The Point is an international hub for the development of
Through creative residencies in our state-of-the-art Creation
Space; our Associate Artist Scheme; and our programme of
professional work, The Point supports artists to develop new work
and reach new audiences.
In 2009 we opened the first UK fully residential Creation Space - a
state-of-the-art, light-filled rehearsal studio with fully
accessible accommodation, allowing artists 24-hour access to the
rehearsal room. Artists who have created work with us since
we opened the Creation
Space include: Akram Khan, Lone Twin, The
Balletboyz, Gecko, RedCape Theatre, Vincent Dance Theatre, Gravity
& Levity and Probe.
Our programme of professional work includes dance, theatre and
film; bringing the very best British and international companies to
perform in Eastleigh. We specialise in programming
risk-taking contemporary performance and contemporary
Our cross-artform Creative Learning programme involves thousands
of members of the community each year. Through this programme we
connect the work we do with artists at The Point with local people,
developing Eastleigh as a creative community.
We also run an Associate Artists
Scheme which allows us to support up to 8 emerging
companies; giving them business and artistic mentorship, office,
rehearsal and performance space.
Owned and managed by Eastleigh Borough Council, The Point was
established in 1996 with one of the first lottery grants and has
always had a strong emphasis on innovation and creative
The Point is led by Artistic Director Owen