Cinema & Theatre
Booking & tickets
Broadway Cinema and Theatre is open Monday- Sunday each week. The cinema opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the first film of the day and closes 15 minutes after the last film of the day has commenced.
Customers are able to book their tickets in advance on our website or in person at Broadway Cinema. Tickets will be scanned either via a printed copy of the ticket or a QR code on your phone.
You can also call 01462 681223 for a recorded listing of the week’s shows. This is updated every Friday morning.
To book a space for a wheelchair call us on 01462 681300.
We are currently accepting cashless payments only at our tills for tickets and concessions.
When booking your tickets online, we accept payment by debit or credit card, including MasterCard, Visa, Visa Delta, Maestro, and Electron.
All sales are non-refundable. Your statutory rights are not affected.
On Bank Holidays, we charge films at our usual weekend prices. Adult weekend tickets are charged at £9.40.
Student, Child and Concession tickets
Concession tickets are valid for customers aged 60 and over, students in paid higher or further education (university/college) and children 14 and under (for a film) or 16 and under (for live theatre). You may be required to present identification to purchase a concessionary ticket – please see below.
Gift vouchers are available at Broadway Cinema and can be used towards payment for cinema tickets, food and beverages. At present, vouchers cannot be used to purchase theatre tickets or other gift vouchers.
Where the value on the gift voucher is less than the total transaction value, the user will be required to make up the difference in price by making an online payment using another form of accepted payment.
Gift vouchers may not be exchanged for cash and where the transaction value is less than the amount on the gift voucher no cash change will be given.
School group bookings
If you’re interested in making a booking for a school group for a Cinema or Theatre show, please contact Jason.Valentine@letchworth.com.
COVID-19 safety measures
We have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place to ensure our visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit. Face coverings are not mandatory but we will be keeping our safety screens at our till points, hand sanitising stations will be available and we will carry out additional cleaning including regular fogging on the auditoriums. We will remain cashless and many of our concessions will be in sealed bags. Seating will be allocated. Full details of our safety measures can be found HERE.
Age ratings & identification
Film rating certificates
As part of our license, we enforce BBFC age ratings - U, PG, 12A, 15 and 18. You and/or your party may be required to show photo ID before admission is granted. All films come with detailed content advice called BBFCinsight. Find this for the film you’d like to see at www.bbfc.co.uk.
Films rated ‘U’ should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over. However, it is impossible to predict what might upset a particular child. Not all U films are aimed at children but may be rated U because they contain no material likely to offend or harm. Legally a child of any age may view a U film.
Films rated ‘PG’ are suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for younger children. A PG film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. Legally a child of any age may view a PG film.
For films rated ‘12A’, any under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. Films rated 12A are not recommended for children below 12. Please read the BBFCinsight guidance to see if the film is suitable for your child. This will tell you about the key aspects of the film like violence, language, sex, and horror. Children aged 12 and over may see a 12A film unaccompanied.
No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the Cinema. We may lose our license if children under 15 are admitted to a 15 rated film.
No theme in a 15 rated film is prohibited, provided the treatment is appropriate for 15-year-olds and any dangerous or illegal behavior is not endorsed or promoted by the film. We may ask for photo ID for 15-rated films – see below for the forms of ID that we accept.
Films rated 18 are for adults. No-one under 18 is allowed to see an 18 film at the Cinema. We may lose our license if children under 18 are admitted to an 18 rated film. No theme is prohibited at 18. Adults are free to choose their own entertainment within the law, so it is possible some themes tackled at 18 may be offensive, even to some adult viewers.
For age-rated films and concessionary tickets, we may request to see photo identification. Students in paid or further education will need to produce a valid college/university.
We accept valid passports, valid driving licenses, and photographic ID cards bearing the PASS logo (e.g. Citizen Cards).
Your experience at the Cinema & Theatre
Food and drink
We operate a strict no own food and drink policy and may refuse entry to customers with food and drink that has been purchased outside our cinema. The food and drink we offer at our concessions stand is selected with the consideration of our customers in mind, and purchased to protect our furnishings and others customers’ clothing.
Rucksacks and bags
Customers are visually screened at the point of entry by staff to ensure no items of baggage are brought in by customers that may cause an obstruction in the aisles. Due to restrictions following COVID-19 we will not be able to store any luggage. Customers with large baggage will not be allowed into the cinema screens. All decisions regarding bags are made at the discretion of the management team, and therefore may change without notice at any time.
