27th May 2021

Taking place over two weekends – 25-27 June and 2-4 July – Cockpit Summer Festival 2021 marks the first time in 18 months that we’ll be welcoming customers and friends back to our studios.

Anyone who’s visited Cockpit knows that there’s nowhere quite like it. Our atmospheric studios right in the heart of London’s creative centres in Deptford and Holborn, are home to 150 of the country’s finest makers, designers and craftspeople.

That’s why it’s been so hard being closed to the public over 18 long months – and why we’ve planned something very special for our Summer Festival this June and July.

new collections – new products – new pieces – new makers
Over 30 new makers to share with you along with unseen pieces and new collections from all your favourites. A rare chance to visit makers in their studios – be the first to spot new work, meet new talent.


Book your tickets now

Entry to Holborn and Deptford studios is free but with pre-booked tickets only.
This allows us to welcome everyone back in safe numbers for both weekends. Please book for every day and location you wish to attend.

Holborn Tickets 25-27 June  

Deptford Tickets 2-4 July


We’ve put together a programme of bookable Studio Tours and online conversations in our Maker to Maker Talks, giving insider glimpses into the secrets of exceptional craftsmanship. Please browse our full Summer Festival programme below for more details, costs and tickets.

Six makers are taking part in The Big Make – where you can watch in real time – on Instagram @cockpitarts – the creation of a new piece from start to finish, across the course of the Festival.

We’ve sharing links to makers’ taster workshops sessions … and summer wouldn’t be summer without Cockpit’s Secret Postcard Sale.

Summer Festival Programme