The East Dulwich Community Centre (EDCC) provides a venue for a wide variety of activities and support from sport and music to mental well-being sessions and for all ages from under 5’s to over 50’s.

Whatever your interests, whether you’re a mum who would like to get back into to shape, or you’re from a cultural community who wants to socialize with old and new friends, our Centre is the place for you.

Situated in the heart of East Dulwich, the Centre consists of two halls together with a playground, all available for hire. You may book the centre if you live outside the area.

Contact us to find out if there is an activity that would suit you or to enquire about booking the Centre or to arrange a visit. You can phone us on 0208 693 4411 to speak to one of us directly or leave a message so we can contact you. Alternatively you can email us at

Buses that stop near the centre are P13 (closest bus), 12, 197, 40, 176, 185.

How We Work

The centre is managed by a registered charity, the East Dulwich Community Centre Association (EDCCA) with management committee comprising representatives from user groups and of the local community. Day-to-day management is by our bookings, maintenance and finance officers. We have a friendly, open and professional approach as you will discover the moment you contact us.

We also work in collaboration with many other organisations in the area, such as Christ Church Barry Road and are always looking for new avenues to explore and services to develop. Please let us know if you have a group or interest that we could help foster.

Area of Benefit

The area covered by the EDCC is bounded by Lordship Lane, East Dulwich Road, Peckham Rye, Dunstans Road and Upland Road. It comprises most of the Dulwich Hill ward together with a part of Goose Green ward.


The Community Centre is on the site of a former chapel and hall that was bombed in the war. After the war the prefabricated building was set up to form 3 class rooms and a playground as an annex to Heber primary school.

It was opened as a Community Centre 1980 as a community hall for three residents’ associations that represented the Alleyn Ward. One of these, the Barry Area Residents Association, BARA, still thrives in its initial form.

The East Dulwich Community Centre Association (EDCCA) has taken over the role of running the Centre with BARA as a core member.

The EDCCA is a registered charity: Number 1113395