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 

There is a £1.50 booking fee per transaction for telephone and online bookings. This fee does not apply to Picturehouse Members, or to tickets purchased in person at the cinema.

3D films cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses. These cost an additional 70p and can be purchased at the cinema if you do not have your own.

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

Tickets for Discover and Vintage Sundays screenings are £5 for Members (£8 general admission).

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


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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