Nestled in the heart of Lewes and the South Downs National Park, Depot is a contemporary independent three-screen cinema and stylish café-restaurant with gardens and terrace.

It offers an innovative programme of mainstream, art house and independent films; world cinema, documentaries and classic films; along with special events, guest speakers and workshops. The restaurant has an ever-evolving seasonal menu, showcasing a variety of local ingredients – including a fantastic selection of local beers and ales.

With sustainability at its core, Depot strives to be an exemplar of sustainable business, both as a local venue and in the wider cinema industry, to achieve the lowest possible environmental impact. Depot was conceived and is operated along the principles of accessibility for all and environmental and social sustainability. The venue serves as a focal point for the community, and includes private hire facilities.

You’ll love

  • The modern, comfortable, contemporary three-screen cinema
  • Stylish restaurant offering a variety of dishes using local and seasonal ingredients, and a good selection of vegan and vegetarian meals.

Depot’s location adjacent to Lewes train station, providing easy travel access from Brighton, Glynde, Eastbourne and Seaford.

When to visit

Depot is open all year round. In the summer months, the outdoor garden becomes a hive of activity.


There are weekly subtitled-captioned screenings for the hard impaired, autism-friendly and relaxed screenings, an parent & baby screenings. All public areas are wheelchair accessible. Bike shed for cyclists.

While you’re in the area

  • Railway Land Wildlife Trust
  • Southover Grange Gardens
  • Lewes Castle

Dalliance Weekend Festival © Depot

Dalliance Weekend Festival © Depot

Delicious food on the menu at Depot

Delicious food on the menu at Depot

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