Autism-Friendly Screenings are film screenings especially for people on the autism spectrum and their families, friends and carers. Some people with autism are sensitive to sound and light and they can find going to the cinema difficult.

During Autism-Friendly Screenings low lights are left on in the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. It is fine for customers to move around, make noise or take a break during the film.

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] with 'Autism- Friendly Mailing List' and the name of your nearest Picturehouse cinema in the subject line.

Autism-Friendly Screenings use advice and information from the National Autistic Society. The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism. If you need information, advice and support, call The National Autistic Society’s Autism Helpline on 0808 800 4104 (Monday - Friday, 10.00am – 4.00).

Picturehouse also run regular Autism-Friendly screenings for schools. To find out whether we are doing this in your area, please email Lucy Orr at [email protected] with the name of your school, your local Picturehouse, and ‘SEN Schools Screenings’ in the subject line.


Arts Picturehouse - Cambridge

London International Animation Festival: Autism Friendly Special [U]
Director: Various Various
Duration: 79 min.
Sat 27 Sep 2014 10:30

Matilda [PG]
Director: Danny De Vito
Duration: 93 min.
Sat 13 Sep 2014 10:30

Tarzan 2D [PG]
Director: Reinhard Klooss
Duration: 94 min.
Sat 20 Sep 2014 10:30

Sat 23 Aug 2014 10:30

Cinema City - Norwich

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue 2D [U]
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Duration: 84 min.
Sun 31 Aug 2014 10:30

Clapham Picturehouse - London

Muppets Most Wanted [U]
Director: James Bobin
Duration: 113 min.
Sun 24 Aug 2014 11:00

Greenwich Picturehouse - London

Muppets Most Wanted [U]
Director: James Bobin
Duration: 113 min.
Sun 24 Aug 2014 11:00

Picturehouse at FACT - Liverpool

Sammy's Great Escape 2D [U]
Director: Ben Stassen, Vincent Kesteloot
Duration: 93 min.
Sun 24 Aug 2014 11:30

Glitterball [U]
Duration: 56 min.
Sun 07 Sep 2014 11:30

Matilda [PG]
Director: Danny De Vito
Duration: 93 min.
Sun 14 Sep 2014 11:30

Tarzan 2D [PG]
Director: Reinhard Klooss
Duration: 94 min.
Sun 21 Sep 2014 11:30

Sun 31 Aug 2014 11:30

Ritzy Picturehouse - London

Muppets Most Wanted [U]
Director: James Bobin
Duration: 113 min.
Sun 24 Aug 2014 11:00

Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse - Stratford-upon-Avon

Muppets Most Wanted [U]
Director: James Bobin
Duration: 113 min.
Sun 31 Aug 2014 11:00

City Screen Picturehouse - York

Muppets Most Wanted [U]
Director: James Bobin
Duration: 113 min.
Tue 26 Aug 2014 11:15

Hackney Picturehouse - London

Muppets Most Wanted [U]
Director: James Bobin
Duration: 113 min.
Sun 24 Aug 2014 11:00