About our film programme

Opening in stages between 1993-8, the Showroom has grown to become one of the most significant independent cinema venues in the world. Committed to presenting quality filmmaking through curated and tailored offerings, we strive to bring all types of cinema from across the world to our local audience. Determined to make a difference through film, we hold diversity, originality and artistic excellence up as the hallmarks of our film portfolio. That said, we’re also not averse to the odd cult classic – we’re all about entertaining our audience, and we’re part of Sheffield’s wider community. We don’t exist purely for profit, but to provide a distinctive, exciting and reliable place for our audience to relax, discover and be transported to other worlds.


We don’t just show films at the Showroom. We’re also involved in nurturing local talent, developing aspiration among local young people so they might follow a filmic career path and we educate all ages about all aspects of cinema. We host one of the most important documentary festivals on the planet, and have a year-round programme of amazing events, from celebrations of cult horror to live appearances from film directors, producers and actors from around the world. Far more than the average cinema, the Showroom is a true home to film, a cultural leader for our region; we’re knowledgeable and passionate about film as an art-form. We are also the Hub Lead Organisation for, part of the BFI’s UK-wide initiative The Audience Network,  providing cultural leadership and coordination for film exhibition for the whole of the North of England.


There are lots of ways to check the Showroom’s screening times:

  • here on the website
  • straight to your inbox in by joining My Showroom
  • in the printed weekly schedule available in our foyer or at the Showroom Box Office
  • in the local press listings
  • by downloading our weekly listings flyer
  • by calling the Box Office on 0114 275 7727

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