We have air ventilation systems installed that filter fresh air into all four auditoria.
Adverts and trailers
These normally last between 15 and 20 minutes. This is shown in addition to the stated film running time.
To watch trailers and video content on our website, please ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed on your computer.
High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D)
High Frame Rate 3D is a technological advancement in the motion picture experience. The innovative format presents the picture in 48 frames per second (fps), which is closer to what the human eye actually sees. This is twice the rate of the standard 24 fps, which is the current format in cinemas worldwide.
Access for customers with limited mobility
All areas of our cinema are accessible to customers with limited mobility including wheelchair users. Broadway 2 and 3 are located on the ground floor. Broadway 1 (including the Theatre) and Broadway 4 are on the first floor, and a lift is available to this floor from the main foyer. In Broadway 1, there are stairs leading up into the auditorium. There is a wheelchair lift on these stairs.
Booking for wheelchair users
Each of our auditoria has designated spaces for wheelchairs and their carers. Two wheelchair spaces are available in 1, 2 and 3, and one space is available in 4. You can view these spaces on our seating plans. The best way to book spaces is to call us on 01462 681300.
Cinema Exhibitors’ Association (CEA) cards
As part of a general cinema industry initiative, we accept CEA Cards, which entitles the cardholder to one free cinema ticket for their carer. We are also pleased to extend this to theatre bookings. To book your tickets a valid card will need to be presented in person at Broadway Cinema & Theatre to allow us to validate your card. We are currently unable to accept online bookings using a CEA Card as we need to view the card to check its authenticity however we are working with our ticketing solution provider to enable this in the future. For further information please visit the CEA website.
We also accept Herts Carer Cards, which offer a 50% discount on cinema tickets. We are currently unable to apply the discount online so please pop into Broadway Cinema to book over the counter or give us a call on 01462 681300.
We welcome guide or hearing dogs in all our auditoria. If you tell us in advance, we’ll make sure an aisle seat is reserved and a bowl of water is available.
Customers with hearing or sight loss
We are pleased to offer accessible cinema for people with hearing or sight loss, enabling everyone to enjoy the cinema experience. We offer a number of subtitled performances each week for the hard of hearing. All of our screens are fitted with a hearing enhancement system and audio description, which is a recorded narration delivered through wireless headphones that explains what is happening on screen - please ask for a set of headphones at the counter. Headphones will be sanitised before and after use. Approximately 80% of films are available with audio description.
As the theatre programme becomes more established, we aim to introduce performances in BSL and with audio description.
Family & children
Our family ticket admits four people to the same showing or theatre performance. The group can be 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
A limited supply of ‘booster seats’ are available on request on a first-come, first-served basis. These are cleaned after every use.
We always recommend you accompany your children to the Cinema & Theatre. However, we will admit children aged over eight years old unaccompanied.
Bringing babies to Broadway Cinema & Theatre
We are happy to admit ‘babies in arms’ during all morning or afternoon cinema screenings with a U or PG certificate. ‘Babies in arms’ refers to children aged 12 months and under.
We also hold regular Babies Screenings for film, for parents and guardians with children under 12 months old (maximum 2 parents or guardians per child). Tickets for Babies Screenings are £4.25 per adult, with the child admitted free.
For Theatre performances, children under 12 months are admitted for free.
Any tickets purchased online for Babies Screenings must be for parents and guardians accompanying children aged 12 months and under only.
KIDS CLUB - ALLOCATED SEATING
In response to customer feedback, we now operate allocated seating for Kids Club screenings. When you buy your tickets you will be asked to select your preferred seats. You can also view our seating plans here before you buy your ticket. If you have any feedback on the allocated seating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Who runs Broadway Cinema and Theatre?
Broadway Cinema and Theatre is independently operated by the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, the custodian of the world’s first Garden City. We reinvest the income earned from the Cinema & Theatre to benefit the Letchworth community. Find out more at Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation’s website.
We value your feedback
We always want to know what our customers think of their visit to the Broadway venues. Whether you’ve had a great experience, or if it could have been improved, please do get in touch and let us know. Where you’d like a response to your message, we’ll endeavor to respond within 48 hours. You can get in touch with us by emailing us here.