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Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue
Box Office Number: 0871 902 5747 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge)
General Manager: Kathryn Smith
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Address: Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly, London. W1D 7DH
Picturehouse Central is situated in the heart of London’s West End, a stone’s throw away from Leicester Square. The entrance is located on the corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue at the centre of London’s famous theatre district.
Opening times are listed below but can vary. If you're planning a trip to the cinema, please double check times here.
Box office opens at least 30 minutes before the start of the first film each day.
Restaurant And Bar:
The Members' Bar & Roof Terrace:
The Members' Bar & Roof Terrace is exclusively for Picturehouse Central Members and their guests. 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. 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).
The box office will open at least 30 minutes before the start of the first film each day. Beat the queue by using a ticket machine at the bottom of the grand staircase.
OnlineYou can book tickets online by clicking on the time of a film. Picturehouse Members must sign in to the website using their online password in order to access their Member tickets. Once signed in, Members can book tickets for fellow Members by entering different card numbers in the relevant field.
Mobile appThe best way to book tickets while you're out and about. Download and find out more on Picturehouse Spotlight
Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please call 0871 902 5727 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge).
Admission is subject to our Terms of Admission
5.00pm onwards, every day except Monday; all day Sat/Sun
Monday and matinees
All day on Monday, and films starting before 5.00pm on all other days except Bank Holidays.
Discover Tuesdays and Vintage Sundays
*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.
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 £8.20 for Silver Screen shows. Non-members are also welcome — the usual ticket prices apply.
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.
Please note that we no longer look after large items of luggage. Small cases and bags may be taken into the screen as long as they fit under your seat. They must not obstruct the row or aisle. Thank you for your understanding.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Currently there is no disabled access to any of the stages for guest speakers.
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.
Bookings and General Enquiries
Wheelchair spaces and Carers tickets are bookable online. (For Carers Tickets please see Carers section). Alternatively to book wheelchair spaces or carer tickets by phone, or for all other accessibility enquires, please call our dedicated accessibility hotline 02072 947908 (Text Relay call 18001 02072 947908).
To found out Membership prices and to purchase, visit picturehouses.com/membership
For a Membership FAQ visit here
All Picturehouse Members receive benefits with our partners. Find our the great savings you can make by visiting Picturehouse Spotlight.
National business offers are subject to change.
With a Central Membership you get great discounts at our local partners in and around Soho. Visit Picturehouse Spotlight to find our where you can make savings.
Local business offers are subject to change.
Please present your Membership card to take advantage of the offers.
Terms And Conditions
Picturehouse Central has a wide range of facilities to suit your private-hire needs. An ideal venue for a wide range of events – from conferences, presentations, screenings, Q&As and talks to intimate parties and private meetings.