Finchley Youth Activity Centre

Barnet Early Help 0-19 Service offer a friendly, supportive environment for all young people in Barnet who want to explore the creative arts regardless of experience. We also offer a variety of other activities which occur regularly from this centre which you can enquire about.

Activities available at the centre

A range of term time and holiday activities take place in Finchley Youth Activity Centre for young people aged 4 – 19 and up to 25 with Disabilities and/or Autism.

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Musical Theatre
  • Circus Skills
  • Art

All our Positive Activities are free (fully funded) for children and young people that live or are educated in Barnet.

If your young person does need 1:1 support, unfortunately we (Barnet Council’s 0-19 Early Help Programmes Team) aren’t able to provide 1:1 or additional support for a young person to access any of our activities, courses or programmes.

Your 1:1 support worker would need to be provided by you as a parent/carer or any professionals (Social Worker/ 0-19 Practitioner etc) involved with your young person.

The worker providing 1:1 support would need to be DBS checked and meets all the requirements to support a young person with SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disabilities and or Autism).

Also the worker can be arranged by contact Short Breaks Team or Disabled Children’s Team and using your Short Break allocation.

If you don’t have knowledge about these two team please know that you can contact them and find out if your child is eligible: -

Short Breaks:

Children with Disabilities Service :

For a young person to access any of our positive activities and the need to have a registered account on our website. An account needs to be created by a parent/carer or if the young person is over 18 they can create their own account on our website please click on this to create an account or to sign in to your account.

We understand that circumstances can change very quickly and sometimes a young person can no longer attend an activity for a number of reasons. Please make sure if an activity or session that needs to be cancelled it is updated on your dashboard/profile on our website and the cancellation is in advance. 

To find out more about all the activities we offer at Finchley Youth Activity Centre and our other building Canada Villa Young People’s Centre, all year round, please go to to find out more information.

How to get here

142 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9ED

We are directly on the High Street, East Finchley.

The nearest tube station is East Finchley.

Centre facilities

The facilities within the Centre which we currently have available for hire or used within groups are:

  • A 68-seat theatre with lighting rig, sound equipment, projector and screen, with additional aerial circus equipment already fitted
  • A fully equipped dance studio
  • Smaller rooms to use; suitable space for meetings
  • Free internet access for young people
  • Film editing and photography equipment.

Building hire

Should you be interested in hiring out a space at Finchley Youth Activity Centre, please use the below information to contact us with what you would like to hire and for what you would like to hire the building for.


Finchley Young People’s Activity Centre

142 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9ED

Telephone: 020 8359 3542