Our Story

Opened in 1996, Exeter Picturehouse sits within the city walls on the site of a 1930s bus garage. During exploration prior to redevelopment, the ground was found to contain Roman artefacts. Architects Burrell Foley Fischer designed a stylish, modern cinema in sympathy with its historic location, and which had to take into account its position on a steep hill. The light and airy first-floor café-bar offers sweeping views over the Devonshire countryside.

Exeter Picturehouse
51 Bartholomew Street West

Opening Times

Half an hour before the first performance of the day.

Ticket Prices


Friday after 17.00. All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Adult    £12.30 

Member    £9.30 

Retired    £11.30 

Retired Member    £8.30 

Student    £11.30 

Student Member    £8.30 

Child    £8.60 

Family*    £34.00 

(four people, including at least two children)


Tuesday to Thursday after 17.00.

Adult    £11.40 

Member    £8.40 

Retired    £10.40

Retired Member    £7.40 

Student    £10.40

Student Member    £7.40 

Child    £8.40 

Family*    £33.20
(four people, including at least two children)


Tuesday to Thursday before 17.00.

Adult    £9.70 

Member    £6.70 

Retired    £8.70 

Retired Member    £5.70 

Student    £8.70 

Student Member    £5.70 

Child    £7.70 

Family*    £30.40
(four people, including at least two children)

Happy Mondays

All day Monday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

Adult    £8.20 

Member    £5.20 

Retired    £8.20 

Retired Member    £5.20 

Student    £8.20 

Student Member    £5.20 

Child    £6.20 

Family*    £23.60
(four people, including at least two children)

Please note that peak or altered pricing may apply for certain films, special events and holiday periods. More information on pricing is available in our FAQs and Terms & Conditions.

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 may cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses (you can buy these at the cinema for an extra £1, free for Members, 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.

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

Clubs & Groups


Tickets are £3.30 for all.

Our Autism-Friendly screenings take place on the third Sunday of every month.

At these screenings, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming for people with a range of conditions such as autism, learning disabilities and cognitive disorders.

Watch with Baby   

Regular ticket prices apply.

The Watch with Baby club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old.

Watch with Baby takes place on Mondays at 12.00-13.00. Babies go free.

Adults are only admitted if accompanying a baby.

Kids' Club  

Tickets are £3.30 for all.

The Kids' Club is every Saturday at 11.00. Doors open at 10.30.

Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Toddler Time   

Tickets are £3.30 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Join us every other Saturday at 10.45 for 30 minutes of episodes for preschool children and their parents and carers.

A great way to introduce your toddler to the experience of the cinema! Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.


Tickets are £4.30 for all.

Our Dementia-Friendly screenings are open to all but cater especially for people living with dementia.

Free tea/coffee and biscuits are served before the film, and there's also a short interval. Click here for upcoming screenings.

Discover & Rediscover 

Classic films back on the big screen where they belong. Click here for upcoming shows.

Silver Screen  


Silver Screen is a free-to-join club for the over-60s.

Enjoy discounted tickets and free tickets and a free tea or filter coffee at our Silver Screen shows.

Silver Screen runs on Thursdays before 17.00. Non-members are welcome - the usual ticket prices apply.

Click here for upcoming screenings.

Screen Arts   

Ticket prices vary.

Bringing world-class productions of theatre, ballet, opera and live music to the big screen.



U25 is for anyone ages 16–25. Signing up to U25 is FREE.  Members have access to discounted tickets at any time Monday to Thursday when booked online and via the Picturehouse App only.


Travel Information

By Bus

The following bus routes run close to the cinema: A, B, E, G, Green, L, P.

By Train

The nearest stations are Exeter St Thomas (7-minutes walk) and Exeter Central (10-minutes walk).

Check the National Rail website for up-to-date travel information.

By Bike

There is a secure bike rack in front of the cafe bar entrance.

By Car

There is limited parking space in the area. For more information please visit the Exeter City Council website.

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