Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust is based in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh.

Our vision is that Edinburgh becomes a creative, participative city in which everyone is able to access the spaces and resources they require to pursue their own creativity, no matter who they are and what form it may take.

Our mission is to provide affordable and appropriate spaces, resources, projects and opportunities for the residents of Edinburgh to be creative. We seek to make this diversity of creativity more visible and in doing so, support the creation of cultural, social and economic value within the city.

Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable status with two trading subsidiaries, The Bongo Club Ltd and Out of the Blue Productions.

Out of the Blue create jobs and opportunities as a social enterprise financed through trading, investment and loans.

August 2019 News

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall provides a variety of spaces all year round for studios, workshops, rehearsals, performances, events and exhibitions for the people of Edinburgh and beyond… This August, the mix includes ‘Made in Leith’ performances of The Sideshow initiated by Out of the Blue partners Active Inquiry, Strange Town and All or Nothing Aerial, and Made in Scotland showcase performances from Graeme Stephen, Fergus McCreadie Trio and Tom Bancroft.

To add to the mix, Out of the…
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Out of the Blue is 25 years old

Springing from nowhere (hence the name!) into a small gallery space in the centre of Edinburgh in 1994, Out of the Blue has since grown many branches and now enliven and animate five buildings in Edinburgh

Historical timeline of Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust is proudly supported by

c_sFunderHeritageLottery c_sFunderCreativeScotland The Robertson Trust
sfunderbiglotteryfund YoungStart Big Lottery funding
Historic Environment Scotland Triodos bank City of Edinburgh Council
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    Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

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