Studio visits are by appointment only. 

If you’re interested in finding out more please contact estelle@themargateschool.com or ring 01843 838421

Please note that your visit is part of a studio application process and we cannot guarantee a studio before your application form is reviewed.

Free technical assistance is available on these facilities and inductions onto equipment can be arranged with our Studio Manager and Technical coordinator.

 

Studio residents also benefit from discounted access to our short courses, workshops and venue hire—alongside discounts from local businesses.

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By becoming a studio resident you will become part of our School's community, where we encourage collective learning, sustainable practices, and peer support.

We hold regular group inductions on all our equipment, monthly community lunches and are open to community-led ideas to encourage a proactive and friendly environment for learning and conversation.

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Pod Studios

Our pod studios are located on the 1st floor within the studio community. These open-concept studios have natural lighting and you will have fellow creatives as your neighbors.

Pods are 2.4 x 2.4m and come with one plain wall, a shelving wall, and a half wall with a window.

Pod studios are £180 per month.

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Benches

Our bench spaces are located in the heart of the studios on the 1st floor, with easy access to the FabLab equipment and facilities.

Benches are 195 x 85 cm and each one comes with plug sockets, a heater, and a safe (optional)

Benches are £85 per month.

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Accessible Studios

The accessible studios offer ease of access to those with mobility issues and wheelchairs. They are close to the darkrooms, kiln, cafe, and accessible toilets. 

Accessible studios are 2.5 x 2.5m.

Accessible studios are £200 per month.

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Desks

Our newly built desk spaces are on the 2nd floor in a lockable studio space shared with other creatives. This space has natural lighting and a lockable door.

The desk studio fits 4 desks and has easy access to our School's library, computer suite, project space, and a kitchen on the same floor.

Desks are £120 per month.

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Large Studios

Our large studios are located on the first & second floors and offer creatives a more private space to allow free-flowing experimentation without distraction. 

The large studios are 6.1 x 3.5m.

Large studios are £300 per month.

All studio residents get full access to the FabLab facilities included in their rent:

  • Technical assistance 

  • Industrial Sewing Machines

  • Fully equipped wood workshop

  • Laser Cutting 

  • 3D Printing

  • Soldering

  • Fabric Dying (BioLab) 

  • Basic Screen Printing facilities

  • High-Performance Computer Suite + full Adobe Creative Cloud

  • VR equipment

  • Discounted darkroom hire 

  • Discounted Ceramic Kiln hire

  • Communal meeting space / day project space

  • Research Library - see more here