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Exeter Picturehouse

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Exeter Picturehouse, Exeter
51 Bartholomew Street West

Box Office Number: 0871 902 5730 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge)

General Manager: Andy Botterill


Exeter Picturehouse is located in the heart of Exeter, and is easily accessible by public transport.

Address: 51 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter EX4 3AJ

By Rail

Exeter St Thomas railway station is a seven-minute walk via New Bridge Street, while Exeter Central is ten minutes away via Batholomew Street East. To plan your journey or for up-to-date travel information, please visit the National Rail website

By Bus

We are easily accessible by bus. Plan your journey using the Exeter City Council website

On Foot

Click here to find us at

By Car

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

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 5730 (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 5730 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

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

10% off at Sevenoaks Screen and Sound

10% off at Angela’s Restaurant (Tuesday to Friday)
39 New Bridge Street, EX4 3AH

10% off clothing at The Real McCoy
21 McCoy's Arcade, Fore St, EX4 3AN

10% off purchase over £10 at Bunyip Beads And Buttons and Otton’s Haberdashery
111–113 Fore St, EX4 3JF

10% off at Sancho's Dress
126 Fore St, EX4 3JQ

10% off at The Bike Shed
163 Fore St, EX4 3AT

10% off at The Plant Cafe (Mon – Thu)

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
  • 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 5730 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.

Ticket Prices

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

  • Adult £11.00
  • Member £9.00
  • Retired £10.00
  • Retired Member £8.00
  • Student £10.00
  • Student Member £8.00
  • Child £6.50
  • Family £30.00

Weekday Evening
Tue-Fri from 5pm

  • Adult £9.50
  • Member £7.50
  • Retired £8.50
  • Retired Member £6.50
  • Student £8.50
  • Student Member £6.50
  • Child £6.50
  • Family £27.00

Weekday Matinee
Tue-Fri to 5pm

  • Adult £8.50
  • Member £6.50
  • Retired £7.50
  • Retired Member £5.50
  • Student £7.50
  • Student Member £5.50
  • Child £6.50
  • Family £25.00

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

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 £7, 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 Cinema Plus.

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
Advance booking is always a good idea in order to ensure the availability of seating to suit your requirements. Accompanying carers are eligible for a free ticket. We will be pleased to reserve wheelchair spaces or seats, subject to availability, if this is helpful. Please contact us in advance.

Customers with Limited Mobility
Both screens, the Box Office, the kiosk and the toilet are fully accessible, including to wheelchair users. There are three spaces for disabled badge holders in the cinema car park immediately next to our building. There is a slope from the car park to the cinema doors. The bar is accessed either from the front foyer, which involves climbing 16 steps, or from the bar doors, which are level with the upper car park. Please note the car park is quite steeply inclined (1:9).

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

Visually Impaired Customers
We have the Dolby ScreenTalk audio description system. This means that for certain films audio description is available. It works by picking up an infrared signal through special headphones that are available from the Box Office. The screenings with this facility are indicated in our printed programme, but are always subject to confirmation and update, so please check with the Box Office.

Guide dogs are welcome. If you wish to take your dog into a performance, please let us know when booking so that 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 bumps on the side to indicate the number of 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
There is an induction loop system in each screen. Please turn your hearing aid to the T position. Reception is best closer to the outer aisles and if you avoid the rear four rows in Screen 1 and the rear three rows in Screen 2.

We have the Dolby ScreenTalk system. This means we are able to provide special subtitled screenings of some English-language films. It works by projecting the words onto the screen. Unlike those for foreign-language films, these subtitles often supply extra information, such as a description of sound effects and the music playing. The screenings with this facility are indicated in our printed programme, but are always subject to confirmation and update, so please check with the Box Office.

Foreign-language films usually carry subtitles, and these are clearly indicated in the printed programme.

There is an adapted toilet at the rear of the main foyer on the left.

The Picturehouse does not have a public phone, but staff will be happy to call a taxi for you if required.


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

The Exeter Picturehouse bar is the perfect place to meet friends and family before or after catching the latest Oscar favourite or one of our live Screen Arts broadcasts. Free Wi-Fi makes it the ideal place to meet for business too.

Fair-trade and organic teas and coffees, alongside local cakes, flapjacks, fresh pizzas and ciabattas, are expertly served by our friendly, efficient staff. Later in the day, our selection of delicious wines comes into its own, as do local ales, continental draught and bottled beers, and a fine range of spirits. Remember, all Members receive 10% off their food and drink!