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Festival screenings take place at venues across London. Here you’ll find location, visitor and access information.

West End venues

Curzon Soho
Embankment Garden Cinema
Empire Haymarket
ODEON Luxe Leicester Square
ODEON Tottenham Court Road
Prince Charles Cinema
Vue West End

Non-West End venues

BFI Southbank
Ciné Lumière
Curzon Mayfair

Leicester Square ticket office

Open 10:00-20:30 daily throughout the Festival

Age restrictions

Children under 15 are not permitted to attend any Festival screenings unless the film has received a lower BBFC certificate or is part of our designated family strand. All screenings marked ‘F’ on the Festival Calendar are suitable for families.

Some films in the Festival programme are only suitable for over 18s due to graphic content. Films containing graphic material are indicated as clearly as possible on our website and will be flagged when purchasing tickets. More detailed information about the nature of individual works can be found in our brochure programme notes.

Anti-piracy policy

Cameras are not permitted in Festival screenings. Recording sound, taking pictures or filming during the screening is illegal and any person caught in the act of filming will be immediately expelled and pirated material seized. They may also be subject to legal action.

Film and audio recording

Many Festival events are filmed/audio-recorded. By entering Festival venues, you are consenting to such filming/audio recording and its subsequent use by the BFI and trusted third parties. Please contact the venue manager if you have any concerns.

Ticket collection

Up until 2 October, Festival tickets can be collected from the BFI Southbank Box Office counter 11:00-20:30 daily. From 2 to 13 October, we will have box offices at BFI Southbank, Embankment Garden Cinema and our Leicester Square Ticket Office. These will be open daily from 11:00 (Leicester Square will be open from 10:00) until the last film starts. Alternatively, you can collect your tickets on the day of the performance at the relevant venue from one hour before the performance. Ticket holders for screenings at Vue West End should collect their tickets from our Leicester Square Ticket Office.

Missed out?

Extra tickets are released from Thursday 26 September, or try our returns queue at the venues 45 minutes before the start time.

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