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The Picture House

Heritage Open Day - Special Event

Friday, 5 September 2014

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Saturday 13 September: 10.00-13.00, Tours 10.30, 11.20 & 12.10
Auditorium and foyer free to explore. Behind the scenes tours must be booked.

The historic cinema opens its doors to the public on Heritage Open Day to give you the opportunity to explore the 1920s auditorium (stalls and balcony), the foyer and family friendly screenings of short films which will be played on a loop which visitors can view at their leisure for free.

There will also be a behind the scenes tour (please book in advance). The tour will include a brief history of the Picture House and visits to the projection box and back-stage / behind the screen area. The kiosk in the foyer will be serving sweets, ice creams and popcorn throughout this special open day event.

Visitors wishing to join the tours on the day will only be accommodated if numbers allow. The event will end at 1pm prompt to allow for re-opening at 1.15pm for the afternoon family matinee film (normal entry prices for the film apply).

Booking Details

Booking Contact: Manager / Duty Manager
Call: 01422 842807
Email: info@hebdenbridgepicturehouse.co.uk
Write to: Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8AD
Booking closes: 12 September 2014 21:00


The Picture House strives to provide accessibility to all customers, regardless of disability. For the hearing impaired we have headsets that offer audio amplification. Easy wheelchair and pushchair access is provided on the right hand side of the building, please use the RADAR facility to alert staff of your arrival. There are nine designated wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. An accessible toilet with baby changing facilities is located in the foyer.

Additional Information

Max 15 people per tour/session. The Picture House is a 490 seat single screen cinema, showing the best in mainstream, foreign language and independent film and broadcasting live theatre, opera, ballet and live music by satellite from around the world, enhancing our varied programme. The Picture House is available for hire (commercially & by the community), with hirers bringing live events such as comedy nights & music acts to the mix. The Picture House was built in 1921, and has been owned and managed by Hebden Royd Town Council since 2012, and is a stand-alone, self-supporting (not grant funded), not-for-profit business.


We're located in the centre of town on the main through road, the A646, which links Hebden Bridge with Halifax to the east and Todmorden to the west. Located between the canal and the main road, we are adjacent to the entry to Calder Holmes Park (Memorial Gardens) and have an imposing neo-classical facade. There is no parking at the Picture House, but there are several car parks and on-street parking within 5 minutes walk. The railway station is 5 minutes walk to the south east through the park, and the main bus services into and out of town stop adjacent to and opposite the front of the building on New Road (A646). Map link.

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