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Autism-Friendly Cinema - Picture House


Service Description

The Stratford Picturehouse holds Autism Friendly film screenings on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

For details of what films are coming up, please visit:

Our Autism Friendly screenings are adapted in a variety of ways to help reduce anxiety and over-stimulation and ensure a safe, enjoyable cinema experience for people with autism, and their families, friends and carers.

Adjustments include:
• no trailers or advertisements
• lights left on low throughout the film
• reduced volume
• freedom to move around, make noise and sit where you like
• you are welcome to take a break and leave the screen whenever you need to
• tickets are at the reduced rate of £3 per person
• a relaxed and welcoming environment where staff are sensitive to the needs of children and families with autism

If you have any questions about these screenings, please email: [email protected]

The website for screenings coming up will be:

Additional Information

Additional Information

Several cinemas in London are now running autism-friendly screenings of children's films. The sound track is played at a lower level to suit those hyper-sensitive to sounds and sudden loud noises. Low-level lighting remains on throughout the screening and no-one minds if viewers make noise, move around or go out for breaks during the film. Stratford Picture House Cinema is Tower Hamlets nearest autism-friendly cinema. Tickets cost £3 for everyone (there are no concessions or free tickets for support workers).

To find out more or to be added to the mailing list, email [email protected] or [email protected] with 'Autism-Friendly Mailing List' and the name of your nearest Picturehouse cinema in the subject line. Picturehouse also run regular Autism-Friendly screenings for schools.

To find out whether Picturehouse are doing this in your area, please email Leah Byrne at [email protected] with the name of your school, your local Picturehouse, and 'SEN Schools Screenings' in the subject line.

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
All Ages

Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Do You Have A Waiting List?
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers

Further Information

Provider Type
Suitable For
Downs Syndrome Visual Impairment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Social, Emotional, Behaviour Difficulty (SEBD) Long Term Medical Conditions Physical Disability Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Tourette's Complex Needs Dyslexia Epilepsy Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
Delivery Channels
Office / Premises
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)