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Lewisham Arthouse moved to our present location, the former Deptford Central Library in 1992. This grade-2 listed building donated to the people by Andrew Carnegie in 1914. In 1992. Lewisham Council agreed with the Friends of Deptford Library: not to sell the building for redevelopment, and to retain community usage through Lewisham Arthouse.
You can hire Lewisham Arthouse space as an affordable location for events, exhibitions, filming, meetings, projects, rehearsals or workshops. We offer competitive rates to commercial enterprises and flexible, subsidised rates to non-commercial community organisations, groups or individuals. We are often booked up to 6-12 months in advance.
Our location benefits from DLR, overground, rail and bus links to central and greater London. We offer a unique space with impressive architecture, good natural light, renovated and maintained by an established artist-led co-operative.
For further information please contact us
T: 020 8691 9113
Lewisham Arthouse facilitates and helps organise contemporary art exhibitions and associated events. The Project Space offers the opportunity for artists, curators and community groups to realise experimental works, and contribute towards an ambitious community-led programme.
Lewisham Arthouse is committed to ensure our Project Space is accessible for anyone to hire. We acknowledge that social barriers may influence participation in, and enjoyment of the arts. In an effort to address this in our local communities, our application process is open to everyone, regardless of age or educational background. We particularly welcome applications from non-white, Black, Asian and minority ethnicity individuals and groups.
Our hire fee to use the Project Space is amongst the most affordable in London. Please see our terms and conditions (new link/doc) for full details. If you are a curator, artist or someone with an idea, please get in touch
*The Project Space is now fully booked for the rest of this year. We will be reopening applications on October 1st to find projects for our programme January – July 2020. Proposals will not be considered until after October 1st.*
Hire Fee – rates from October 2018 as follows:
1 week = £250
2 weeks = £400 (making it £200 per week)
3 weeks = £550 (making it £183 per week)
4 weeks = £680 (making it £170 per week)
Pls Note: charities, schools and non profit organisations are entitled to 25% discount.
Send your applications to:
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD
Open Access Dark Room
A fully equipped darkroom for black and white film processing and printing is available for hire. Facilities include one Medium format enlarger and one 35 mm format enlarger. All chemicals and equipment are provided with the booking fee. First time users are required to have an induction as an orientation and information session, which can be done separately or with your first visit. Specialist one-to-one tutorials are available on request.
Please read our full terms and conditions.
For further information and booking please contact us
T: 020 8691 9113
The Arthouse has two ceramics kilns available to studio members and as an open access resource. A packing service is also on offer at an additional cost, alternatively specialist one-to-one tutorials on kiln packing and firing are available upon request.
View further information Kiln hire and use information
Please read our full terms and conditions
For further information and booking contact us
T. 020 8691 9113