Film Seasons & Events at Depot

Artwave: Surrealism Exhibition Open Call

As part of the 2024 Artwave festival (7 – 22 September) Depot will be holding an open exhibition of art created by the public in the Studio.

The theme of this year’s open exhibition at Depot is Surrealism. We are inviting artists of all ages and experience to submit works of art inspired by this theme

Dalliance at Depot

Every Saturday from 17:00
May – September 2024

Depot’s weekly live music & street food extravaganza is back for the summer.

Refugee Week

April – June 2024

In the lead up to Refugee Week, Depot highlights new films depicting the diversity of experiences among refugees and people seeking safety.

Climate Action Festival 2024: Back to Nature

20 – 25 June

Depot’s annual Climate Action! Festival returns for 2024! The theme “Back to Nature”  focuses on how we can reconnect with our environment from the ground up.

Live: The Dockside Barrel Scrapers

Sunday 30 June, 15:00 – 17:00

The Dockside Barrel Scrapers are a joyful orchestral ensemble enthusiastically foraging in the living, organic and ever-expanding world of folk music – comprised of a cello, guitar, bohdran, banjo, fiddle, flute, bass, recorder, whistle, guitarron and weissenborn.

Summer Lectures

Sunday 30 June, Sunday 7 July, & Sunday 14 July

On three Sundays, join expert speakers for lectures exploring summertime in cinema. Topics range from the cultural impact of Jaws; the meaning of summer in French cinema; and horror movies set in the sunlight! Each lecture will be preceded by an accompanying film (booked separately).

Red Herring

Monday 1 July

Director Q&A, plus post-film discussion

In this personal and touching documentary about a life cut short, Vincent walks the line between humour and grief to helm this love letter to the relationships that keep us going through the dark stages of life.

KINO Presents: Students Shorts

Wednesday 10 July

KINO Collective and Varndean College invite you to a selection of their best student films of the year. Nearly two hours of serious talent; expect laughs and tears with a few awards on the side. Plus special guest screenings from BHASVIC!

The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun

Monday 22 July

Rescanned and remastered into a stunning new cinematic experience, hugely influential surfer George Greenough chronicles a revolution that took place in the community during 1968 – the popularisation of shortboard surfing.

Experience remote Australia and hidden California in groundbreaking point-of-view surfing sequences that are utterly unique.

If the Streets Were on Fire

Thursday 1 August

Q&A screening with director Alice Russell, hosted by documentary filmmaker Jerry Rothwell.

Regular Film Clubs at Depot


Depot’s strand dedicated to screening arthouse, independent and cult films while engaging in discussion on issues surrounding film and cinema culture. 

Cinemas of the Mind

Second Monday of each month

A screening with post-film discussion facilitated by Dr Jake Harvey, a forensic psychiatrist, and Jenny Leeburn, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, focusing on the psychological aspects of the film, and the emotional impact on the viewer.

Kino Collective

A group of young people dedicated to sharing an enthusiasm and knowledge of cinema through the hosting of specially selected screenings and events for young adults.

Book to Film Club

May & June 2024

Depot’s Book to Film Club is a relaxed and open space to talk about books and movies. With classics, horror, and sci-fi on the shelf, there’s something for everyone to get their reading glasses on for.

Dementia-Friendly Screenings

June & August 2024

People living with dementia shouldn’t have to give up the things they love, due to inaccessible or unsupportive environments – including visiting a cinema.