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


General 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.


Operations Manager

Jade has a background in events and duty management. She seconds Annette as the 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.


Duty Manager

Megan has just completed a Masters in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and she also works in the Musical Theatre department at the Royal Academy of Music. She designs and creates escape rooms, often for training purposes. Find any theatre that’s immersive and Megan will be there!


Duty Manager

Sophia is currently developing her own company, using physical theatre techniques for CPD and community groups. As an American, she is able create this practice through the endorsement of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she just completed her MA in Applied Theatre. Prior to moving to London, she trained as an actor in New York, where she also found her love for food and good coffee. Her heart, though, remains with her two dogs in California.


Tamara & Steph

Duty Managers


Premises Team

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


Hothouse at Deptford Lounge

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