ACAVA provides studios in a wide variety of buildings, many converted from industrial factory premises, others from offices and shops, a school, a vicarage, a laundry and potting sheds. It has also built some of the few purpose designed studios developed in recent years.

East London

Flying Angel

287 Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town
London London E16 3BY

10 purpose designed, self-contained studios with good natural light, individual sinks and separate electricity meters ranging from 197sq ft to 298sq ft. There are opportunities for paid employment on projects developed by ACAVA and Look Ahead...

Limehouse Studios

Towcester Road
London London E3 3ND

Built originally as Poplar Technical College, this four story building has been used as artists' studios since 1994, ACAVA assuming management with a 21 year lease in November 2013. The building comprises 30,000 sq ft over four floors with excellent...

Mare Street Studios

203-213 Mare Street
London London E8 3QE

A first floor industrial space partitioned to provide 12 semi-contained studios.


Ardleigh Studios

The Old Maltings, Station Road
Ardleigh, Colchester Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7RT

Former industrial premises in the village of Ardleigh near Colchester, converted by Mother Studios in 2015 to provide 34 workspaces. Acquired by ACAVA in December 2017.

East Gate Studios

5 East Gate, Harlow
Essex Essex CM20 1HP

Just round the corner from the original Gatehouse Arts premises, East Gate provides a second street front gallery and a further 10 studios.