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Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street,
E8 1HE
Telephone: 0871 902 5734
Website: Hackney Picturehouse


Hackney Picturhouse is a six screen cinema in the heart of Hackney, with café-bar & fifth floor venue and room hire for children’s parties and events.

  • Big Scream: Exclusively for parents or carers with babies under the age of one
  • Toddler Time: Exclusively for preschool children and their parents or carers.
  • Kids' Club: Exclusively for children and their parents or carers
  • AD or Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
  • Student membership and E4 Slackers Club
  • Silver Screen for adults over 60
  • Screen Art sessions – National Theatre Live – screenings of productions or popular national exhibitions with in depth talks.

See their website for full and latest information. 

Autism friendly cinema club especially for people on the autistic spectrum

Thse screenings are only for those who are autistic or have other needs realted to having a disability. 

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 charged at a reduced rate, starting from £3.00 per person
  • a relaxed and welcoming environment where staff are sensitive to the needs of children and families with autism

Family members and carers are also welcome. 

Hackney Picturehouse  autisum friendly screenings are on the third Sunday of each month at 11am

All tickets for autism screenings are £ 3:00 

Audio description performances regularly available

Cinema audio description (AD) is a fantastic service for people with sight loss. The normal film soundtrack is broadcast to cinema speakers in the usual way, whilst a recorded narrator explains what's happening on screen - in gaps in the dialogue - through personal headphones.

Audio Description / AD is available for some films, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset

Carers membership - Hackney Picturehouse - CEA Card scheme

Hackney Picturehouse takes part in the CEA Card scheme. A national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA).

The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

The Card is also one way for cinemas to make sure they look after their disabled guests. If you require an adjustment to visit a cinema because of your disability please speak with a member of the cinema's staff. 

Apply for a CEA card:



If you would like to talk to someone regarding accessibility at the cinema, please call the Picturehouse dedicated helpline on 0207 294 7908

Alternatively please check out their website which provides some helpful information about your visits. Hackney Picturehouse - disability access

Record Last Updated on: 20/08/2020

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Opening times vary from day to day
Seven days a week
See website for latest information

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Prices range from £3 - £14.10
See website for full price information & deals

What to do if you have a complaint

If you would like to provide feedback about the service you have received or have a concern please ask to speak with a member of staff who will try to help you. If this does not resolve your query ask to speak with the manager. 

If you are still not happy with how your concern was dealt with you can contact the organisations head office. 

Phone: 0871 902 5747


How to Get Here

Buses: 48, 55, 106, 254, 277, 394

Train: Hackney Central

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Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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