Our Story

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.

Picturehouse Central
Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue
Piccadilly Circus

Opening Times

Box Office: At least 30 minutes before the start of the first film

Downstairs Cafe: From 10:00 daily

The First Floor Restaurant And Bar: Friday and Saturday (12:00–21:00, last orders 20:45), Sunday to Thursday (12:00–20:00, last orders 19:45).

The Members' Bar & Roof Terrace: 12:00–late (varies depending on film times)

There will be reduced opening hours on the following days:

Monday 24 June: The restaurant will be closed from 17:00. The Members' Bar will be closed until 19:00.

Tuesday 25 June:  The Members' Bar will be closed until 19:00.

Wednesday 26 June:  The Members' Bar will be closed until 19:00.

A range of pastries, cakes, sandwiches and deli is available in our cafe on the ground floor.

Last orders will be 15 minutes before close.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

Ticket Prices


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

Adult    £18.30 

Member    £15.30 

Retired    £15.20 

Retired Member    £12.20 

Student    £15.60 

Student Member    £12.60

Child    £9.50 

Family*    £35.00

(four people, including at least two children)


Tuesday to Friday before 17.00.

Adult    £15.30 

Member    £12.30 

Retired    £11.60

Retired Member    £8.60 

Student    £11.60

Student Member    £8.60

Child    £8.90

Family*    £33.60 

(four people, including at least two children)

Happy Mondays

All day Monday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

Adult   £10.20

Member    £7.20 

Retired    £10.20

Retired Member    £7.20

Student    £10.20

Student Member    £7.20

Child    £8.20

Family*    £28.20 

(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.

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.

Clubs & Groups

Discover / Rediscover   

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


Tickets are £4.30 for all.

At our Autism-Friendly 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

Dementia- Friendly   

Tickets are £5.30 for all.

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

Silver Screen   


Silver Screen is a free-to-join club for the over-60s. Enjoy discounted tickets and free tea and filter coffee at our Silver Screen shows.

Non-members are also welcome - our standard 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: 14, 19, N19, 38, N38, 6, 15, N15, N113, 139, N18.

By Train

The nearest train station is Charing Cross (10-minute walk, Southeastern).

By Tube

The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus (2-minute walk, Piccadilly line and Bakerloo line).

By Bike

Please note there are limited bike parking facilities available nearby.

By Foot

Situated in London's West End, between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, we are walking distance to some of London's wonderful sights, tourist destinations, shopping districts, and a whole lot more.

By Car

Please note there are limited car parking facilities available nearby.

Central Gallery

Central Gallery