Our Story

Opened in 1996, Exeter Picturehouse sits within the city walls on the site of a 1930s bus garage. During exploration prior to redevelopment, the ground was found to contain Roman artefacts. Architects Burrell Foley Fischer designed a stylish, modern cinema in sympathy with its historic location, and which had to take into account its position on a steep hill. The light and airy first-floor café-bar offers sweeping views over the Devonshire countryside.

Exeter Picturehouse
51 Bartholomew Street West

Opening Times

12-noon or half an hour before the first feature, whichever is earlier.

Ticket Prices

Weekend &
Bank Holidays

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

Adult    £11.80 

Member    £9.80 

Retired    £10.80 

Retired Member    £8.80 

Student    £10.80 

Student Member    £8.80 

Child    £8.10 

Family*    £32.40 


Tuesday – Thursday
from 17.00

Adult    £10.90 

Member    £8.90 

Retired    £9.90

Retired Member    £7.90 

Student    £9.90

Student Member    £7.90 

Child    £7.90 

Family*    £31.60 


Tuesday – Friday
before 17.00

Adult    £9.20 

Member    £7.20 

Retired    £8.20 

Retired Member    £6.20 

Student    £8.20 

Student Member    £6.20 

Child    £7.20 

Family*    £28.80 

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 every Sunday. 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   £7.20
The Big Scream club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. The Big Scream at Exeter Picturehouse takes place on Mondays at 12.00-13.00.

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 on Saturdays at 10.45 and Monday at 11.15 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 on 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: A, B, E, G, Green, L, P.

By Train

The nearest stations are Exeter St Thomas (7-minutes walk) and Exeter Central (10-minutes walk).

Check the National Rail website for up-to-date travel information.

By Bike

There is a secure bike rack in front of the cafe bar entrance.

By Car

There is limited parking space in the area. For more information please visit the Exeter City Council website.

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