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The Rattle is located at Tobacco Dock in East London. 



We accept 50 new members every two months.


20 Artists
20 Entrepreneurs
10 'wildcards'

Applications are vetted by an A&R music panel and experts in startup entrepreneurism.




The Rattle is an inspiring place for artists, producers, music tech makers and music entrepreneurs to kick start careers. We provide top tier mentorship alongside music studios and cutting edge practices from startup acceleration. At The Rattle artists and producers can hone their material and performances as well as collaborate on the business of music. Tech makers and music professionals can network and develop as part of a dynamic curated community.

The Rattle is designed for those with talent and drive to become professionals in their field. Passing our selection process will be a badge of honour. Hobbyists need not apply. 

Once you are a member, you can stay a member for as long as you like.

You'll be a Rattler for life.




We provide membership to our community, mentorship and complimentary access to our facilities. It's the same price whether you are a music maker, business maker or tech maker. 

Membership is £250 per month (exc VAT). That's it. Once a member everything is included - the mentorship, access to the recording, writing & rehearsal studios and all-you-can-eat Startup Studio time. 

Each member gets:

  • Coaching from both in-house and visiting mentors.
  • Everyday access to the Startup Studio.
  • Up to 45 hours music studio time per month - if music and audio creation is your business.
  • Member-only workshops, talks, gigs and dinners.
  • Use of meeting rooms.
  • High speed internet.
  • Up to 2 guests at a time (they share your studio allocation).
  • A place to kick start your career.

where is the rattle?

The Rattle @ Tobacco Dock
Wapping Lane

5 mins walk from Wapping Overground
7 mins walk from Shadwell DLR
20 minutes to Dalston, Shoreditch, Peckham & Deptford. 40 minutes to Brixton & Camden.