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 and Audio Enhancement

Audio description is available on some screenings, providing an enhanced soundtrack for those with sight impairment, on your own smart phone through Mobile Connect. To use Mobile Connect you simply download the FREE Sennheiser Mobile Connect App from either the Apple Store here or Google Play here, connect to the R&D Audio Description WiFi, and then within the app, scan the QR code for the screen as you enter. Please ask staff for an instruction sheet to get you connected.

You will then be able to choose from two streams, Audio Enhanced – to help enhance the general audio of the film and available on most screenings, or Audio Description (available for advertised designated screenings) which will provide Audio Description of the show. For the list of current titles with Audio Description available through Mobile Connect, please click here.

To hire a Mobile Pack – please ask at the cloakroom. The pack includes instructions, a mobile device, headphones and an adapter if necessary*.
Headphones can also be purchased for £1 from the cloakroom.

*£5 deposit required. Terms & Conditions apply.

Descriptive Subtitles

We offer regular Descriptive Subtitled screenings, with descriptive English language subtitles providing additional auditory information for the deaf and hard of hearing. For all current titles with captioned screenings, please click here.

Dementia-Friendly Screenings

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 Wednesday 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. For the current list of Parent & Baby screenings, click here.

Autism-Friendly Screenings

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.

Booking Tickets

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.

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.