Opened in 1896 by the J. Lyons Company, the Trocadero quickly became one of the most exclusive restaurants in Europe, attracting the glitterati of Victorian and Edwardian London and the most discerning overseas visitors.
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s it remained a chic and sophisticated place to be seen. The venue fell from fashionable favour in the 1950s and then into a long decline. In partnership with the architects Panter Hudspith, Picturehouse extensively refurbished the interior and refreshed the façade, restoring the venue and its reputation as a stylish destination.
Box Office: At least 30 minutes before the start of the first film
Downstairs Cafe: 9.00–late (weekdays, Saturdays) & 10.00–late (Sundays)
Restaurant And Bar: Opens daily at 12.00. Kitchen closes at 21.30, and 21.00 on Sundays.
The Members' Bar & Roof Terrace: 12.00–late (varies depending on film times)
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. No persons under the age of 18 are permitted into the Members' Bar after 17.00 which is in line with our premises license. In the restaurant, bar and Members' Bar, you will need a valid ticket to purchase and consume alcoholic drinks after 21.00. In the cafe, you can only purchase and consume alcohol if you are also buying food. Age check: We operate a Challenge 21 scheme.
Retired Member £11.90
Student Member £11.90
Retired Member £7.90
Student Member £7.90
We add a 70p booking fee per ticket (excluding tickets for Picturehouse Members) to bookings made online or over the phone. This fee doesn't apply to tickets you buy in person at the cinema.
3D films cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses (you can buy these at the cinema for an extra 70p, or bring your own).
*Family tickets are for four people, at least two of whom must be under 15. Not applicable to premium-priced screenings.
Picturehouse Central accepts Cineworld Unlimited cards with an uplift. West End Unlimited cardholders pay £6 per film. Regular Unlimited cardholders pay £8 per film. For more information see promotions under our terms and conditions.
Have a question about our prices? We might have the answer in our FAQs.
The following bus routes run close to the cinema: 14, 19, N19, 38, N38, 6, 15, N15, N113, 139, N18.
The nearest train station is Charing Cross (10-minute walk, Southeastern).
The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus (2-minute walk, Piccadilly line and Bakerloo line).
Please note there are limited bike parking facilities available nearby.
We are walking distance to some of London's wonderful sights, tourist destinations, shopping districts and a whole lot more.
Please note there are limited car parking facilities available nearby.