Our Mission?

It’s simple. We’re here to offer a cosy space in TW1 where people from all walks of life can gather, socialise, and build connections.

ETNA is a friendly neighbourhood hub right in the heart of TW1! We’re all about creating a warm and welcoming space where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together and connect.

Our journey began in 1985, and since 2016 we’ve been commissioned by The Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Council to serve our community. With a secure 25-year lease running until 2048, we’re here for future generations.

Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, over 1,300 people come through the doors on a weekly basis to take part in an extensive range of activities, including regular classes, workshops, and one-off events, in subjects as diverse as Art and Zumba (and everything in between)! We are also home to a bustling nursery pre-school and charitable offices.

A common question is what does ETNA stand for! It’s ‘East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association’.

This is what we do:

  • We’re all about providing top-notch facilities that enhance community life and make a positive impact on the lives of our local residents.
  • We listen closely to our diverse community’s needs and work hand-in-hand with them to make it happen.
  • We’re proud to be a hub of excellence for local charities and organisations, helping them grow and serve our community better.

To make all of this possible we:

  • Take care of our beautiful Victorian building and make sure our Centre is easily accessible to everyone.
  • Forge strong partnerships with our current users and reach out to new faces and groups in our neighbourhood.
  • Encourage fresh initiatives and support them through marketing, local know-how, and special start-up rates.

At ETNA, we strive to mirror our local community and respond to its needs with creativity and enthusiasm. Throughout the years, ETNA has meant different things to different people, but one thing remains constant – cherished memories created here. If you haven’t dropped by yet, why not pay us a visit? We’d love to welcome you into our warm and vibrant community!