Island Arts Studio Ltd (IAS)

We are a business, community and social resource space managed as a not for profit, social enterprise and located in the heart of Herne Hill.    

In addition to supporting a broad range of community services for local residents, local groups and businesses, we also provide an attractive, friendly and professionally run venue.  It is available for community and social events including exhibitions and rehearsals and we have excellent facilities for meetings and training events.

Island Arts Studio Charity

Community @ Island Arts Studio is the charitable and voluntary organisation located in and supported by Island Arts Studio.  It aims through its voluntary capacity and services to improve the quality of life, particularly for people and communities facing disadvantage. 

Community @ Island Arts Studio supports a range of collaborative and specific projects in the local community in the including children and young people, older people, performing arts and music, film and the visual arts and health, well-being and fitness.


We are the hub for two great organisations;


HDC Training Centre is based at the Island Arts Studio.

HDC Training is an independent training organisation specialising in developing and delivering bespoke and standard accredited and non-accredited training programmes in Teaching & Training, Leadership and Management, Personal Development, Business Enterprise and Equality & Diversity. 

We work with individuals and clients to provide custom training approaches and resources and develop and deliver our programmes based on a keen awareness of new ways of thinking and up to date research based approaches.


We are home to Creative Minds London.

Creative Minds London provides innovative acting and dance classes and workshops for children and adults, we also produce regular showcases, productions and theatre-based education programmes.

We provide participants the opportunity to learn a range of styles and techniques in a relaxed, encouraging environment with the chance to perform in our end of term showcase and forthcoming Creative Minds London productions. In every class, our teachers emphasise the strategies and processes involved in learning and self-growth.