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Welcome to The NASH - a studio space in Hawes in the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park. We host a Saturday dance school and run a small programme of arts and heritage projects including theatre, puppetry, film, poetry, talks and summer schools.  We work with a range of dynamic partners: Janet Seymour School of Theatre Dance, Rural Arts, Eden Arts, Swaledale FestivalLempen Puppet Theatre Company and Dales Countryside Museum.  Keep up-to-date on Facebook @TheNashHawes.

Click here for news of our latest project The Story of Schools in the Upper Dales, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Yorkshire Dales National Park's Sustainable Development Fund.  

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.

Latest News

*JOB* Education & Outreach...

02 December 2019


The NASH is recruiting an Education and Outreach Officer who will engage primary-school children and adults in their local heritage through an exciting new project: The Story of Schools.  

New Heritage Project to...

24 October 2019


The NASH and Dales Countryside Museum are delighted to confirm a new heritage project: The Story of Schools in the Upper Dales.   Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the...

Professional Puppetry...

17 June 2019


Fourteen children from Hawes Primary School have worked with Lempen Puppet Theatre Company to make puppets from scratch and build an exciting performance around them.   Lempen Puppet...