In true 2020 spirit, we’re doing tickets a little differently this year.


Tickets go on sale to BFI Patrons on Mon 14 Sep, BFI Champions at 10:00 Tue 15 Sep, BFI Members at 10:00 on Wed 16 Sep, and to the general public at 10:00 on Mon 21 Sep. 

Although the majority of tickets for screenings at BFI Southbank and BFI Player will be available as priority for our Members and supporters, as a public-access festival it’s really important that we’re inclusive as possible, so a small number of tickets will be released to each screening on Mon 21 Sep, even if previously sold out. 

We’ll also be releasing a small number of tickets at 10:30 on the day for every screening, both on BFI Player and at BFI Southbank. The Box Office phone lines open at 10:30 each day and will close 30 minutes before a film’s advertised start time on BFI Player to give new customers time to log in to BFI Player and add their film, if they’ve never used the service before. For BFI Southbank screenings, booking closes 45 minutes before a film’s advertised start time.

Prior to the festival, phone lines will be open 11:30-20:30; during the festival, phone lines will be open 10:30-21:00. 


You can buy tickets for screenings on BFI Player or at BFI Southbank online or via 020 7928 3232. The BFI Southbank Box Office is not currently open so tickets cannot be purchased in person.

Please be aware there are a limited number of tickets for sale for films screening on both BFI Player and BFI Southbank and tickets may sell out.

For screenings at partner cinemas around London and UK-wide, check their websites for booking information.

How much?

Individual tickets to BFI Southbank are £12 for BFI Patrons, Champions and Members, and £14 for general public. Virtual premieres on BFI Player are £10 per view for BFI Patrons, Champions and Members and £12 for general public.

Concession tickets are available for matinee screenings only at BFI Southbank, at £10 for BFI Patrons, Champions and Members, and £12 for general public.

Our popular £5 tickets are available for 16-25 year olds, for both BFI Player and BFI Southbank. Sign up for your free 25 & Under account if you haven’t done so.

Prices will vary at partner cinemas, check their websites for more information.

How will I receive my tickets?

All tickets to BFI Southbank will be e-ticket only and will land in your inbox shortly after purchase. On the day of the screening simply come down to the venue and show your ticket at the door. Each screen has a different designated queue and where to go will be shown on your ticket.

More information about access to BFI Southbank.

If you’ve bought a ticket to a virtual screening on BFI Player, you’ll receive an email receipt. This is not your ticket.

To access your film you’ll need to follow these simple steps. This information will also be on your receipt.

  1. Look out for a separate email from BFI London Film Festival – you’ll get this within 24 hours of purchase. You may need to check your spam folder. 
  2. This email will contain the link to your film(s). Click it. 
  3. The link will take you to BFI Player. Please log in OR create an account if you haven’t already done so.
  4. Make sure all your films are listed and then click on Add to your account. You can now add the films you have bought. They’ll be ready to watch from the advertised start time. You will receive an email an hour before the film begins to remind you.
  5. Watch and enjoy your film. 

If you need help, please contact the BFI London Film Festival team.

BFI Members pay less

Enjoy £2 off BFI London Film Festival 2020 tickets at BFI Southbank and on BFI Player.