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Our Story

The Point is full of creative activity and Doncaster people

The Point, home of darts in Doncaster. Image by James Mulkeen

Our journey began in 1990.

We started as a small project, initiated with funding from Doncaster Council and Yorkshire Arts.

Our early days were spent tucked away on the first floor of Bentley Library. A dancer and a trainee administrator began work, bringing artists to schools, surgeries, community centres, care homes and venues across the borough.

Soon, a folk music/arts worker, clerical support and trainee administrator joined the team and darts, The Point’s registered charity, was born.

We quickly grew, becoming an independent organisation with a bigger staff team but retaining our focus on Doncaster and its people.

darts became a registered charity and company limited by guarantee in 1996 and then took on the incredible opportunity of purchasing a building of our own in 1997 with the help of National Lottery and European Regional Development Funds.

Our building, The Point, opened in May 1998. The award-winning restoration successfully combines Georgian townhouses with modern architecture.

Since then, the building has been filled with all manner of creative activity and Doncaster people.

In 2007, we had the opportunity to expand into the building next door and created a beautiful, double height contemporary gallery space.

The Point is open to all, with a café, workshop spaces, meeting spaces and office space.

The gallery is always free to enter and has around six high quality exhibitions every year.

More recently, we have welcomed other organisations to base themselves at The Point alongside darts.

Active Fusion and Doncaster Music Service currently call The Point their home and the building is a hub of passionate people working hard to deliver fantastic engagement activity for Doncaster.

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