Author/Illustrator Events for schools at Picturehouse Cinemas

We regularly arrange author and illustrator talks at Picturehouse cinemas for nursery, primary and secondary schools. 

Taking place in our cinema auditoria, and often utilising our screens and sound systems, these events are a great way to immerse your students in the experience of meeting an an author or illustrator and explore the worlds they create on the page.

We hope the events will increase your students' enthusiasm for reading, motivate them to develop their writing skills and inspire reluctant readers.​

The events sometimes include a screening of a book adaptation (but not always!) and tend to involve an author or illustrator doing a reading, then discussing their work and inspiration and answering any questions from the audience, followed by book sales and the opportunity for children to meet the author and have their book signed. The events usually last 1-1.5hrs. We also often offer the opportunity to pre-order books by the visiting author/illustrator at a reduced rate, which will be ready for you to collect and pay for at the cinema on the day.