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Hello, welcome to The NASH - a rural studio space in Hawes, slap bang in the middle of the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park. We host a weekly Saturday dance school with Janet Seymour and run a programme of arts activities, including theatre, cinema screenings, poetry and a Dance & Art Summer School. We work with a range of dynamic partners including Janet Seymour School of Theatre Dance, Rural Arts, Eden Arts, Swaledale Festival, Lempen Puppet Theatre Company and Learning Curve.

The NASH is short for ‘National School Hawes’: the building dates from 1845 and was originally a school, then a church-run community space, until it fell out of use.  Emily Rowe Rawlence and Andrew Fagg bought the building in 2014 with the aim of bringing it back to life and The NASH re-opened in March 2016. The space is approx 10 x 8 metres and has a sprung wooden dance floor as well as tables, chairs and an accessible toilet.

Upcoming Events

Theatre - Wrong'Un

Wednesday 14 November 2018


Latest News

May pole dancing,...

03 August 2018


Sixteen children in the Upper Dales have taken part in a fun-packed Dance and Art Summer School coordinated by The NASH and Janet Seymour’s School of Dance.  The children aged between...

World-class puppetry company...

09 July 2018


On Wednesday 4 July Lempen Puppet Theatre Company came to The NASH to perform for Hawes Primary School.  Lempen Puppet Theatre are one of Britain’s great touring theatre companies...

Community Cinema

05 June 2018


Our community cinema trial has been a lot of fun.. watch out for our next film season which will be taking place this autumn.