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Ritzy Cinema

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Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton
Brixton Oval
Coldharbour Lane

Box Office Number: 0871 902 5739 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge)
General Manager: James van Dyke


The Ritzy is located in the heart of Brixton and is easily accessible by public transport.
Address: The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, London SW2 1JG

By Underground and Rail

We are a short walk from Brixton Underground Station (Victoria Line ) and 50 yards left from Brixton Railway Station. To plan your journey and for up to date travel information, please visit the TFL website.

By Bus

We are easily accessible via bus with the following routes running directly near the cinema: 2, 3, 35, 45, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 345, 355, P4, P5, N2, N3, N35, N37, N109. Plan your journey using the TfL Interactive Bus Map

On Bike

Click here to plan your cycle route

On Foot

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By Car

For parking information please visit the Lambeth Council car parks webpage.

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 5739 (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.


Individual Membership: Standard £55, Retired £50, Student £20
Member Plus: Standard £95, Retired £90

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

*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!

  • 3 months' subscription to MUBI to watch films online.
  • 25% off your total bill at Gourmet Burger Kitchen (up to four people, excludes Blue Water)
  • 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 or airports; Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, 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 [Link to Students section below]

For full details, and to buy or renew your Membership, call 0871 902 5739 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 Ritzy Membership also entitles you to the following discounts and offers:

  • 10% discount at Herne Hill Books when you spend £10 or more
    289 Railton Rd, SE24 0LY, 020 7998 1673

  • 10% discount at The Lido Café
    Dulwich Rd, SE24 0PA, 020 7737 8183

  • 10% discount at Ohema Ohene
    63 Atlantic Rd, SW9 8PU

  • 10% off treatments at Bodybrite, Brixton
    419 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LH

  • Special discounts for selected exhibitions at Dulwich Picture Gallery
    Dulwich Picture Gallery, SE21 7AD

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 will 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 to 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 Conditions

Call 0871 902 5727 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 to E4 Slackers Club.

Head over to or Facebook for screening dates and competitions.

Students Screen Arts Offer

New for Students! 2 tickets for £15 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 up 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, 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 £13.50
  • Member £11.50
  • Retired £12.50
  • Retired Member £10.50
  • Student £12.50
  • Student Member £10.50
  • Child £6.50
  • Family £35.00

Weekday Evening
Tue-Fri from 5pm

  • Adult £12.50
  • Member £10.50
  • Retired £11.50
  • Retired Member £9.50
  • Student £11.50
  • Student Member £9.50
  • Child £6.50
  • Family £33.00

Weekday Matinee
Tue-Fri to 5pm

  • Adult £10.50
  • Member £8.50
  • Retired £9.50
  • Retired Member £7.50
  • Student £9.50
  • Student Member £7.50
  • Child £6.50
  • Family £29.00

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 £8.50, 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.

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.

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.

*including Silver Screen and Slackers Club members as well as paid-for Members.

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 so that our staff can readily provide assistance if required or prepare a wheelchair space in advance of your arrival. Accompanying careres are eligible for a free ticket.

Customer with Limited Mobility
The main entrance gives access to the Box Office, kiosk, bar and four of our screens. The fifth screen and main floor of the café can be accessed via a lift to the first floor. Our main auditorium (Screen 1) has six wheelchair spaces, the other four (Screens 2-5) have two each. All wheelchair spaces are positioned on the front row.

Visually Impaired Customers
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 and we will be happy to provide drinking water for your dog. Screen 1 is equipped with audio descriptive equipment.

Customers with Impaired Hearing
Screens 2, 3, 4 and 5 has an induction loop. Hearing aid users should turn their aids to the ‘T’ position. Some of our screenings have English-language subtitles for customers with hearing impairments. Please contact the cinema for further information.

Disabled Parking
There are no parking facilities directly outside the cinema, however parking bays are located around the corner on Rushcroft Road. Please note that during the day these spaces fill rapidly.

Customer toilets are located on both the ground floor and the first floor. An adapted toilet for wheelchair users is located on the ground floor on the main corridor to the screens. There is an emergency call-point in this toilet should a user 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 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.


We believe that film and cinema have an increasingly important role to play within the National Curriculum, aiding pupils’ learning and development throughout their formal education.

Our London-based education team work closely with teachers and Local Education Authorities to deliver a diverse year-round programme of screenings, talks and workshops, all carefully designed to complement the National Curriculum at different levels and develop young people’s cine-literacy skills.

Our education department, working on behalf of Picturehouse venues in Brixton, Clapham, Greenwich, Hackney, Notting Hill and Stratford, currently offers the following screenings and events for Primary, Secondary and post-16 pupils.

To join our schools mailing list email the Picturehouse Education team specifying Primary, Secondary or Post-16 and the borough within which your school is situated: / 07967 047 401 / 07918 745 267

Follow us on Twitter @PHEducation

Keep up to date with our Picturehouse Education blog

Upstairs at the Ritzy

Upstairs at the Ritzy is the lovely bar and exciting venue above the Ritzy Cinema. We're open 7 nights a week and we pride ourselves on being a well-known & well-loved cultural hub for Brixton. Our stage show-cases a consistently high standard of live music, from Reggae, Afro-beat & vintage-swing, to World-Jazz, Folk, Blues, Balkan & beyond! Plus we bring a monthly comedy feast, open mic, performance, dance workshops (Swing Patrol!), screenings & all sorts of exciting activities. We love it and we think it ís high time we saw you in here.

But... please note that after 5pm, this is strictly an over-18s only venue (by law).

Your Platform Awaits

If you are a musician or performer and would like to show us what you can do, then please drop us an email with some links for us to listen to and have a look at what you're about. If you want to be kept in the loop of what ís coming up, but don't want to be bombarded with mail, then make sure you sign up to our monthly listings newsletter, Twitter feeds, or Facebook page.

Members gain further benefits at Upstairs at The Ritzy, including reduced price tickets (sometimes free!), discounts on drinks and priority booking for certain events. If you have not thought about becoming member before, but the new music and events bar sounds like it might be your new home away from home, it will be worth checking out the advantages of joining.

Private Hire

The venue is also available to hire for private or corporate functions either during the day for your product launch, training, or meeting, or in the evening for your private party, screening or event. Whatever your needs, well be able to create a package to suit you, so just contact us with your requirements: email or call us on 0207 326 2627.


We are currently recruiting weekend staff to join our team here at the Ritzy.

We are looking for happy, enthusiastic film lovers who have availability on weekends and can provide great customer service.

  • Our pay rate is currently £9.10 per hour, including paid breaks
  • We provide late night travel allowance if you work past midnight
  • Duties include front of house and bar work - no experience necessary
  • Fixed hours contract

Not only is the Ritzy a vibrant and fun place to work, we offer a great range of perks including:

  • Unlimited free cinema tickets at Picturehouse and Cineworld
  • Free hot drinks and draught soft drinks when on duty
  • Two guest tickets a week: once a week, staff can bring two accompanying guests to any film or event for free
  • Food and Drink discounts: staff get 30% discount at Picturehouses and 50% when on duty

Send your CV to