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


Tuesday to Friday after 17.00. All day Saturday, Sunday ad Bank Holidays.

Adult    £12.90 

Member    £9.90 

Retired    £11.40 

Retired Member    £8.40 

Student    £11.40 

Student Member    £8.40 

Child    £8.40 

Family*    £31.60 

(four people, including at least two children)


Tuesday to Friday before 17.00. 

Adult    £11.10 

Member    £8.10 

Retired    £9.60 

Retired Member    £6.60 

Student    £9.60 

Student Member    £6.60 

Child    £7.60 

Family*    £28.40 

(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.

Clubs & Groups


Tickets are £3.30 for all

Our Autism-Friendly screenings take place on the third Sunday of the 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 Wednesdays at 10.45.

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 10.15. Doors open at 10.00. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Toddler Time   

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

Join us Tuesday at 11.00 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   

New and classic films on the big screen where they belong.

Silver Screen   


Silver Screen is a free-to-join club for the over-60s. Enjoy discounted tickets and a free tea or filter coffee at our Silver Screen shows. Annual membership is free. Silver Screen runs Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10.30. 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: 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