Marine Studios meeting space with views
Marine Studios meeting space with views

What is Marine Studios?

Marine Studios is a co-working space for writers and creatives with stunning views over Margate’s Main Sands.

It houses a range of creative freelancers and professionals, a writers’ room and poetry library, and a professional meeting space for board meetings, workshops and small events.

Who is Marine Studios?

Margate’s first co-working space, Marine Studios was created by exhibition design studio HKD in 2009 and is now managed in partnership with Co-relate, Kent Poetry CIC, Dan Thompson Studio and Anthony Rendall-Davis.

Where is Marine Studios?

We are situated between Margate Railway Station and the Turner Contemporary, right by the clocktower and Margate’s Main Sands. See map below.

What do we do?

We support Margate’s creative community with affordable desk space, writers’ resources, workshops, events and more. If you’d like to get involved or find out more, please get in touch.

Arts Council England logo - supported using public funds

First Fridays


First Fridays are back from November 2023.

This event programme at Marine Studios includes exhibitions, talks, games nights, workshops and more.

For details of upcoming events, see our events page.

For past events view the archive.

Two budding writers working together

Support for writers

Oct 23-Oct 24

In October 2023 we received Arts Council funding to create a dedicated work and development space for writers in Thanet and provide a hub for the area’s emerging literary scene.

Aim: To develop an ecosystem for writers to match the scale, calibre and success of the visual arts scene in Margate.