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

Half an hour before the first performance of the day.

Ticket Prices

Weekend &
Bank Holidays

All day on Saturday & Sunday, 17.00 onwards
on Friday & bank holidays.

Adult    £12.10 

Member    £9.10 

Retired    £11.10 

Retired Member    £8.10 

Student    £11.10 

Student Member    £8.10 

Child    £8.40 

Family*    £33.60 

(four people, including at least two children)


Films starting from 17.00 onwards
on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Adult    £11.20 

Member    £8.20 

Retired    £10.20

Retired Member    £7.20 

Student    £10.20

Student Member    £7.20 

Child    £8.20 

Family*    £32.80
( four people, including at least two children)


Films starting before 17.00
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Adult    £9.50 

Member    £6.50 

Retired    £8.50 

Retired Member    £5.50 

Student    £8.50 

Student Member    £5.50 

Child    £7.50 

Family*    £30.00
(four people, including at least two children)

Happy Mondays

All day on Monday (excluding bank holidays)

Adult    £7.90 

Member    £4.90 

Retired    £7.90 

Retired Member    £4.90 

Student    £7.90 

Student Member    £4.90 

Child    £5.90 

Family*    £23.60
(four people, including at least two children)

3D films may 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


Tickets are £3 for all.

Our Autism-Friendly screenings take place on the third Sunday of every 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.

Watch with Baby   

Regular ticket prices apply.

The Watch with Baby club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old.

Watch with Baby takes place on Mondays at 12.00-13.00. Babies go free.

Adults are only admitted if accompanying a baby.

Kids' Club  

Tickets are £3 for all.

The Kids' Club is every Saturday at 11.00. Doors open at 10.30.

Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Toddler Time   

Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Join us every other Saturday at 10.45 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! Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.


Tickets are £4 for all.

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.

Discover & Rediscover 

Free for Members (£8 general admission).

Classic films back on the big screen where they belong. Click here for upcoming shows.

Silver Screen  


Silver Screen is a free-to-join club for the over-60s.

Enjoy discounted tickets and free tickets and a free tea or filter coffee at our Silver Screen shows.

Silver Screen runs on Thursdays before 17.00. Non-members are welcome - the usual ticket prices apply.

Click here for upcoming screenings.

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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