During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering screen hire at reduced rates and we're currently able to offer hire of Screen 3 at:
Monday - £175

Tuesday - Sunday peak times - £285

Tuesday - Sunday off peak times - £215

(see the What Times Are Available section below for more info). For our larger screens, please enquire for rates.

The initial arrangements to hire a screen are carried out exclusively through email (see address at bottom of the page). Please make sure to read the below FAQs prior to emailing, as they will likely answer any questions you may have:

What happens if The Dome is closed due to another lockdown?

Your screening will either be refunded or rescheduled to suit you.

How many guests can I invite?

This depends on social distancing. As we are currently allowed to operate with no social distancing restrictions, you can have a total of 41 guests (including yourself) in Screen 3.

There must be a minimum of 2 adults aged 18 or over throughout the hire. We reserve the right to terminate the hire at any point should any behaviour in the auditorium risks damaging any property (such as climbing on seats, touching the cinema screen etc)

What can I watch?

Included in the price is any film that we are already screening or the film of your choice from DVD or blu-ray that is under 2.5 hours in length. Under current guidance, we cannot allow singalong screenings.

You can also use the screen for videogames, with an HDMI and ethernet cable provided to attach your console to our screen. We are unable to provide a console, games or controllers for this.

What times are available?

Our usual hire slots (times may vary slightly) are:

Weekdays - 12pm*, 2.45pm*, 5.30pm, 8.30pm

Weekends and school holidays - 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm & 8.30pm

Those marked with an * are Off Peak, along with the  5.30pm and 8.30pm on Sundays and all day on Mondays. All others are charged at Peak rate.

To check if your chosen time and date is available, please email us (see link at the bottom).

What happens on the day?

Between each screening or hire, the auditorium will be deep cleaned for your safety. We therefore ask that you arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your slot to ensure there is minimal waiting outside of the screen - unless you wish to arrive earlier for a pre-hire drink in our Projectionist's Bar. We do ask that you arrive promptly as we may not to be able to delay the start of your hire as it will have a knock-on effect to other screenings.

The kiosk and Projectionist's Bar will open throughout your hire for and drinks and snacks you wish to purchase.

Can I bring decorations / my own food with me?

You are certainly welcome to bring your own decorations, however as the entrance to the screen is on a fire escape route, decorations must be only in the auditorium. We also cannot allow any wall-mounted decorations.

You can bring your own food though it must not be something that can damage the seating (e.g. no oily or greasy foods or that with staining properties).

You can bring a birthday cake, however candles are not allowed.

Can I make my hire a public event?

You can, though different rules will apply and we can go through this with you upon enquiry.

To make a booking or ask anything that we have not already answered, please contact us on