East Dulwich Community Centre Playroom
020­ 8693­ 4411


The East Dulwich Community Centre (EDCC) provides a venue for more than 60 support and activity groups from Creation Station to Weightwatchers and for all ages from under 5's over 50's. Whatever your interests, whether you're a mum who would like to get back into to shape, or you're from the Afro-Caribbean 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 by local people.

Come along to the centre or contact us to find out if there is an activity that would suit you and meet others who share your interests. You can phone us on 0208 693 411 to speak to one of us directly or leave a message so we can contact you. Alternatively you can email us at edcc2010@gmail.com

You can also book the centre if you live outside the area.

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


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 East Dulwich ward together with a part of Peckham Rye ward.


The centre is run by an association, the East Dulwich Community Centre Association (EDCCA) and is run by a management committee comprising representatives from the hirers. 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, Dulwich Milan and the East Dulwich Society 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.


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