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On the Road

After a year of uncertainty, postponements and delays, On the Road – the cinema's exciting off-site film programme – is back! With the Picture House remaining closed for refurbishment until summer 2022, we're continuing to bring you some of the best films from around the world, screened in venues across Leeds.

We are currently have three On the Road film programmes, each based at a different venue in the city:

Movie Nights at City Varieties Music Hall

Picture House Presents at Leeds University Union

Hyde & Seek at Heart Centre

For the latest films we have coming up, follow the links above or visit our what's on page. And see the bottom of this page for specific venue information.


Your safety at these screenings is our number one priority, and we're doing all we can to ensure your visit is both extremely safe as well as enjoyable.

From Monday 19th July national restrictions in England are set to be further relaxed – but in order to ensure our screenings continue to remain both highly safe and fully accessible, you will still find the following measures in place at our On the Road venues:

  1. Contactless ticket checks on arrival
  2. One-way systems throughout the buildings
  3. Additional cleaning between screenings
  4. Multiple hand-sanitising stations at key points
  5. Staff will continue to wear PPE
  6. Card-payments only

We will also continue to encourage audiences to:

  1. Wear face masks when entering & moving around the buildings
  2. Check-in using the NHS app when you arrive
  3. Keep a safe distance from others when moving around the buildings
  4. Avoid attending if you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms

Socially distanced seating

Later this August, audiences at City Varieties will be able to choose between regular and socially-distanced seating – with dedicated areas for each. And for the time being socially distanced seating at Leeds University Union & Heart will remain the same. This means that for audiences who are particularly vulnerable, or feel more comfortable in a socially distanced setting, they can continue feeling safe visiting all three of our On the Road venues.

We will be keeping our safety measures under constant review – and listing the very latest details on this page.

On the Road venues

Please see the pages below for specific details on all our On the Road venues. On each page you'll find information on getting there, accessibility and refreshments – as well as the latest ticket prices and venue-specific safety information.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Then please do get in touch and we'll be happy to help.