Carole Pluckrose

(MNLP FRSA) – Artistic Director and Board Member of the Boathouse Barking



Carole Pluckrose founded and established The Boathouse CIC with Steve Drury from Rooff Ltd in 2014, with the vision to create a new and exciting arts venue at the heart of the Barking Icehouse Creative Quarter, co-creatiing a vital sense of ‘place’ with local residents, offering a range of arts activities, workshops, classes, exhibitions and performances, encouraging participation and engagement and artistic excellence. 

Alongside her role as Artistic Director of the Boathouse, Carole is an independent writer, director and producer. Following a degree in Drama from Exeter University she co-founded Arc Theatre in 1984. This created a space to experiment and develop her creative, artistic and educational practice. In 1986 she collaborated with Polly Teale (writer) and Julia Bardsley (director) to make a solo performance piece, Fallen, for which she won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival – the catalyst that kick started her professional life and established the company. Carole has a keen interest in training young actors, and also applies these valuable performance skills in her public speaking coaching practice for individuals and groups. Carole is currently researching and developing her latest theatre piece.