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This week the National Lottery celebrates its 25th birthday. Since 1994 £40billion has been raised for good causes, including our very own Picture House Project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

So to mark this milestone, as part of the National Lottery's #ThanksToYou campaign, we'll be holding a day of free projection room tours on Sunday 24th November.

These tours offering a unique chance to learn more about the inner workings of our historic, Grade II listed, Picture House. You will see how the cinema has evolved and adapted over the years, from screening traditional 16mm and 35mm analogue formats to the modern day digital technologies mostly used today. You will have the opportunity to ask our projectionists questions about the cinema and their work.

Projection Room Tours will take place at 11am, 11.45am and 12.30pm, and there's an additional evening tour at 7.15pm. Each one will last approximately 30 minutes.

To book a space on one of these tours, please visit this dedicated Eventbrite page.

Unfortunately, the projection room is only accessible via two flights of stairs, and so the tours aren’t accessible for everyone. For anyone unable to attend a tour because of this, you can see inside the projection room, as well all parts of the cinema building, using this 3D map (courtesy of Apollo 3D).


This event is part of the National Lottery's 25th birthday celebrations and is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

To find out more about how the National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting the Hyde Park Park Picture House, please visit:



Q) Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

A) There are no minimum age requirements to enter the event, but we would advise that the tour is suitable for children age 14+.

Q) Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A) No, you do not need to print your ticket, we will have a list of bookings.

Q) Is the projection tour accessible for wheelchair users?

A) Unfortunately the only way up to the projection room is up two flight of stairs at present.

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