Each year we provided over 300 young people with over 2500 sessions in music and arts.

With weekly art & design, sound & lighting and guitar & drums session, monthly gigs and 6 weekly gallery art exhibitions, and one off projects exploring everything from mental health and World War One through performance art.

So many of our members have moved on to further education focusing on music and music technology and most are still performing regularly on the local or wider music scene.
We are still here for you!

We still have Rehearsal rooms and Recording opportunities - look on AAA Records tab for latest information.
Thanks for all your support and creativity- you still own this space so keep your ideas coming.

Enjoy these images from our final gig on 20 December 2014 by fabulous local photographer Warren Millar.


ACCESS ALL AREAS is based at The Studio, Lacey Street, Widnes WA8 7SQ. To get involved drop in any Saturday or Sunday.

This Music and Creative Arts Project is funded by The Big Lottery Fund.

AAA is FREE for young people 11 - 19 who live in and around Halton. Sessions for younger people 7-10yrs, Just Chill @ The StudioThursdays 4.30 till 6 pm

FREE access to instruments and equipment, FREE band rehearsals, FREE recording, FREE instrument lessons, total beginners welcome.

Design & print your own posters, perform onstage, join a singing group with your mates, learn to use sound & lighting, make a video, write your own songs, run your own gigs...

Support and encouragement from friendly knowledgeable staff
Ste, Stuart, Tony, Gen and Louise are all working musicians, performers, film-makers.
Help make decisions, share ideas


ACCESS ALL AREAS: Events @ The Studio

Open to the public: you can perform, or help with sound & lighting, help book the bands,
you can help organise your own gig or run your own events with full support.

Practice Gigs

Its also a great place for you and you band to polish your playing and stagecraft before playing to an audience

The Access All Areas Project 
Supports All Kinds of Creativity

there its support through Technology, Facilities, Encouragement, 
or Simply space...

AAA provides instruments, equipment, encouragement and support from friendly knowledgeable musicians, artists and film-makers

We have dedicated Hi-Definition Digital Video Cameras, Computers with industry editing Software, and utilise The Studio to encourage and facilitate any would-be film maker.  Our Youth Music Workers All have Film and Video Experience.

Do you need to design posters for your band?
Do you need help starting up a webpage?

From Digital Photo and Poster programmes to Creating Band Merchandise, AAA provides access to computers with design software, as well as experienced designers to help any young person get posters and webpages ready for their gigs.

Design is a skill that will benefits anyone in Music Performance and Recording, as well as giving young people transferable skills on computers. 


Access All Areas @ The Studio provide Drop in as well as booking for rehearsals for young musicians and bands.  Sound Systems, Instruments and Guidance are all available to those seeking it, and the Youth Music Work team is more than happy for the Musicians to get on with it themselves, so they can create their own sounds... in sound proofed rooms that allow for free expression, and save parents ears!

Guitar Group

Saturdays 1-2pm is Time for our Guitar Group, we learn songs at your request and taste, as well as introducing our budding players to techniques, ideas and the wider world of music...