*Note on COVID-19:
You’ve likely seen that the City of Austin issued a local disaster declaration which effectively cancels SXSW. This means that we are no longer able to move forward with Vox Media’s The Deep End. We are deeply disappointed as we love participating in SXSW and have been proud partners with the festival for the past three years. We fully understand and respect the City of Austin’s decision in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and look forward to attending and partnering with SXSW in 2021.
When and where is The Deep End?
The Deep End is a three-day immersive experience, taking place each year during SXSW at The Belmont, 305 W 6th St, Austin, TX.
What does my R.S.V.P. get me?
An R.S.V.P. admits one and allows access to The Deep End during open hours. All public programming within the space for the three days will be available for you to enjoy, as well as sponsor activations and available provisions.
Is The Deep End open all day?
The official hours of The Deep End are 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM each day.
I’m an official SXSW badge holder. Can I attend The Deep End?
Yes! SXSW official credential holders are welcome to attend without having to R.S.V.P. We will have a specified line at check in; please present your badge or wristband at the entrance. Note: Your credential will admit one and must be present for entry. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to capacity.
Is there an age requirement to attend?
Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. IDs will be checked upon entry, so please plan accordingly.
Will there be security at check-in?
Yes, there will be security at check-in. Please allow yourself extra time for a line at the door and the check-in process. We will try to ensure that everyone gets in the door as quickly as possible!
You are welcome to take photos throughout the events, but we ask that you do not use flash photography. There is no recording or live streaming allowed during any of the events. After the event, please respect that everyone has a right to their privacy.
Autographs/Meet & Greets
If talent chooses to interact with fans, it’s up to them and subject to their schedules. Please respect their personal space and privacy of the participants and understand that photos with talent are not guaranteed.