Join our Venue Community

For over 20 years now, Deptford High Street has been at the heart of our annual festival and each year we welcome new venues into the fold! Sign up, if you would like to be part of the festival trail!

Local businesses, venues, spaces, residential homes…

In the past Deptford X festival has featured over 60 venues in and around Deptford and New Cross – anything from the local library to the butchers, phone boxes to GP waiting rooms, front gardens and porches and even the local gym.

We know it’s been a difficult time for local businesses and we are really keen for our festival map to guide people to your establishment so that they can enjoy something displayed in your window by one of our artists while they grab a coffee or do a quick spot of shopping.

Local Residents can participate too!

If you have a garden, a balcony, a window or door that an artist can make use then we would love to hear from you.

There is also an opportunity for residents to take part using their own space – if this sounds more like you then be sure to sign up here!

Once Fringe applications open, we will be hosting “Fringe Socials” these are online/in-person events where artists and venue owners can be introduced to each other, it’s also the place where you can ask the Deptford X team more questions about this year’s festival. We can talk to you about health & saftey, curatorial questions, marketing, promotion, anything you may have questions on.

Keep an eye on our News page for details on when these socials will take place.


Sign up here: Venue Community

Venues for artists:


  • Here you can find a list of venues who have specifically registered to show Fringe projects in 2023. It’s up to you to approach them with your project, or any other venues in Deptford, to secure a space to show your work.
  • Your venue must be secured when you submit your Fringe application.
  • You can find more information about situating your Fringe project here.


Venues who have participated before:

9Round Kickboxing, Ahoy Centre, Albany Theatre, Art Hub Gallery, Artworks Creekside, Black Horse Pub, Buster Mantis, Chickpea, Creekside Centre, Commando Temple, DAGE, Deli X, Deptford Cinema, Deptford Does Art, Deptford Lounge, Deptford Market Yard, Deptford Quirk, Dirty Apron, Dungarees Coffee, English Flowerhouse, Festa Sul Prato, Full Nelson, Goldsmiths College, Greenhouse Deptford, Hanks, Harts Lane Studios, Heaps, Isla Ray, Iyouall Store & Iya Studio, Kids Love Ink, Lewisham Arthouse, Leander Hall, Little Nan’s Bar, Little Faiths Bar, Lomond Coffee, London Velo, Mama’s Jerk, Matchstick Theatre, Mousetail Coffee, Mughead Coffee, New Cross Learning, No50 Friendly Street, Old Police Station, Panda Panda, SE8 Gallery, Sister Midnight Records, St Nicholas Church, St Pauls Church, Stockton, Taproom SE8, Twinkle Park, The 999 Club, The Albany, The Birds Nest Pub, The Bohemians Salon, The Bunker Club, The Copper Tea, The Dog & Bell, The Duke Pub, The Job Centre Pub, The Tapas Room, The Waiting Room, Tidemill Academy, Trinity Laban, U+I, Villages Brewery, Vanguard Estate Community Centre, Waldron Health Center, Wavelengths Leisure Centre