The Boathouse - The Ice House Quarter


The Boathouse - The Ice House Quarter
The Boathouse
A unique riverside arts venue, at the heart of the emerging Ice House Quarter,
featuring exhibition / café space, the Terrace and Riverside studios.
80 Abbey Road, Barking, London, IG11 7BT
[email protected]
020 8709 1777
The Boathouse offers flexible
studios for a variety of uses;
rehearsals, art exhibitions,
small scale performances,
training, corporate and private
events. It’s a beautiful location
for a fashion or film shoot, or
simply a place to chill out
and relax by the river.
The Boathouse has direct access into the
adjoining Boathouse studios 1 and 2, each
with a sprung dance floor and a capacity of 30
to 200. These spaces are highly adaptable for
you to create your own environment or for the
boathouse team to do it for you.
Boathouse Studio One
Boathouse Studio Two
The Boathouse takes its name from the boat building heritage on the site of the new granary
extension. In 1865 Joseph Honey, a local shipbuilder, took the lease of the buildings previously here.
Honey’s Wharf was developed and boatbuilding has long a long association with this stretch of the
river Roding. It is only a stone`s throw away from the Town Quay with it`s rich fishing heritage and from
Barking Creek`s commercial waterside activity. This vibrant history enhances the atmospheric riverside
The Boathouse Community Interest Company is a non-profit social enterprise with local people at the
helm. It fosters and embraces creative energy and activity for and with the community. Much like the
work of the early artisan boat builders, the studios will be home to new pieces of arts work, which will
herald a new “explorative journey” in East London.
The Boathouse CIC is a new and exciting venture emerging from the heart of the Ice House Quarter,
facilitated by Steve Drury from Rooff as part of their long term CSR strategy.
The Boathouse team will benefit from Rooff`s extensive business expertise combined with the artistic
leadership of Carole Pluckrose, who has been actively involved in the arts in Barking and Dagenham
since 1984.
Eating at the Boathouse
A wide range of cuisine is
available for events through our
network of local chefs. Food is
of the highest quality, with
menus featuring natural,
healthy and nutritional
How To Get Here:
The Ice House Quarter is located on Abbey Road, a
few hundred metres from the A406 North Circular
Road and the A13, providing easy access to the M11
and the M25.
Barking Station is also within easy walking distance
with District, Hammersmith and City lines, and British
Rail Services (C2C) making Fenchurch Street (Tower
Hill) only 15 minutes away.
Managed event parking is available outside office
hours and at weekends. There is plenty of free
parking within 5 minutes walk of the buildings.
Prices are subject to variation and available upon request. Subsidies or discounts are available for certain
entrepreneurial ‘start ups’ or emerging creative talent (all prices exclusive of VAT). There is also availability
for longer term studio rentals at the adjoining Malthouse and Granary buildings.
For prices and all booking enquiries for the boathouse please contact Carole Pluckrose Artistic Director of
Boathouse (CIC) at [email protected] or call Carole on 07412 602141.
For longer term studio rentals please contact Steve Drury on [email protected] or
[email protected] or phone 0208 709 1777.