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Ticket prices

The BFI London Film Festival takes place at a number of venues across the city. Please check your ticket or confirmation email to make sure you know where your screening takes place. More information on venues can be found on the venues page.

Booking fee

Festival tickets are subject to a £1 booking fee per ticket, which is capped at £3 per transaction. The booking fee only applies to telephone and online bookings, not counter sales. BFI Champions and BFI Members are exempt from all booking fees.

Matinees

Matinees are classed as all standard screenings before 5pm on weekdays in all venues (excludes Screen Talks/LFF Connects/Special Events). In addition, there are weekend matinees for Gala repeat screenings at selected venues. Please see price table below for details.

Standard ticket prices

Weekday matinees (all venues excluding Cineworld Leicester Square/ Embankment Garden Cinema/ IMAX)
Tickets £10
Optional Gift Aid ticket £11

Weekday matinees at Cineworld Leicester Square and Embankment Garden Cinema
Tickets £14
Optional Gift Aid ticket £15.40

Evening and weekend screenings at non-West End venues (BFI Southbank, Rich Mix, ICA, Curzon Mayfair, Cine Lumiere)
Tickets £13
Optional Gift Aid ticket £14.30

Evening and weekend screenings at West End venues (Picturehouse Central, Prince Charles Cinema, Curzon Soho, Odeon Tottenham Court Road, Vue Leicester Square screens 5,6+7)
Tickets £16
Optional Gift Aid ticket £17.60

Evening and Weekend Screenings BFI IMAX
Tickets £20
Optional Gift Aid ticket £22

Gala and Special Presentation ticket prices

Strand Gala - First screenings (Cineworld Leicester Square, Embankment Garden Cinema)
Tickets £20
Optional Gift Aid ticket £22

Special Presentations - First screenings (Cineworld Leicester Square, Embankment Garden Cinema, BFI Southbank, Vue)
Tickets £20
Optional Gift Aid ticket £22

Strand Gala/Special Presentation repeat screenings – weekday matinees (Cineworld Leicester Square/Embankment Garden Cinema)
Tickets £14
Optional Gift Aid ticket £15.40

Strand Gala/Special Presentation repeat screenings – weekend matinees (Cineworld Leicester Square/Embankment Garden Cinema)
Tickets £17
Optional Gift Aid ticket £18.70

Strand Gala/Special Presentation repeat screenings – weekend/evening (Cineworld Leicester Square/Embankment Garden Cinema)
Tickets £17
Optional Gift Aid ticket £18.70

Strand Gala/Special Presentation repeat screenings – evening Non West End Venues (as above)
Tickets £13
Optional Gift Aid ticket £14.30

Strand Gala/Special Presentation repeat screenings – evening West End Venues (as above)
Tickets £16
Optional Gift Aid ticket £17.60

Headline Galas (Cineworld Leicester Square)
Tickets £30
Optional Gift Aid ticket £33

Headline Galas (Embankment Garden Cinemas)
Tickets £24
Optional Gift Aid ticket £26.40

Headline Gala repeat screenings – weekday matinees (Cineworld Leicester Square/ Embankment Garden Cinema)
Tickets £14
Optional Gift Aid ticket £15.40

Headline Galas repeat screenings – weekend matinees (Cineworld Leicester Square/ Embankment Garden Cinema)
Tickets £17
Optional Gift Aid ticket £18.70

Headline Galas repeat screenings – evening Non West End Venues
Tickets £13
Optional Gift Aid ticket £14.30

Headline Galas repeat screenings – evening West End Venues
Tickets £17
Optional Gift Aid ticket £18.70

Opening and Closing Night Galas (Embankment Garden Cinema)
Tickets £26
Optional Gift Aid ticket £28.60

Opening Gala Repeats - Evening and Weekday Matinees (Embankment Garden Cinema)
Tickets £14
Optional Gift Aid ticket £15.40

Archive Gala - BFI IMAX
Tickets £20

Surprise Film – Cineworld Leicester Square
Tickets £20
Optional Gift Aid ticket £22

Surprise Film – Embankment Garden Cinema
Tickets £17
Optional Gift Aid ticket £18.70

Awards Winner Screenings in Vue
Tickets £10
Optional Gift Aid ticket £11.00
Under 25 tickets available to purchase in advance for £5.00 (Optional Gift Aid ticket £5.50)

Concessions

Child tickets (under 16) for family programme
Tickets £1

Adult tickets for family programme
Tickets £10
Optional Gift Aid ticket £11

Seniors, unwaged, students and disabled visitors – weekday matinees
Tickets £6.50
Optional Gift Aid ticket £7.15

Child tickets for Family Gala (maximum 3 child tickets per adult ticket purchased)
Tickets £5

Adult tickets for Family Gala
Tickets £10
Optional Gift Aid ticket £11

Student – evening and weekend tickets (except Galas)
Tickets £10
Optional Gift Aid ticket £11

Under 25 rush tickets (available in venue 45 minutes before screening)
Tickets £5

Unwaged rush tickets (available in venue 45 minutes before screening)
Tickets £5

MultibuyPasses

Choose 3 films from our curated selections for £30. See the full list. Use the code DISCOVER before adding tickets to your basket.

Choose 3 films from our Experimenta section for £21. See the full list. Use the code EXPERIMENTA before adding tickets to your basket.

Events

Screen Talks (All Venues)
Tickets £18

LFF CONNECTS (All Venues)
Tickets £18

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.

Terms & conditions

Opening and Closing Night Galas are subject to a BFI Champion and BFI Member ticket ballot to ensure fairness. The ballot is now closed.

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. Tickets may not be used as part of commercial hospitality/concierge packages unless authorised by the BFI.

Maximum of 2 tickets per film per customer or 4 tickets per family film (max 3 children per adult) until 13 September.

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