Our Story

The Little Theatre Cinema was built by community theatre pioneer Consuelo de Reyes and her husband in 1935. It initially functioned as a news theatre showing hourly programmes of documentaries and newsreels. Feature films were first shown in 1939, the first two being PEG OF OLD DRURY starring Anna Neagle followed by OH MR PORTER starring Will Hay. During his time exiled in Bath, Ethiopian Emporer Haile Selassie was a frequent visitor.

The cinema thrived on local support throughout the years as other Bath cinema venues closed, and in 1979 the former scenery store and lounge area were converted into a second screen. In spite of many refurbishments, The Little Theatre Cinema has retained the charm and welcoming warmth of a 1930s cinema, including a balcony in the main auditorium.

The Little Theatre Cinema
St Michael's Place

Opening Times

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.

Ticket Prices


Fridays from 17.00.
All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Adult    £11.90 

Member    £9.90 

Retired    £10.90 

Retired Member    £8.90 

Student    £10.90 

Student Member    £8.90 

Child    £7.90 

Family*    £31.60 


Tuesday – Thursday
from 17.00

Adult    £10.10 

Member    £8.10 

Retired    £9.10 

Retired Member    £7.10 

Student    £9.10 

Student Member    £7.10 

Child    £7.10 

Family*    £28.40 

Happy Mondays

Every Monday
(except Bank Holidays)

Adult    £7.70 

Member    £5.70 

Retired    £7.70 

Retired Member    £5.70 

Student    £7.70 

Student Member    £5.70 

Child    £5.70 

Family*    £22.80 

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.

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

Tickets for Discover and Vintage Sundays screenings are £5 for Members (£8 general admission).

Have a question? We might have just the answer in our FAQs.


Travel Information

By Bus

The following bus routes run close to the cinema: 4, 9, A4, 19, 19A, 37, 39, 21, 1, 5, U5.

Most bus routes end at the Bath Spa Bus Station which is roughly the same distance from the rail station (7-min walk).

By Train

The nearest train station is Bath Spa (7-minute walk). For up-to-date travel information visit nationalrail.co.uk.

By Car

There are limited parking spaces in the area. For more information visit visitbath.co.uk.

Little Theatre Gallery

Little Theatre Gallery