About The Boathouse Creative Studios

The Boathouse was launched in October 2014 as an exciting new multi-purpose venue.

Overlooking the River Roding, at the heart of the vibrant Icehouse Creative Quarter,

The Boathouse Creative is just 30 minutes from Central London.

Over the past few years, the number of creative businesses and artists basing themselves

here has increased steadily.

There has also been significant regeneration in the area, which now boasts many new homes and residents. The future remains bright, offering the prospect of further growth in the numbers of people living and working here.

Since its launch, The Boathouse has welcomed many pop-up opportunities, performances, exhibitions, jazz and comedy events, plus regular yoga and fitness classes, and a range of arts workshops open to budding and established artists.

Whether you are new to The Boathouse or have been here before, we hope to be able to

welcome you here in 2021, when COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

Carole Pluckrose, Artistic Director – The Boathouse Barking 

Our Team

Carole Pluckrose

Carole Pluckrose

Artistic Director and Secretary – The Boathouse CIC

Claire Bullen

Claire Bullen

Rooff Liaison – The Boathouse

Julie Wedge

Julie Wedge

Events Planner – The Boathouse Creative Studios

Carl Blackburn

Carl Blackburn

Adviser to the Boathouse CIC board on Strategy Development, Planning and Fundraising

Steve Drury

Steve Drury

Chair – The Boathouse CIC

Mark Kass

Mark Kass

Non-Executive Director – The Boathouse CIC

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