Vue autism friendly screenings

We’re thrilled to announce that after a challenging year, autism friendly cinema screenings are back!

There will be some covid adjustments in place, and these will be dependent on the cinema. But we are working with all our partners to help autism friendly screenings get back into cinemas.

We ask that you don’t move around the cinema while social distancing is in place.

It’s been a difficult year for the cinemas and they are just starting to settle back into being open, so we ask for your patience and understanding.

Autism friendly screenings are sometimes called relaxed or sensory friendly screenings. Adjustments are made to reduce stress and sensory input, such as low lighting and sound, freedom to move and staff trained in autism awareness.

See an autism friendly screening of Encanto on Sunday 30th January at 10:30am at participating Vue cinemas.

Vue have been hosting autism friendly cinema screenings since 2013 and now their sensory friendly films are at over 90 cinemas at least once a month.

Use the buttons below to plan your trip.



What makes a cinema screening autism friendly?

Sometimes you might also see an autism friendly screening being described as a relaxed screening or a sensory friendly screening. This means there are some adjustments in place to help reduce the stress and sensory input people with autism and other sensory sensitivities can experience.

Some autism friendly adjustments include:

Dimensions provides free online training for every cinema in the UK, and additional support for our partner cinemas; ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase, Picturehouse and Everyman.

Which Vue cinema are showing this autism friendly screening?

Participating Vue cinemas are listed below. While we try to keep this up to date we recommend checking with your local cinema or booking tickets in advance.

  • Aberdeen
  • Accrington
  • Altrincham
  • Ashbourne
  • Barrow
  • Basingstoke Festival Place
  • Bedford
  • Bicester
  • Birkenhead
  • Blackburn
  • Bolton
  • Bristol Cribbs
  • Bromley
  • Bury The Rock
  • Camberley
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Carlisle
  • Carmarthen
  • Cheshire Oaks
  • Cleveleys
  • Cramlington
  • Croydon Grants
  • Croydon Purley Way
  • Cwmbran
  • Dagenham
  • Darlington
  • Doncaster
  • Dublin
  • Eastleigh
  • Edinburgh Ocean
  • Edinburgh Omni
  • Eltham
  • Exeter
  • Farnborough
  • Finchley North
  • Finchley Road
  • Fulham Broadway
  • Gateshead
  • Glasgow Fort
  • Glasgow St Enoch
  • Halifax
  • Hamilton
  • Harrow
  • Hartlepool
  • Hull
  • Inverness
  • Islington
  • Lancaster
  • Leamington Spa
  • Leeds Kirkstall
  • Leeds Light
  • Leicester
  • Limerick
  • Livingston
  • Longwell Green
  • Manchester Printworks
  • Manchester Red
  • Merthyr
  • Newbury
  • Newcastle UL
  • Northampton
  • Norwich
  • Oxford
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Preston
  • Reading
  • Redditch
  • Rhyl
  • Romford
  • Scunthorpe
  • Sheffield
  • Shepherds Bush
  • Southport
  • Staines
  • Star City
  • Stirling
  • Stroud
  • Swansea
  • Thanet
  • Thurrock
  • Torbay
  • Watford
  • Westfield
  • Westfield Stratford
  • Wood Green
  • Worcester
  • York

How do I book tickets?

Tickets are available to book around 5 days in advance. There are a number of ways you can book tickets for Vue’s autism friendly screenings.

Select the film listed as an autism friendly screening and follow the booking process:

  1. On the Vue website
  2. Via the Vue Box Office on 0345 308 4620 (local rate number)
  3. At your local cinema.

If you have any booking enquiries, please contact Vue:

Start planning your trip to the cinema

Use the buttons below to find out what’s on, watch trailers and plan your trip.

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