Strengthening links with the Community

Deptford Lounge is an award-winning community hub with a range of services and facilities available for all to use.

The Albany is working in partnership with Lewisham Council to provide management of the Lounge and to develop its community programmes.

The Albany is South East London’s leading arts centre offering a programme of theatre, comedy, music, spoken word and much more, situated a two minute walk from Deptford Lounge in Douglas Way.

All spaces on each level are fully accessible for wheelchair users with accessible toilets and shower facilities also available.

Deptford Lounge has been purpose built to cater for all members of the community irrespective of age, ability or special needs. All services offered at the complex have been designed with accessibility in mind. Read more about accessibility at Deptford Lounge.

Situated in the heart of the community, Deptford Lounge is located on Giffin Square, just off Deptford’s bustling high street.

We are just two minutes’ walk from step-free Deptford Station and five minutes’ walk from New Cross Station. With multiple bus routes, Deptford Lounge is an easy commute from anywhere in London.

Meet the team


Operations Manager

Annette oversees the Albany’s work and the staff team at the Deptford Lounge.
Annette has many years of operational experience, starting her career at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and later moving to London working as a Front of House Manager and then as a Theatre Manager.



Deputy Operations Manager

Nico has a background in events management and humanitarian logistics. His professional life started in Paris at la Gaite Lyrique before being deployed abroad in the logistics team of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). He is now seconding Annette as the Deputy Operations Manager at the Deptford Lounge, ensuring the smooth running of the building and a great experience for the public.


Rob & Lilly

Sales & Bookings

Rob and Lilly head up our space hire across Deptford Lounge, the Albany and Canada Water Culture Space. Between them they have a vast breadth of experience in both corporate and community businesses.


Community Arts Assistant

Jake is Deptford Lounge’s Community Arts Assistant who supports the development and delivery of both events and in house projects.He has strong interpersonal skills and is keen pursuit a career in artist management and corporate events.


Sales and Events Assistant


Duty Manager

Mick has worked at the Lounge from day one, first in security and then as a Duty Manager.


Duty Manager

Duty Manager Natalie has past experience in leisure management and property sales.




Premises Team

Emmanuel, Elizania, Iliane, Rui, Iaia, Sirem, Fatima, Flavio

Hothouse at Deptford Lounge

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