Autism-Friendly Screenings

Picturehouse's regular Autism-Friendly screenings

Alicia López Ríos

22 Sep 22

Our relaxed Autism Friendly screenings are adapted in a variety of ways to help reduce anxiety and over-stimulation and ensure a safe, enjoyable cinema experience for people with autism, learning difficulties and/or other sensory sensitivities.

The full list of our upcoming screenings can be found here. Screenings are updated regularly.

What to expect at the screening

These screenings take place in the morning when the venue is quieter and a number of adaptations will be in place to ensure they are accessible to those within the neurodivergent communities and their families, friends and carers.

The adaptations are:

What we show

Autism Friendly Screenings of older family films

All participating Picturehouse cinemas hold Autism Friendly screenings of older family films on the third Sunday of every month. These are often animated films and as these films are not new releases, tickets are charged at the reduced rate of £3.30 per person.

Please see below for a full list of participating cinemas.

Autism Friendly Screenings of new releases

We are starting to introduce Autism Friendly Screenings for select new releases. These will either be on Sunday mornings or weekday mornings to give provision for community groups looking for accessible day trips. 

Tickets for these screenings will be at the regular price (ticket prices vary across our different cinemas; please see the 'Information' page of the cinema you wish to attend for details of ticket prices).

As these films are new releases, dates for screenings cannot be set to a specific day of the month, so please check our Autism Friendly listings to find out what is playing and when. Screenings will be updated regularly.

Find out what is screening and book tickets for all Autism Friendly screenings here.

Autism Friendly Screenings of older family films: participating cinemas list


The Ritzy, Brixton 

East Dulwich Picturehouse

Greenwich Picturehouse

Stratford East Picturehouse

Hackney Picturehouse 

Crouch End Picturehouse

Clapham Picturehouse

West Norwood Library & Picturehouse

Fulham Road

Bromley Picturehouse


Duke's at Komedia, Brighton

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

Exeter Picturehouse

Cinema City, Norwich

Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford

Harbour Lights, Southampton

Little Theatre Cinema, Bath

City Screen, York

Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool