historical events, where learners explore and decorate the café accordingly, including themed music!  Themes have included national curry week, rationing, Halloween, Black History month, valentines……..
Cooking has a proven track record of increasing emotional wellbeing including; reducing anxiety, boosting creativity and happiness and increasing capability and a wellbeing feeling, not to mention feeding and tasting new foods.
Embedded or accredited maths and English are also a part of the full time programme on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.


Calderdale Youth Dance Company is a welcoming safe space for all young people aged 11 to 19 years old based in Halifax to meet and explore dance and movement. We meet every Tuesday evening 7:30-8:30! Throughout the year we will be creating performance pieces to share with you! Have a look at our social media profiles for further information @CalderdaleYDC
If you would like to know more please send an email to and Anna will be in contact.


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