How to book

Online Explore programme
Telephone 020 7928 3232 from 10:30 to 21:30 daily*
In Person at BFI Southbank from 11:30 to 20:30 daily*
*From Wednesday 6 October to Sunday 17 October

Booking dates

General sale 10:00 Mon 20 Sep 10:00
BFI Patrons’ priority booking 10:00 Fri 10 Sep
BFI Champions’ priority booking 10:00 Mon 13 Sep 
BFI Members’ priority booking 10:00 Tue 14 Sep 


Booking tips

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For this year’s festival, we are issuing e-tickets as standard. Printed tickets are available upon request for all screenings except for BFI Player. Please contact our box office on 020 7928 3232.

Ticket prices

Evening and weekend screenings £16
Matinees (before 17:00 Mon to Fri and before 12:00 Sat and Sun) £10 – £16

(£8 concessions)

Gala and Special Presentation premieres £10 – £30

Opening & Closing Night gala premieres £10 – £40

Screen Talks from £18

Surprise film £18

Experimenta screenings £10

Immersive Art and XR Exhibition from £12

BFI Player £12 (£10 for BFI Members)

Experimenta pass
3 screenings for £21

Discovery Passes
3 films from curated selections for £30

BFI Player festival pass
Buy 6 films for £60 (£48 for BFI Members)

(evening and weekend)

25 and Under

Family strand
(In person) children £1 adults £10
Family Gala children £5 adults £10

Missed out? Extra tickets get released from Thu 30 September, or check in on the day of the screening.

Partner cinemas outside London

Visit our partner venues’ websites to discover the line-up and book tickets.

Terms and conditions

There are no exchanges or refunds of any kind for all customers. Tickets may not be resold for higher than 20% above the face value displayed, and any such action may result in cancellation of the original booking by the BFI. Maximum of 2 tickets per film per customer or 4 tickets per family film (max children per adult) until Mon 20 Sep. Maximum 1 ticket per film on BFI Player.

*£5 tickets: Aged 16-25? Book £5 tickets to in-person festival screenings (including Galas) by signing up to a free BFI 25 & Under account at Concessions: Seniors, unwaged, students, disabled visitors.


Film certification

All BFI London Film Festival titles are for persons 15 and over unless they are in the family section or have received a lower BBFC certificate. Over 18 titles are indicated in the guide. Full details about age restrictions and trigger warnings can be found on the LFF venues page at the link below.



Late admittance is at the discretion of venue staff and you may be directed to alternative seating or not admitted at all.

Gift Aid

Did you know that the BFI is a charity? Our Gift Aid tickets include an optional donation which supports the BFI’s restoration, education and cultural programmes. When you select a Gift Aid ticket, the BFI can claim Gift Aid on the full value of your ticket, making your donation go even further. Gift Aid tickets include a 10% donation.