Visiting the O N C A Barge

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the need for organisations to implement social distancing measures, the ONCA Barge is closed until further notice. For more information please read our full statement below.

Coronavirus Statement


Please email if you would like to pop in, as the ONCA Barge is not always staffed.


The address is: The Waterfront, Brighton BN2 5UU

Local public transport: From central Brighton, the No 7 bus runs every 6 minutes daytime with the night bus running twice an hour throughout the night. Services 7, 21, 21B, 25C, 47, 52 & 57. 01273 886200 /

Parking: The Brighton Marina multi-storey car park offers free parking. Time limits and height restrictions (1.85m) apply Disabled parking spaces are located on the ground floor of the MSCP (East & West Ends) with more spaces located on Level 6, connecting the overhead walkway direct to the Boardwalk restaurants.

Once at the Marina: Head towards the area called the Boardwalk,  follow signs to the Wetherspoons West Quay Pub, once you locate the pub head toward the boats, look down and you should see ONCA’s bright red boat!


The disabled ramp is located next to McDonalds to allow access to the Marina Boardwalk. There is another ramp that leads from Marina walkway down to the dock where the Barge is located. However, at low tide the ramp is steep for a wheelchair.

Check tide times here.

The main deck of the ONCA Barge has step-free access, however please note that the lower deck performance space and artist studio are not wheelchair accessible and can only be accessed via stairs. There are 13 steps from the top deck to the lower deck.


There are two accessible toilets on the main deck.


  • Wheelchairs and buggies are welcome
  • ONCA Barge does not have baby changing facilities