Hyde & Seek
“It’s very welcoming and it seems like everyone’s invited to come. We feel like the Picture House is our old friend. ”
Charlie (aged 10)
Info & FAQs
What are Pay What You Can tickets?
Tickets for all Hyde & Seek screenings are Pay What You Can. This means you pay as much or little as you can afford, including the option to pay nothing at all. We’ve done this to make this important gateway for younger audiences into the world of cinema as accessible as possible.
To help you decide what price is right for you, below are what we'd recommend based on your circumstances.
|£0||I struggle to meet my basic needs.|
|£2||I just about cover my basic needs.|
|£4||I can cover my basic needs.|
|£7||I comfortably meet my basic needs.|
|£9.50||I have expendable income and financial security.|
Are Hyde & Seek screenings accessible?
On our Access page you can find out about access at the Picture House, ranging from physical access to accessible screenings.
Specifically for Hyde & Seek screenings, where possible, all screenings are audio described. However, not all films have this as an option so please check individual film listings for details. Films that have audio description available will have an 'AD' symbol next to the film time. If you would like to book an audio description headset, these can be booked at the same time as booking your tickets if available.
Every Sunday our Hyde & Seek 11am screening is a Relaxed Screening, intended to provide a safe environment for people on the autism spectrum and all neurodiverse audience members who find regular screenings overstimulating..
What are Relaxed Screenings?
Our Relaxed Screenings are intended to provide a safe environment for people on the autism spectrum and all neurodiverse audience members who find regular screenings overstimulating.
We have regular Relaxed Hyde & Seek Screenings at 11am on Sunday mornings. All relaxed screenings can be found here.
Adjustments you will find at our Relaxed Screenings:
- There is a relaxed attitude to audience noise.
- Cinema light levels are raised slightly.
- Film volume is lowered slightly.
- People can move around the auditorium and in and out as needed.
- No trailers or advertisements.
- Screen capacity is reduced.
You can find more information about access at the Picture House, including familiarising yourself with the building before visiting, here.
Since there is a limited capacity at these screenings, pre-booking is advised as they usually sell out. We also ask customers to let us know if they can know longer attend, if possible, so we know if there is space for other people to attend.
Our Hyde & Seek screenings are aimed at young audiences from 3 years and over but are open to all ages to enjoy. We play U and PG certificate films which means our screenings will vary in suitability for different ages.
We recommend parents and carers visit the BBFC website, for advice on a film's certificate to help them determine if it will be suitable for their child.
What family-friendly activities are available at the cinema?
Before many of our Hyde & Seek screenings, we provide interactive activities, helping audiences of all ages to engage with the themes and filmmaking techniques found within the movie. Please see the individual film descriptions for details of any activities taking place. Regular free craft activities take place before our Saturday morning 11am screenings at 10.30am.
We strive to make the Hyde Park Picture House feel friendly and welcoming to all young audiences, so even on days when we don't have dedicated craft activities, craft materials will be available for children to use in our Café Bar, Community Room and The Nook by Screen Two.
How are films chosen?
Our Hyde & Seek programme is run by our Young Audiences Officer Sylvia, with input from the wider programming team and the Independent Cinema Office.
We try to select a range of films – both newer releases and classic favourites – and most importantly, films younger audiences want to see.