We’re hoping it stays at Poundland prices…
Catford Mews is a brand new independent entertainment venue in Lewisham, and one with a rather unusual past. The name pays tribute to the original Catford Mews, which closed years ago and then became home to Poundland. Now, it’s had a slightly more glamorous makeover, as you can see…
The venue (which opens Wednesday, 25th September) will provide a multi-screen cinema, as well as live entertainment space for music and comedy. It will also be host to a café, a bar, a pop-up food market, a community room, and eventually co-working areas and exhibition space. What doesn’t this venue have?!
With a strong focus on the local community, the new cultural space will spearhead a revival of the Catford Centre, creating a destination in its own right for all ages to enjoy.
Really Local Group, developers behind the project, hope that the stage and performance equipment provided will encourage local collectives, artists, groups and even schools to become part of the diverse Catford Mews programme.
Upcoming highlights include the venue’s first Halloween event, where Catford Mews will collaborate with South London based We Do Good Disco to host a themed Disco evening.
The cinema is the first multiscreen in Lewisham in almost twenty years, offering 220 seats across three screens, which are fully accessible to viewers of all needs.
While screenings may not quite remain at Poundland prices, the cinema still aims to be affordable and inclusive. Tickets will cost between £4.99 and £9.99, with additional concessionary discounts available. From 27 September the cinema will introduce a weekly Family Favourites screening on Sunday mornings, with tickets priced at £2 per person. Quite the bargain if you ask us!
As well as showing many of the films currently available in mainstream cinemas, free screenings of Tucked and The Fox and Other Tales will take place at the venue, as part of the Catford Film Festival.
And if all of these amenities aren’t enough to inspire your visit, the variety of food on offer certainly will be. Local traders at the venue’s food market will include Vegan Scandi Inspired Deli by Daun’s Deli, a fresh new take on Jamaican patties by Patty Man, popular Japanese dishes of Kara-agé Chicken and Kara-agé Tofu by FUSÉ and vegan doughnuts by Bears Dough.
This can all be washed down with a pint of Catford Mews beer from local Brockley Brewery, which will also be available at the bar in the coming months 🍻. Since it’s now confirmed that the Bakerloo Line will extend to Lewisham by 2029, we have no doubt that this is just the start of Catford’s rise as an entertainment hotspot!
Location: 32 Winslade Way, Catford Centre, London, SE6 4JU. Nearest stations are Catford and Catford Bridge Station. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: opens Wednesday 25 September. Hours vary.
Entry: varies depending on activity. Memberships will get you cheaper prices!
More information: from their website.
Featured image: Taran Wilkhu Photography.