Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts (CECA)

The Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts (CECA) is a state of the art facility which boasts a TV studio, sound recording studio, 120 seat theatre, media suite, meeting rooms plus dance and rehearsal studios. The centre is funded by The Tees Valley Combined Authority and delivered by Hartlepool Borough Council.

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CECA primarily offers technical training routes and learning pathways for young people into the creative industries, focussing on sound production, theatre and live events, sound production and digital media. This training offer will introduce young people to alternative career paths, developing trainees with the technical skills and knowledge to form the next generation creative industries workforce, helping the Tees Valley to flourish both economically and culturally.


CECA works with a number of industry professionals and partners to deliver various projects from the centre. Currently Hartlepool Borough Council’s Youth Services run a Youth Club at the centre on Wednesday evening from 7pm – 9pm. The Northern School of Art hosts Saturday Clubs from the centre which delivers a variety of art disciplines to 12-16year olds.


The centre is also available for commercial hire. For more details please contact the centre directly.

We are currently building our website but for any enquiries please contact the centre directly on (01429) 284400 or ceca@hartlepool.gov.uk