BFI IMAX hire terms

What’s included when you hire one of our venues.

The entire venue

  • All event staff (but not catering), cloakroom, use of lightboxes, monitors, power supply, PA system.

First floor foyer/Film Café

  • Private access to the venue, though the public may be in other parts of the building.
  • All event staff (but not catering), cloakroom, use of lightboxes, monitors, power supply, PA system.

Auditorium

  • Private access to the venue, though the public may be in other parts of the building.
  • All event staff (but not catering), cloakroom, power supply, PA system.

We charge for event set up and breakdown time.

Technical details

Download this PDF for our technical specifications [link to tech spec PDF].

Facilities

You should find everything you need here, and we’re pleased to say we’re accessible to everyone – we offer lifts, an induction loop, wheelchair spaces, fully accessible toilets and facilities for recharging power chairs. We welcome guide dogs too.

There are car parks very close by on Belvedere Road, Coin Street and at Waterloo Station. Delivery vehicles can access the side door.

Terms of hire

We ask for a non-returnable deposit of 50% when you book, with the rest due no later than two weeks before your event.

You’ll need to pay any other charges within 30 days of our invoice – otherwise we may charge interest at 2% per month from the date of the event.

If you cancel your booking you will need to pay:

  • 50% of the hire fee up to 45 days before the date of the event
  • 75% if within 30 – 44 days before the event
  • 100% if less than 30 days before the event.

Catering

In our venues you can only consume food and beverages from one of our catering providers unless we’ve agreed it before the event.

You can drink alcohol in all areas, though only in plastic cups in the auditorium.

BFI IMAX is strictly non-smoking.

Damage

You will take every precaution not to damage any of our property or injure anyone, and take responsibility for any claims for damage or injury by us or anyone else.

Use of name

You must always refer to the venue as ‘BFI IMAX’. Please ask us for written permission before you use the name ‘bfi’, ‘BFI’ or ‘BFI IMAX’ in any of your advertising or publicity for the event (apart from describing the event location).

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