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How to book

Booking dates

Wednesday 11 September: BFI Champions’ priority booking opens by phone and online at 9:30 AM
Thursday 12 September: BFI Members’ priority booking opens by all methods at 9:30 AM
Friday 20 September: public booking opens at 12 PM.

Booking methods

Online: Log in or create an online account to book
Telephone: Ticket Office on 020 7928 3232 (9:30 AM* – 8:30 PM daily)
In person: ticket counter at BFI Southbank (11 AM – 8:30 PM daily)

Opening and Closing Night Galas were subject to a ballot that closed at 20:30 on Sunday 15 September. All entrants will be contacted by 18:30 on Friday 20 September.

Phone lines will open from this earlier time from 11 September until the end of the Festival, except on 20 September when they will open at 12:00 PM.

Last minute tickets

Sign up to Festival emails for the latest ticket release information, and other Festival news and content.

Alternatively, try your luck in the returns queue 30 minutes before each screening at the Box Office at each venue. For Odeon Leicester Square stand-bys, please queue at Odeon West End Box Office.

Ticket terms

Sorry, we are no longer able to accept payment by cheque for BFI London Film Festival tickets
BFI Members will be able to redeem existing credit against Festival tickets when booking by telephone or in person
Festival tickets are the same prices for all but Champions and Members are exempt from booking fees
You can book up to two tickets per performance or up to four tickets if it is a family film or event
You will not be able to return or exchange Festival tickets for refunds or credit for any reason.

Film classification

All screenings in the Family section or marked ‘F’ on the Festival Calendar are suitable for families. Please note, children under 16 are not permitted to attend any Festival screening unless the film has received a lower BBFC certificate.

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