Our Story

First opened in 1937, the Regal cinema was redeveloped as a two-screen ABC movie theatre in 1972 and operated as such until it closed in 1997. The site was taken on by Wetherspoons and reopened in 1999, with a pub on the ground floor and the three-screen Arts Picturehouse taking over the remaining space. The opening of the Arts Picturehouse coincided with the closure of the Arts Cinema in Market Passage, which had previously been the home of art-house cinema in Cambridge. Since then the Arts Picturehouse has championed art-house and repertory film, and plays host to the annual Cambridge Film Festival.

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge
38–39 St Andrew's Street

Opening Times

The cinema will open 30-minutes before the start of the first film each day. Mon-Sat: 09.30, Sun: 10.30.

Ticket Prices

Weekend &
Bank Holidays

Fridays from 17.00.
All day Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays.

Adult    £12.80 

Member    £10.80 

Retired    £11.80 

Retired Member    £9.80 

Student    £11.80 

Student Member    £9.80 

Child    £8.10

Family*    £32.40 


Tuesday – Thursday
from 17.00

Adult    £12.40 

Member    £10.40 

Retired    £11.40 

Retired Member    £9.40 

Student    £11.40 

Student Member    £9.40 

Child    £7.90 

Family*    £31.60 


Tuesday – Friday
before 17.00

Adult    £10.60 

Member    £8.60

Retired    £9.60 

Retired Member    £7.60 

Student    £9.60

Student Member    £7.60 

Child    £7.10

Family*    £28.40 

Happy Mondays

Every Monday
(except Bank Holidays)

Adult    £7.70 

Member    £5.70 

Retired    £7.70 

Retired Member    £5.70 

Student    £7.70 

Student Member    £5.70 

Child    £5.70 

Family*    £22.80 

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

Big Scream   £8.60
The Big Scream club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. The Big Scream at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse takes place on Wednesdays at 11.00.

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 Monday-Saturday at 10.00 and Sundays at 10.30 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 Tuesdays & Thursdays before 17.00. 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.


Travel Information

By Bus

The following bus routes run close to the cinema: Trumpington Park & Ride, Madingley Road Park & Ride, 7, 8, 1, 3, 75.

By Train

The nearest train station Cambridge railway station (20-minute walk).

For up-to-date travel information, please visit nationalrail.co.uk.

By Bike

Cycling in Cambridge is one of the best ways to see the city.

To plan your route to our cinema by bike, please see the Official Cambridge Cycling Map.

By Car

Only multistorey car parks and nearby paid street parking are available.

Arts Gallery

Arts Gallery