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Picturehouse Central

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Picturehouse Central
Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue

Box Office Number: 0871 902 5755 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge)
General Manager: Kathryn Smith

Head Of Events: Hannah Cox
For hire and events please email

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Picturehouse Central is situated in the heart of London’s West End, a stone’s throw away from Leicester Square. The entrance will be located on the corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue at the centre of London’s famous theatre district. Find us on google maps.

Food And Drink

Opening times


  • Weekdays, 9.00am – late
  • Saturday, 9.00am – late
  • Sunday, 10.00am – late

Restaurant And Bar

  • Every day from 12.00, last orders 10.30pm

The first-floor restaurant and bar, overlooking the neon lights of Shaftesbury Avenue’s theatres, serves a host of delicious dishes.

The Members' Bar

  • Every day from 12.00 – late (depending on film times)

Picturehouse Central Members can bring up to three guests to the Members' Bar. In the restaurant, bar and Members' Bar, you will need a valid ticket to purchase and consume alcoholic drinks after 9.00pm

In the café you can only purchase and consume alcohol if you are also buying food.

Age check: We operate a Challenge 21 scheme.

Need some juice? Our ground-floor café has free-to-use mobile phone bases that wirelessly charge your phone.

Please note only select handsets are compatible with the devices (these include recent models for Google Nexus, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia Lumia, Sony Xperia and Samsung Galaxy).


Already a Picturehouse Member?

If you are already a Picturehouse Member you can receive the following benefits at Picturehouse Central:

  • £2.00 off film tickets
  • 10% off food and drink
  • No booking fees

*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!

  • Free tickets from your existing membership at another Picturehouse cannot be used at Picturehouse Central
  • Only Picturehouse Central Members can access the Members' Bar and Roof Terrace.

Upgrade to a Picturehouse Central Membership

All your unexpired days and unused free tickets will be carried over and added to your new Picturehouse Central Membership.

When you renew your Membership, we offer a discount of £5 off Individual Member ot £10 off Member Plus. To qualify for the discount please renew your existing Membership rather than purchasing a new one.

Ask a member of staff at your local Picturehouse Cinema for more details, or call 0871 902 5755

Cineworld Unlimited At Picturehouse Central

  • Picturehouse Central accepts Cineworld Unlimited cards with an uplift from 1 October 2015
    • Uplift: West End Unlimited cardholders £5 per film
    • Uplift: Regular Unlimited cardholders £7 per filim
  • Unlimited cardholders get 10% off boxes of popcorn and soft drinks
  • Premium Unlimited cardholders get 25% off boxes of popcorn and soft drinks
  • Premium Unlimited cardholders get 3D movies without paying anything extra

Terms And Conditions

  • Uplift applies to all films (excludes event cinema and premium-priced events, which are chargeable at full price)
  • A £2 supplement applies to 3D films (waived for Premium Unlimited cardholders)
  • The offer does not include access to the Members’ Bar
  • No advance booking is available – tickets must be booked in person at Picturehouse Central
  • The 10% discount (25% for Premium Unlimited cardholders) applies to small, medium and large postmix drinks (Coke, Sprite, Coke Zero, Diet Coke and Fanta) and small, medium and large boxes of popcorn (salt or sweet)

Local Partners

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

  • 10% off the food bill for Picturehouse Central Members at Balls & Company, Monday to Thursday (lunch and dinner).
  • 10% off at Japan Centre Piccadilly from Monday to Friday on all products. The 10% discount cannot be applied to products already on sale or on promotion. To claim this discount please show your Picturehouse Central Member card. Japan Centre reserves the right to cancel this special discount at any time.
  • 10% off all purchases for Picturehouse Central Members at Kiehl’s, 29 Monmouth Street WC2H 9DD. Find out more
  • 20% off food and drinks for Picturehouse Central Members at W London Lounge Bar and Room 913. Offer is valid every day, for parties of a maximum of six per Membership card.
  • 10% off the bill for Picturehouse Central Members at Wok To Walk West End branches (Soho, Oxford Street, Leicester Square, Goodge Street).
  • 25% off room hire for Picturehouse Central Members at Lucky Voice London Soho karaoke bar. Please quote PICTUREHOUSE when booking. Excludes bookings in December.
  • 10% off all purchases for Picturehouse Central Members at Foyles bookshops in London. (The 10% discount is not available on stamps, gift cards, national book tokens, theatre tickets and some standard items. Members will need to show a valid Picturehouse Central Members’ card to claim their 10% discount.)
  • 20% off the final food bill for Picturehouse Central Members at Rainforest Cafe (Maximum party size is six. Larger tables and bills cannot be split. Offer is not available in conjunction with any set menu, promotional offer or other discount. Valid Picturehouse Membership card must be shown to your safari guide to redeem the offer.)
  • 20% off the final food bill for Picturehouse Central Members at Shuang Shuang. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Please present your Membership card to take advantage of the offers.

Ticket Prices

5.00pm onwards, every day except Monday and Wednesday

  • Picturehouse Member £13.00
  • Picturehouse Retired Member £11.00
  • Picturehouse Student Member £11.00
  • Adult Non-member £16.00
  • Retired & Student Non member £14.00
  • Child £7.00
  • Family £35.00

Mondays, Wednesdays and matinees
All day on Mondays and Wednesday, and films starting before 5.00pm on all other days
 Except Bank Holidays.

  • Picturehouse Member £10.00
  • Picturehouse Student Member £7.00
  • Picturehouse Retired Member £7.00
  • Adult Non-Member £13.00
  • Retired & Student Non-Member £10.00
  • Child £7.00
  • Family £35.00

Picturehouse DOCS and repertory screenings (including Discover Tuesdays, Vintage Sundays and Culture Shock*)

  • Picturehouse Member £5.00
  • Adult / Retired / Student £8.00

*Prices unless otherwise stated. Some documentaries and repertory films and events may be priced at the usual cinema rate. Please check the weekly listings or ask a member of staff for more information.

Silver Screen Club

For the over–60s. Membership is free and members can enjoy a free tea or coffee and homemade biscuits at the weekly Silver Screen shows. Silver Screen members' tickets are £8.00 for Silver Screen shows. Non-members are also welcome — the usual ticket prices apply.

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.


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 a Picturehouse carer card, please take proof of eligibility to your nearest Picturehouse and a member of the team will set up your card. If you need additional information or advice please email or call our customer service hotline on 020 7326 2649

The eligibility criteria are kept under review and may be updated from time to time; currently, people who receive one of the following benefits are eligible:

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA);
  • Attendance Allowance (AA);
  • Blind Person Registration;
  • Personal Independance Payment (PIP)
  • Armed Forces Independant Payment (AFIP)

Additionally, limitations placed on Cinemas by their local licenses require children and young people under 8 years of age to be accompanied by a responsible person; consequently, applications for cards can only be considered for people who are 8 years of age or older.

Disabled Access

Advance booking is always a good idea so that our staff can readily provide assistance if required. Accompanying carers are eligible for a free ticket.

For customers with limited mobility:
All areas of the building are accessible to wheelchair users. There is a lift on the ground floor that takes you to the first floor. From the first floor there is another lift to take you to the second, third and fourth floors for access to the screens and Members’ Bar.

All screens are accessible by wheelchair and have wheelchair spaces. We will be pleased to reserve wheelchair spaces or seats in any particular part of the auditorium if this is helpful. Please contact us in advance.

There are wheelchair-accessible adapted toilets on each floor. There is an alarm cord inside should you need to summon a member of staff.

For customers with visual impairments:
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. Our staff will be happy to provide drinking water for your dog.

Certain performances carry subtitles, and these are clearly indicated in the programme.