Venue Hire at The Boathouse Barking

The Boathouse Barking is the venue to book for rehearsals, exhibitions, small-scale performances, community, corporate and family events in East London. Access could not be easier. Overground (Barking) and Underground (East Ham) stations are minutes away on foot. The venue is just off the North Circular, 500 metres from A13 junction. And London City Airport is only 1.5 miles away as the crow flies.

Inside the venue, you will find two studios with sprung floors that can be transformed to suit your requirements with the help of the experienced onsite team. Both feel peaceful and private, with the sense that you and your guests have ‘got away from it all’. Feel free to as for a quotes for catering while you are here.

For further details, please complete and return the form or call 020 8594 0039 today.

Lovely venue, it’s a great size – with parking! I had my baby shower there with around 60-80 guests. Was ideal for me as it was very local. The staff were very helpful and supportive – would recommend and use again.
Shadene Palmer


                                                                   The Boathouse Creative Studios Hire Rates 

Monday  – Friday               9am – 5pm £40.00 per hour  (per studio)
Monday – Thursday           5pm -11pm £50.00 per hour  (per studio)
Saturday/Sunday               9am – 5pm £50.00 per hour  (per studio)









£70.00  per hour (one studio) Min 2 hours 

Capacity 80

£135.00  per hour

(Whole Venue) Two adjoining studios. Min 3 hours 

Capacity 130




  Please send us a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your event and give you a bespoke estimate.

Venue viewings are by appointment only. We will do our best to accommodate times to suit your needs. Send us a message or give Julie or Carole a call on

020 8594 0039

Used for a baby shower, venue is nice and big, great parking facilities, really value for money… would highly recommend a viewing. Great spaces and canvas to make any event to your liking. Would definitely use again.

Elena Rusenova


We have a small galley kitchen which may be used for setting up but is not suitable for cooking or reheating.


  • Unlimited tea/coffee/biscuits – £4.00 per head
  • Unlimited tea/coffee/juice/pastries/fruit/biscuits – £5.50 per head 


A selection of mixed sandwiches, crisps, nuts and fruit (dietary needs catered for) – £7.50 per head

Hot lunches are available and we are delighted to provide you with a bespoke catering package on request.

The Boathouse studios is an amazing venue for any type of event. With some imagination and creativity it turned out to be the best place to have my son’s first Birthday party.


The boathouse is an impeccable and beautiful building space. I loved the quirkiness of the space and the natural artistic feel of the rooms. We actually saw two massive carp fish in the river looking down from the boathouse windows. The customer service we received was first class. Thank you for allowing us to use your space.

Seun Oshinaike Show

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