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Autism-Friendly Cinema -Picturehouse


Service Description

The Stratford Picturehouse holds Autism Friendly film screenings of older family films on the 3rd Sunday of each month at only £3.30 per person.

We are also starting to introduce Autism Friendly Screenings for select new releases. These will either be on Sunday mornings or weekday mornings to give provision for community groups looking for accessible day trips.

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

Our relaxed 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, learning difficulties and/or other sensory sensitivities.

Tickets for these screenings will be at the regular price, which you can check here:-

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
• 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 contact our accessibility phone line on 020 7294 7908

The website for screenings coming up will be:

Additional Information

Additional Information

Several cinemas in London are now running autism-friendly screenings. 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 Picturehouse Cinema is Tower Hamlets nearest autism-friendly cinema.

Tickets cost £3.30 for everyone (there are no concessions or free tickets for support workers).

To find out more or to be added to the mailing list, ,you can sign up to MyPicturehouse, following the instructions and choosing your preferences, on:-

Picturehouse also run regular Autism-Friendly screenings for schools. To find out more about bringing your class to your local Picturehouse, visit:-

Age of Users = All Ages for family films, and dependant on cinema rating for current releases (you can check film ratings on

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
Delivery Channels
Office / Premises
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)