Our Story

Until the advent of mass air travel in the 1950s Southampton was the major UK departure point for those travelling overseas. Although a quay and wharves had previously existed in Southampton, the very first purpose-built docks were constructed in the 1840s for the coming of the railway. It is on this historic site that Harbour Lights stands.

Harbour Lights is a landmark building by architects Burrell Foley Fischer which first opened its doors in February 1995. The design clearly celebrates the heritage of Southampton docks, its famous Ocean Terminal and the heyday of glamorous travel by luxury liner. Recipient of a Civic Trust Commendation in 1997 and shortlisted for a RIBA award for architecture, the cinema itself was voted Britain's Best-Loved Independent Cinema in 2000 by the readers of Empire Magazine - the first and only time they awarded such a title.

Harbour Lights Picturehouse
Southampton
Ocean Village
Southampton
SO14 3TL

Opening Times

The cinema will open at least 30 minutes before the start of the first film each day.

Ticket Prices

Peak

Tuesday - Friday from 17.00.
All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Adult    £10.50 

Member    £8.50 

Retired    £8.50 

Retired Member    £6.50 

Student    £8.50 

Student Member    £6.50 

Child    £6.75 

Family*    £29.00 

Matinees & Late-nights

Tuesday – Friday before 17.00

Adult    £8.50 

Member    £6.50 

Retired    £7.50 

Retired Member    £5.50 

Student    £7.50 

Student Member    £5.50 

Child    £5.75 

Family*    £26.00 

Happy Mondays

Every Monday
(except Bank Holidays)

Adult    £7.50 

Member    £5.50 

Retired    £7.50 

Retired Member    £5.50 

Student    £7.50 

Student Member    £5.50 

Child    £5.50 

Family*    £22.00 


We add a 70p booking fee per ticket (excluding tickets for Picturehouse Members) to bookings made online or over the phone. This fee doesn't apply to tickets you buy in person at the cinema.

3D films cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses (you can buy these at the cinema for an extra 70p, or bring your own).

*Family tickets are for four people, at least two of whom must be under 15. Not applicable to premium-priced screenings.


Have a question about our prices? We might have the answer in our FAQs.


Clubs & Groups

Autism-Friendly    £2.50 per person
Our Autism-Friendly screenings take place on the third Sunday of the month. At these screenings, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming for people with a range of conditions such as autism, learning disabilities and cognitive disorders.

Big Scream   £6.50
The Big Scream club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. The Big Scream at Harbour Lights takes place on Wednesdays at 10.30.

Kids' Club    £2.50 per person
The Kids' Club is every Saturday at 11.00. Doors open at 10.30.

Toddler Time   £3 (accompanying adults free)
Join us on Mondays at 11.30 for 30 minutes of episodes for preschool children and their parents and carers. A great way to introduce your toddler to the experience of the cinema!

Dementia-Friendly   £4 per person, with free tickets for accompanying carers.
Our Dementia-Friendly screenings are open to all but cater especially for people living with dementia. Free tea/coffee and biscuits are served before the film, and there's also a short interval. Click here for upcoming screenings.

Vintage Sundays   £5 Members / £8 general admission
Classic films back on the big screen where they belong. Click here for upcoming shows.

Discover   £5 Members / £8 general admission
Discover stunning cinema. Each week the Picturehouse film team champion one must-see film. Click here for upcoming shows.

Silver Screen   £6.70
A free-to-join club for the over-60s. Members can enjoy a free tea or coffee and biscuits at the weekly Silver Screen shows. Silver Screen runs Mondays-Fridays before 14.00. Non-members are welcome - the usual ticket prices apply.

Screen Arts   ticket prices vary
Bringing world-class productions of theatre, ballet, opera and live music to the big screen.

Location

Travel Information

By Bus

The following bus routes run close to the cinema: 3, X4, 6, 11, 17, U1A, U1C, U1E, U1W, U6C.

By Train

The nearest station is Southampton Central (30-minute walk).

By Bike

Southampton is a bike-friendly city. You can plan your route here.

By Car

There is a small car park around the cinema that is free for customers. The barriers to the car park open 15 minutes before our doors open and close 15 minutes following the end of the final film. For information on additional local parking go to southampton.gov.uk.

Harbour Lights Gallery

Harbour Lights Gallery