The Little Theatre

Places to Visit

Ages:

  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Indoor

Cost:

Paid

Description

Wander through the quieter, cobbled back roads of Bath's busy city centre and you will find The Little Theatre - a charming and almost inconspicuous art house cinema which has become a destination of its own...even making an appearance in a Wes Anderson film! 

It's been here since 1935, originally founded by theatre director and playwright Consuelo de Reyes and her husband, the set designer Peter King. Since then it has flourished under local support, eventually joining the Picturehouse Cinemas and gaining its third screen.  Thanks to this, The Little Theatre is able to offer all the Picturehouse perks, including Big Scream and Kids Clubs.

Film-lovers look no further for a true cinematic treasure. Come for the best film releases, and stay for the comfy seats and delicious snacks.

Admission prices and other ticketing info can be found here and listings here

More about The Little Theatre's history from the Picturehouse website:

The Little Theatre Cinema was built by community theatre pioneer Consuelo de Reyes and her husband in 1935. It initially functioned as a news theatre showing hourly programmes of documentaries and newsreels. Feature films were first showing in 1939, the first two being PEG OF OLD DRURY starring Anna Neagle followed by OH MR PORTER starring Will Hay. During his time exiled in Bath, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie was a frequent visitor. 

The cinema thrived on local support throughout the years as other Bath cinema venues closed, and in 1979 the former scenery sore and lounge area were converted into a second screen. In spite of many refurbishments, The Little Cinema has retained the charm and welcoming warmth of a 1930s cinema, including a balcony in the main auditorium.



Open hours

Monday12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday12:00 - 23:00
Thursday12:00 - 23:00
Friday12:00 - 23:00
Saturday12:00 - 23:00
Sunday12:00 - 23:00