Ark T is a small but vital life force in Cowley, I am wholly dedicated to the team and the community and want to see the centre grow into a sustainable hub for creativity and positive change, built on its unique reputation and incredible history.

Director of the Ark T Centre ~ Emmy O’Shaughnessy


Creating space for the arts

The Ark T Centre is a creative arts project that believes that the Arts and creativity are important vehicles for people to discover new things about themselves and so unlock their potential to create change.  We are a registered charity and a community of people and artists from different disciplines and backgrounds working together committed to creating space for the arts.

It is committed to creating space for artists to develop their own vocation in a liberating environment that encourages mutual collaboration, understanding and involvement in the local and wider community.

It is dedicated to creating and transforming space for people of different age, gender, culture and tradition to express themselves through the arts in order to discover new things about themselves and other people.


Workshops and Projects

It’s home to a whole range of ventures; creative workshops, dance workshops & music classes.

Workshops and Classes



Resources for the community

There’s a recording studio for young musicians, rehearsal space for theatre and dance, a performance and concert area and studios for a group of resident artists. Camerados Living Room is the new Café, at the heart of the Centre, provides space for people to meet each other and enjoy delicious home cooked food, or just relax with a cup of coffee.


Playspace @ Ark-T is a fun outdoor play area, open to all.

Studio space is given to a group of resident artists and in return for their studio space the artists help to develop the vision of the Centre, enabling others to explore the Arts and their own creative skills.

Opening times

These are the normal opening hours but times may sometimes vary depending on staff availability.

Monday  10:00 to 16:00

Tuesday  10:00 to 16:00

Wednesday  10:00 to 16:00

Thursday 10:00 to 16:00

Friday 10:00 to 16:00

Saturday  09:30 to 13:00

Sunday Closed



Key Policies





Privacy Notice – how we protect your personal data


Our Partners

We are proudly supported by: Oxford City Council, European Social Fund, Children In Need, Youth Music and Oxfordshire Community Foundation and a wide range of other organisations.

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