We are committed to enabling as many people as possible to enjoy screenings at the Northampton Filmhouse. This page provides information on our screenings with access provision, booking your tickets and visiting the venue.
Screenings with Access Provision
Audio Described screenings
Audio description is available on some screenings, providing an enhanced soundtrack for those with sight impairment. Whilst the film’s main soundtrack plays through the cinema speakers, wireless headphones allow users to listen to a recorded narrator detailing what is happening on screen during gaps in dialogue. On arrival, please ask our filmhouse staff for a headset or induction loop. Please note, audio description is currently available only in Screen 1.
We offer regular Descriptive Subtitled screenings, with descriptive English language subtitles providing additional auditory information for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Our Dementia-Friendly screenings offer people living with dementia the chance to enjoy a classic film in a relaxed and supportive environment. There are no adverts or trailers before the film but our cinema bar is open 45 minutes prior to the film, serving drinks and snacks. Tickets to Dementia-Friendly screenings are the standard price, with one free companion ticket available for those living with dementia.
Parent and Baby screenings
These screenings take place on Wednesaday mornings and offer an environment that encourages parents to attend with their young ones in a relaxed, social environment. Subtle changes, such as having the ‘lights up’ and ‘sound down’, create a stress free zone for you and your baby. Nappy changing facilities are also available. Tickets for Parent and Baby Screenings cannot be booked online; please visit or call our Box Office on 01604 624811.
These screenings incorporate subtle changes, including having the ‘lights up’ and ‘sound down’, to keep the experience as relaxed and stress-free as possible. We won’t be showing trailers or adverts before the film, and people are free to move around during the film and to make some noise.
You can use the filter on the What’s On page to search for screenings with a specific access provision, such as those with Descriptive Subtitles, Autism-Friendly screenings and Dementia-Friendly screenings.
As well as booking online, there are two options to purchase tickets in person in the filmhouse: from the automated kiosk located in the Royal & Derngate foyer (near the cinema entrance) or from the cinema bars, which open 30 minute before the start of any screening.
Our disabled customers are entitled to our concessionary rate for all events in the filmhouse. There is also a concessionary rate for carers. If you are a wheelchair user, simply inform Royal & Derngate Box Office when booking as there are a limited number of wheelchair spaces in the filmhouse.
Visiting the Venue
The Northampton Filmhouse’s two screens are housed in two separate buildings. The entrances to the foyers of both are located via a walkway that leads off of Derngate. There is level access across this walkway, the foyer spaces, the bars and the auditoria.
There is also level access to an adapted toilet just inside the Royal & Derngate entrance next to the Filmhouse. Please ask the Filmhouse staff for a Radar key for this toilet.
For further information on the ways we can support your visit, please do not hesitate to contact Customer Services on 01604 626222 or please speak to a member of staff during your visit, who will be happy to assist you.