Studio 3 Arts

Celebrating 30 years of socially-engaged, co-created art

Welcome to Studio 3 Arts

Studio 3 Arts is a non-profit organisation.

Our mission is to put local people at the centre of everything we do. We will be ambitious and create brilliant, challenging and relevant work that acknowledges and responds to the barriers that prevent arts participation.

Our vision is a world where everyone has access to outstanding art.


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“Love is more than just a game for two. Especially when there’s an elephant in the room.”

‘I Wanna Be Yours’ a new play by Zia Ahmed

Monday 21 October, 7pm at Studio 3 Arts



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Celebrate art and events in Barking’s public spaces!

Explore the borough’s creativity this autumn. Read more >>

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Spoken, Not Stirred x Livewire open-mic

From September 2019 onwards, Spoken, Not Stirred and Livewire will be combined in one special night on each second Thursday of each month at Studio 3 Arts.

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Youth Parade: After Party!

Join us on 22 September at Future Youth Zone to wrap up the Youth Parade’s celebrations with an after party! Free entry and all welcome!

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Come and see our new venue at Vicarage Field Shopping Centre!

We have a new space at Unit 46 in Vicarage Field Shopping Centre and we will be running all our Family Fun activities there from now on!

See more info here >>

Take a Seat!

Sponsor a seat in our theatre

We need sponsors to to help us raise money to go towards the running costs and the third phase of the project. Would you like to sponsor a seat?

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Changing the Boundary

After securing £1million in funding from the Arts Council and the GLA we will be temporarily moving out of our building whilst it’s transformed into a world class arts centre!


Civil Blood is a new project for young people led by New Adventures and Studio 3 Arts, inspired by the main themes in Matthew Bourne's world premiere production Romeo and Juliet. Civil Blood was performed at Sadler’s Wells on 19th August 2019. Read more

Spoken, Not Stirred is Barking's vibrant and enthralling open mic night for poets, non poets and kind of poets alike. More >>

Studio 3 Arts present Livewire, our monthly open mic music event at The Broadway theatre Barking. More >>

Participants from Studio 3 Arts flagship project Big Deal talk about their experiences on the project.
Odair and Jordan's journey in the dance competition part 1. Filmed by Odair and Jordan Edited by our volunteer editor Lanre Sodiende

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