Welcome to the The Boathouse Studios


The Boathouse is an exciting multi-purpose riverside venue with a particular emphasis on supporting artists in their development and in fostering community involvement and leadership in a wide range of art forms. Our studios are regularly used for exhibitions, performances, regular classes and workshops and are available for hire at competitive rates for corporate, community and private events (see venue hire page for details).

The Boathouse Creative Studios are generously sponsored by Rooff Ltd.




Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visits the Boathouse 

The Boathouse CIC was delighted to host the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to the Boathouse shortly after his election. He was given a whistle stop tour of arts venues and organisations in Barking and Dagenham by the Leader, Councillor Darren Rodwell. Stopping off for tea and cakes at the Boathouse Cafe we brought together a group of artists, cultural connectors and arts businesses to share ideas with the Mayor and 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 Ltd 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 in the Ice House Creative Quarter, Barking. They are a primary sponsor and supporter of the Boathouse CIC. Steve Drury, Rooff’s Development Director is the Chair of the Boathouse CIC board.

The Daniel Bar and Cafe Ltd  is situated adjacent to 

                 The Boathouse Creative Studios (Trading name Boathouse Barking CIC)  

in the Icehouse Creative Quarter,  Abbey Road,  Barking  IG11 7BT

For further information and enquiries please contact the Cafe/Bar proprietor directly

E:     Derrick Daniel at theboathousecafeandbar@gmail.com



The Boathouse Creative Studios
62-76 Abbey Road
IG11 7BT


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