Our Story

In 1910 the Electric Picture Palace opened on the site of former stables in Venn Street, Clapham. This was followed in 1919 with plans for a much grander venue, The Coliseum, with an entrance directly onto Clapham High Street. Unfortunately the company ran into financial difficulties and the cinema never opened. However, the façade of the 1919 rebuild survived and can still be seen on the corner of Clapham High Street and Venn Street.  The site was turned into a snooker hall and remained so until 1992, when the three-screen Clapham Picturehouse opened – the first new-build venue in the group.

The opening coincided with a resurgence of cinema, and the Picturehouse quickly became a cultural and social landmark in the area. In 2003 a fourth screen was added and the bar was extended. Today Venn Street and the Picturehouse are at the heart of a bright, bustling and vibrant Clapham community.

Clapham Picturehouse
76 Venn St
Clapham, London

Opening Times

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.

Ticket Prices

Weekends &
Bank Holidays

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

Adult £14.50

Member £12.50 

Retired £13.50 

Retired Member £11.50 

Student £13.50 

Student Member £11.50 

Child £8.30 

Family* £33.20 


Tuesday – Thursday
from 17.00

Adult £14.10 

Member £12.10 

Retired £13.10 

Retired Member £11.10

Student £13.10

Student Member £11.10 

Child £8.10 

Family* £32.40 


Tuesday – Friday
before 17.00

Adult £11.50 

Member £9.50 

Retired £10.50 

Retired Member £8.50 

Student £10.50 

Student Member £8.50 

Child £7.50 

Family* £30.00 

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

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   £9.50
The Big Scream club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. The Big Scream at Clapham Picturehouse takes place on Thursdays & Sundays 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 Sundays at 10.30 and 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   £6.90
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: 88, 417, 249, N155, 50, 155, 322, 345, N137.

By Train

The nearest train station is Clapham High Street (8-minute walk).

By Tube

The nearest tube station is Clapham Common Underground Station (1-minute walk, Northern line).

By Car

Please note there is limited car parking space in the area. For more information please visit lambeth.gov.uk.

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