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Cambridge Picturehouse

Contact Us

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

Box Office Number: 0871 902 5720 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge)
General Manager: Keith Gehlert


By Rail

To plan your journey and for up-to-date travel information, please visit the National Rail website. We are a 20-minute walk from Cambridge railway station. From the station, walk straight on Station Road until you come to the junction with Hills Road, then turn right. Stay on Hills Road. It becomes Regent Street and then St Andrew’s Street. We are on the left, above an enormous pub called The Regal.

By Bus

Local buses stop at the Drummer Street bus depot, two minutes’ walk from the cinema. National Express coaches stop on the edge of Parker’s Piece, five minutes’ walk from the cinema.

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.

On Foot

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By Car

We are well served for car parks in the centre of Cambridge. Please see the City Centre Car Park Map for the complete list of parking availability.

Box Office

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.
Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please call 0871 902 5720 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge).

You can book tickets online by clicking on the time of a film.

Admission is subject to our Terms of Admission.



  • Standard £45
  • Retired £40
  • Student £20

Member Plus

  • Standard £80
  • Retired £75

Picturehouse Members enjoy the following benefits and discounts:

  • Free film tickets (four for Individual Members, eight for Members Plus and two for Student Members)*
  • Up to £2 off tickets for a year (the discount is for the Member only, not the whole party**)
  • 10% off the Member’s food and drinks (25% off for Student Members)
  • Picturehouse publications posted to your home (worth £8) (not included in Student Membership)
  • Discounts at all Picturehouse Cinemas nationwide
  • No booking fees

*3D shows carry a supplementary charge of £2, or £1.30 if you are reusing glasses. Free tickets cannot be used for premium-priced events. See our Terms And Conditions for details.

**With Member Plus you can bring up to three guests to any performance at the Members' price. You also get an additional Membership card, so a significant other in your life can make use of the account too!

  • A three month subscription to MUBI to watch films online.
  • 25% off your total bill at Gourmet Burger Kitchen (up to four people, excludes Bluewater)
  • 50% off membership of Shooting People, the network for independent film (new sign ups only)
  • 10% off an annual subscription to Little White Lies movie magazine
  • 10% off your total bill at Hotel Chocolat (in store only)
  • 20% off food at Giraffe, all day Monday – Friday and after 6.00 on Sunday (excludes Castleford, James Street London, King's Cross Station and airports; Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Bank Holidays. One card per table. Not valid for set menus)

Retired Membership
Available to those who are over 60 and retired. You must bring proof of status to the cinema.

Student Membership
Available to those in full-time or part-time secondary or higher education (age 15+), including mature students. You must bring proof of status to the cinema. Find out more

For full details, and to buy or renew your Membership, call 0871 902 5720 or visit your local Picturehouse.

Membership Helpline

Members can call a dedicated helpline for anything concerning their Picturehouse Membership. Whether you want to find out when your Membership expires, check how many free tickets you have left or simply discuss your benefits and renewal options, we are here to help on 020 7733 2229.

Please note that while you can renew your Membership on this helpline, you cannot book tickets on this number. To book tickets, please call 0871 902 5747 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).

Terms and Conditions

Local Partners

20% off punt hires at Scudamore's

Your Arts Picturehouse Membership also entitles you to the following discounts and offers:

£1 off the full-price ticket at Cambridge Modern Jazz Club Creative Music Series

10% off at Ecco
28 Green Street

10% off all DVD purchases at Heffers
20 Trinity Street

Local business offers are subject to change.
Please present your Membership card to take advantage of the offers.

£20 Student Membership

Join to receive free tickets, discounts and much more. It's a no-brainer!

Student Picturehouse Members enjoy the following benefits and discounts:

  • Two free film tickets
  • £5 tickets every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays and premium events)
  • Up to £2 discount on film tickets for a year
  • 25% off the Student Member’s food and drinks
  • Discounts at all Picturehouse Cinemas nationwide
  • Membership of E4 Slackers Club, which gives you access to free monthly previews
  • Plus additional Membership benefits

Student Picturehouse Membership is available to those in full-time or part-time secondary or higher education (age 15+), including mature students. You need to have valid photo student ID to be eligible.

