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For over 35 years we have pioneered in engaging with thousands of people within our communities using the arts as the catalyst to help strengthen individuals and communities.

Community Focus Theatre at the Arts Depot

About us

CF is an inclusive arts centre based in the borough of Barnet in North London. Founded in 1978 by photographer Maria Bartha. We have cherry -picked our superb team who think on their feet and excel at designing bespoke projects and courses for our clients because, after all, we all have different needs!


We believe in:

  • Excellence within the arts.
  • Inclusivity as a norm.
  • Solving problems in our communities using creativity.
  • The Health and Wellbeing that the arts offer.
  • The transferable skill sets that the arts brings.


CF works consistently with those members of the community dealing with:

  • A love of the arts.
  • A desire to grow as a person.
  • Social challenges.


CF actively seeks ways to extend its reach into the community, working with an unlimited variety of different groups and organisations including: our local authority, local resident networks, schools, special schools and higher education institutions, right through to theatre companies and national charities.



Click here to read our Evaluation report to see some of our outcomes