Barkston House

Barkston House is an office building on an industrial estate in Holbeck, an inner city area of Leeds.

East Street Arts occupies seven units on the building’s third floor. With the help of the wonderful community of artists we work with we’ve turned this floor into a dynamic hub of creative activity home to 40 studio spaces, Leeds only dedicated ceramics facility, a classroom and two residency spaces.

What makes these studios so unique is the vibrant and supportive community of artists and creative practitioners who work there. Barkston House is a space for creatives of all disciplines, abilities and backgrounds to develop work and build relationships.


Barkston House is located in Holbeck, an easy 10 minute drive from the city centre or 20 minute bus ride from Leeds bus station. Situated on the edge of Holbeck Urban Village, Barkston House is also easily accessible from the motorway (M621).


Free onsite parking


Barkston is unique in that it houses the only dedicated ceramics facility in Leeds, giving users access to a plaster room, kilns, sinks and specialist equipment 24 hours a day.

24/7 access
Lift access to all floors

Private enclosed studios
Open plan shared studios
Sinks in each room

Ceramic facility:
Onsite technician available
Plaster room
Specialist equipment

Toilets, bathrooms and shower facilities:
Accessible toilets on each floor

The East Street Arts studio holder experience

Artist support is at the heart of everything that East Street Arts does. We work with artists on an individual basis utilising our skills, knowledge and networks to help artists and groups in their development. As a studio holder you can benefit from one on one support sessions, access to a network of over 400 artists worldwide and a range of paid opportunities for artists.

Get in touch with us to discuss Barkston House and available spaces at 

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