Full Terms and Condition

Call 0871 902 5720 or visit your local Picturehouse for more details. Buy online now and pick up your new Membership card upon presentation of your NUS or student photo ID card at the cinema.

E4 Slackers Club

Every month E4, in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, screens a free film exclusively for students. From previews of the biggest new blockbusters to old-school classics, E4 Slackers Club shows the best movies around.

To become a member, you just need to take your NUS or student photo ID card to any Picturehouse Cinema and sign up for free. If you become a Student Picturehouse Member, you will automatically gain membership of E4 Slackers Club.

Head over to or Facebook for screening dates and competitions.

Students Screen Arts Offer

New for students! Two tickets for £10 on Picturehouse Screen Arts shows. See the best in theatre, dance and opera for the measly sum of £10, and take a mate with you! Screen Arts brings world-class arts productions to your local cinema, in glorious high definition on the big screen.

Only available on the day of the screening. Tickets must be booked in person. This offer is subject to availability.

Gift Cards

Our Gift Cards can be used to buy anything for sale in any Picturehouse Cinema – whether it's a ticket or two for a cracking film, or a cup of coffee in one of our café bars.

They're simple, flexible and top-up-able!

Using Gift Cards at the cinema
You can use your Gift Card to purchase anything for sale. The exact amount will be taken off the card, and any money left over will remain on the card for another time. If there isn’t enough money on the card to cover your purchase, just pay by another method. There are no time limits on the card.

Gift Cards can only be used at Box Office and cannot be used over the phone or online.

Using Gift Cards over the phone

Ticket Prices

Weekend All Day
All day Sat & Sun; all day Bank Holidays

  • Adult £12.00
  • Member £10.00
  • Retired £11.00
  • Retired Member £9.00
  • Student £11.00
  • Student Member £9.00
  • Child £6.50
  • Family £32.00

Weekday Evening
Tue-Fri from 5pm

  • Adult £11.00
  • Member £9.00
  • Retired £10.00
  • Retired Member £8.00
  • Student £10.00
  • Student Member £8.00
  • Child £6.60
  • Family £30.00

Weekday Matinee
Tue-Fri to 5pm

  • Adult £10.00
  • Member £8.00
  • Retired £9.00
  • Retired Member £7.00
  • Student £9.00
  • Student Member £7.00
  • Child £6.50
  • Family £28.00

All day Monday
Except Bank Holidays

  • Adult £7.00
  • Member £5.00
  • Retired £7.00
  • Retired Member £5.00
  • Student £7.00
  • Student Member £5.00
  • Child £5.00
  • Family £19.00

Student Member Mondays (all day) Student Member: £5.00

Silver Screen Club

For the over-60s. Membership is free, and members can enjoy a free tea or coffee and biscuits at the weekly Silver Screen shows. Silver Screen members’ tickets are £6.00 for Silver Screen shows. Non-members are also welcome – the usual ticket prices apply.

Big Scream

For parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday. Tickets are £8, babies come free. Only customers with babies will be admitted.

Toddler Time

For preschool children and their parents and carers. Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults. No adult unaccompanied by a toddler will be admitted.


The unemployed can purchase a ticket at child ticket prices Tuesday to Thursday before 4.00pm.

Kids' Club

For children aged three to 12. Tickets for children and accompanying adults are £2.00 each. No adult unaccompanied by a child will be admitted.

Autism-Friendly Screenings

All tickets for Autism-Friendly Screenings are £3.00

Schools' Screenings

Schools’ screenings are £3.50 per pupil, or £4 for premium films. Accompanying teachers come free.
To request information on our schools' programme or to organise a trip, please contact Trish Sheil: 01223 579 127 /

Community Screenings

£4 for all tickets.
To request a community group visit to a film in our main programme, please contact the Picturehouse Education department.

3D Screenings

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.

Student tickets are available to those in full-time secondary or higher education.

Retired tickets are available to those over 60 who are retired.

Child tickets are available to those under 15.

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

You may be asked for proof of age, which needs to be photographic ID with date of birth. Suitable proof includes a passport or a CitizenCard (details of which are available from the Box Office).

