// We are a collective welcoming all who wish to engage with black & white darkroom photographic processes in a communal & supportive environment. The Gate Darkroom is a not-for-profit community interest company that runs the darkroom for its members and all who wish to have access to these resources.

// For over six years the Gate has operated a darkroom at Bond House, New Cross Gate, Lewisham, with the help and encouragement of ASC Studios a charity that supports the visual arts.

// In May 2017 the Gate moved to Thames-Side Studios. Located beside the river just east of Greenwich, Thames-Side Studios is the largest single-site studio provider in the UK. With over 460 studios it is home to an impressive array of artists, makers and designers and includes Thames-Side Print Studio and London Sculpture Workshop. There are also galleries and cafes, an education space and hot-desking area.

// The new darkroom was opened in August 2017. It has seven black & white enlargers from 35mm to 5×4 formats, one small and two large sinks, dryers for both fibre and resin-coated paper, a film drying cabinet, dry mount press, light box etc, all on ground floor level.  There is natural light in the studio.

// Membership costs £80 per month, with a three month initial commitment (£240), and this provides unlimited use of the darkroom on a 24/7 basis and includes all essential chemicals.

// Additional costs: £30 for full 3 hour induction (compulsory) & £20 refundable key deposit.

// One day and weekend workshops introducing film & darkroom photography as well as pinhole, photograms and cyanotype processes are held regularly and members receive special reductions.   Details of forthcoming workshops & events here.

// Members receive a 5% reduction at Paralax and Process Supplies

// Sessional use on an ad-hoc basis may be arranged for non-members.  Please contact us for availability and prices.

// Tube North Greenwich (Jubilee Line, Zone 2), Free parking (plenty of it!)
Bus 472, 161, 180, 177, Rail Woolwich Dockyard / Charlton (direct to Deptford & Cannon Street)

Unit 0 – Studio 003 Thames-Side Studios Harrington Way Warspite Road Royal Borough of Greenwich London SE18 5NR

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The Gate Darkroom CIC


// Email:  thegatedarkroom@gmail.com