Ocean Studios is a creative space for the city of Plymouth. Located in the historic surroundings of Royal William Yard, Ocean Studios is home to an array of resident and visiting artists who regularly host workshops, exhibitions and events for Plymouth’s creative community.
By creating a specialist provision in the form of unique managed workshops, Ocean Studios boosts creative enterprise in the city aiming to engage local people in the arts.
Visitors to Ocean Studios can learn new skills in one of our many workshops, relax in our café with a coffee and slice of cake, or make use of the flexible co-work space, ideal for artists, makers, entrepreneurs and businesses and accessible via our membership.
*Additional opening hours for members are available
Accessible parking on site.
Areas of uneven ground in some areas due to heritage restrictions.
Lift access to upper floors.
Disabled toilet facilities available downstairs and upstairs.
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.
Where possible we have improved accessibility by ensuring lift access is available however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.
How to find us
Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.
You can drive, sail or walk to Ocean Studios, Plymouth city centre is 20-minute walk or a 12-minute cycle away. Find us at The Factory Cooperage, opposite Las Iguanas with the red telephone box.
From Plymouth City Centre take A374 to Durnford Street in Stonehouse. From Cornwall take the Tamar Bridge, A38, A3064, B3396 and A374, continue onto Durnford St until you reach the yard. There are plenty of Pay and Display car parking spaces at Royal William Yard.
The number 34 bus travels from the city centre and stops at the Royal William Yard roundabout.
The closest mainline station is Plymouth. Ocean Studios is a 30-minute walk away or a short bus or taxi ride from the train station.
The ferry runs every hour from the Barbican to Royal William Yard, or you can travel from Cornwall on the Cremyll Ferry to Stonehouse.