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.

*Includes Silver Screen and Slackers Club members, as well as paid-for Memberships.

Disabled Access

This page explains the current facilities for people with disabilities and is intended to assist you in planning your visit.

Advance Booking
Booking in advance is always a good idea so that our staff can readily provide any assistance you require. Accompanying carers are eligible for a free ticket. We will be pleased to reserve wheelchair spaces or seats in any particular part of the auditorium if this is helpful.

Customers with Limited Mobility
All areas of the building are accessible to customers with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. We can remove seats in each of the auditoria to accommodate wheelchairs. We recommend that you telephone in advance to confirm availability and book a space in order to avoid disappointment.

The Box Office and kiosk have adapted counters and accessible levels for transactions.

Visually Impaired Customers
Guide dogs are welcome at the Arts Picturehouse. If you wish to take a dog into a performance, please let us know when booking so we can arrange an aisle seat. Alternatively, your dog can be cared for by a member of staff for the duration of the performance. Our staff will be happy to provide drinking water for your dog.

Our stair rails have embossed tactile aids, which indicate the steps approaching each level. Three bumps mean that you are on the third step from the landing, two that you are on the second step, and one that you are on the final step.

Customers with Impaired Hearing
Certain performances carry subtitles, and these are clearly indicated in the programme.

There is a fully accessible separate toilet on the same level as the Box Office. There is an emergency call-point inside should you need to summon assistance.


Customers who have a disability that means that they need a companion with them in the cinema can bring them to any Picturehouse Cinema for free.

You can sign up for a Carers Card which will automatically discount one of your tickets, and which you can use – without a booking fee – when buying tickets in person, online or by telephone. The card will also mean that you don’t have to explain your situation every time you visit the cinema.

Ticket prices for customers with disabilities are according to their circumstances (e.g. adult, Member or student); the free ticket applies to their companion. The card must be used in conjunction with a paid-for ticket or a Member’s free ticket.

All customers for 3D screenings – including those using free tickets – will need to buy a pair of 3D glasses. These can be reused if you keep them.

Signing up for a card is not required, but we hope it will make buying tickets easier. It is personal to you, and may not be used by other people.

To apply for an annual Carers Card, visit any of our cinemas, call us on 0871 902 5747, or email

Food & Drink

Tucked away in a loft above the city-centre streets, the Arts Picturehouse café bar is the ideal place to relax. Whether you’re waiting for the next hotly tipped Oscar sensation, enjoying the free Wi-Fi during a meeting, or simply catching up with friends, you’ll find a warm welcome.

Come and enjoy anything from tea and cake to a full meal before or after your film. Our coffee is fair trade, organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified, and our real ales and menu ingredients are sourced locally. Everything on our menu is homemade, and we think our burgers will be the best you've ever tasted!

Opening times:

  • Friday: 10.00am
  • Saturday: 9.30am
  • Sunday: 10.00am
  • Monday: 9.30am
  • Tuesday: 10.00am
  • Wednesday: 9.30am
  • Thursday: 10.00am

Members enjoy a 10% discount on all food and drink in the café bar – please show your Membership card when ordering (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer).

Cambridge Film Consortium

Founded in 1999, the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium is a partnership between Anglia Ruskin University, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse/Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd, Parkside Federation and Long Road Sixth Form College.

The Consortium delivers high-quality, film-related activities to benefit students and the wider community. Its programme includes archive film shows, introduced screenings, evening courses, digital production workshops, Cambridge Film Festival screenings and lectures. It has managed projects funded by the Arts Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and First Light.

Details of the Consortium’s events can be found on this website, in the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse brochure, and in the CFC’s termly education newsletter, sent to schools and colleges in Cambridgeshire.

If you would like to know more about how you can support the work of the Cambridge Film Consortium by becoming a partner or sponsor, please contact Trish Sheil: 01223 579 127 /

Cambridgeshire Film Consortium Trailer from Cambridgeshire Film Consortium on Vimeo.

For information on the Cambridge Film Trust and the Cambridge Film Festival, please visit:
Cambridge Film Trust:
Cambridge Film Festival: