Welcome back to the Boathouse Creative Studios!

Your ideal venue for  creative projects, meetings, training and virtual hybrid events, small family gatherings.

Time to bring people back together in the same room? 

Things will look a little different here. Our priority is to ensure that our guests  and staff can be confident and feel safe. We are aligning our studios to meet government guidelines for venues.

As life is beginning to emerge out of Lockdown we all still face the challenges of doing things in new ways. Everyone has been on a steep learning curve and are finding creative and productive ways to work and be together. 

Zoom and other video platforms have become vital to life during the pandemic and will continue to be as we move forwards. Nothing is quite like being in the same room as each other though and that’s not likely to change.

Now that things are opening up, have you thought about bringing people together in one safe space to re-connect in the ‘real’ world?  

Our airy studios are brilliantly positioned for you to bring up to 30 people together for a meeting, class, team building or for an intimate celebration. 

We offer you plenty of room to be socially distanced. provide hand sanitiser, masks and our studios are marked out for ease with a one-way flow system. 

If you’d like to include people at home then we’ll take care of setting up a hybrid event for you so people can join from wherever they

setting to broadcast online events.They have the flexibility to be used in many imaginative ways and  can be configured to suit your needs. 

Please send us a message and we’ll be right back to you.Together we will feel connected and safe.

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back!

Carole Pluckrose – Director July 7th 2020



When the Mayor of London came to tea

The Boathouse CIC was delighted to host the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, shortly after his election. He was given a whistle-stop tour of arts venues and organisations in Barking and Dagenham by Councillor Darren Rodwell.

During a break for tea and cakes at the Boathouse Cafe, we brought together artists, cultural connectors and arts businesses to share ideas with the Mayor, and to talk about growing the relationship between culture and regeneration. He believes passionately that the arts have a central part to play in community and the built environment, and recognises their important contribution to the economy. 

Rooff is a construction developer and a key partner in the arts in Barking and Dagenham. The company owns the Granary and Malthouse Buildings, home to the Boathouse Creatives Studios, and is a primary sponsor and supporter of the Boathouse CIC. Steve Drury, Development Director at Rooff, is the Chair of the Boathouse CIC board.

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