Tickets & Box Office

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Industry Passholders, please click here for information on how to access screenings, events and our online programme.



Booking Information

Tickets are available online, or in person at our box office locations. For enquiries email or call +44 (0)330 122 8870. Explore the programme and book tickets now!



Single Tickets

Film screenings at the Showroom, Curzon, and The Light cinemas
Standard: £10
Concession: £6.50
DocsForAll: £6.50 - applies to cinema screenings starting before 2pm on weekdays, and all day on Monday 19 June

Screenings and events at The Crucible Theatre
Standard: £12
Concession: £8

Opening Night at Sheffield City Hall
Standard: £18 plus booking and transaction fees
Concession: £12 plus booking and transaction fees
Tickets for Opening Night are available exclusively from

Alternate Realities Summit at Sheffield Town Hall
Standard: £45
Concession: £30



DocLover Ticket Packages

Buy a DocLover package and get discounted tickets for film screenings at the Showroom, Curzon, and The Light cinemas. Select up to 4 tickets per screening. Standard price DocLover packages also include a £2 discount for events at The Crucible Theatre.

DocLover 5: £40 standard / £30 concession
DocLover 10: £75 standard / £55 concession



Online Screenings

From Monday 19 – Sunday 25 June a selection of films from our programme will be available to stream online.

Online Single tickets: £5
Online DocLover package: (all available films): £50

Online films are only available to watch from within the UK, unless you have an Industry Pass.




Concession tickets are available to claimants, full-time students, over 60’s and anyone who cannot afford a full-price ticket, via the DocsForAll concession – no proof of status is required and we operate concessions on a trust basis.

Complimentary tickets are available for Personal Assistants, Carers or sign language interpreters who are assisting someone attending an event, and must be booked in advance. To book, please email with proof of DLA or a valid CEA card or international equivalent.

Free and open to all, our Alternate Realities Exhibition at Site Gallery runs from 11am – 8pm during the festival and will continue after the festival with a reduced selection of works, and following normal gallery opening times, until Sunday 16 July. Please note that the project Within Touching Distance requires advance booking.




All festival venues are wheelchair accessible. Please note that wheelchair spaces in events are subject to availability. Visit for detailed information on all our festival locations.

Follow the link below to view up to date details of our access services, including BSL interpretation, relaxed screenings, subtitled and captioned films. For all access enquiries please email or call +44 (0)330 122 8870




Box Office Information

Tickets are available at the following locations from 10 May and during the festival:

Showroom Cinema
Paternoster Row, S1 2BX
Mon – Sun 11:30 – 21:00

Crucible Theatre (Crucible event tickets only)
55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA
Mon – Sat 10:00 – 18:00

Sheffield City Hall (Opening Night tickets only)
Barkers Pool, S1 2JA
Mon – Fri 10:00 – 16:00

Tickets are available at the following locations during festival dates only: 

Festival Box Office on Tudor Square
Tudor Square, S1 2LA
Wed – Sun 09:00 – 21:00

The Light Cinema
The Moor, S1 4PF
Thu – Sun 09:30 – 21:00
Card payment only

Curzon Cinema
16 George Street, S1 2PF
Thu – Sun 09:30 – 21:00
Card payment only

We encourage card and contactless payments. 
For enquiries email or call +44 (0)330 122 8870



Age Ratings

Films are screened at the festival before their general release so are not yet classified by the BBFC. The festival works closely with Sheffield City Council to agree appropriate age ratings for as many films as possible, but some may be listed as Unclassified/18+.



Audience Award

Every feature film in the programme is eligible for this award and you, our audience, are the judges! In an effort to reduce our environmental impact, this year audiences will receive an email after each screening with a link to vote.



Code of Conduct

We aim to create a safer festival, where we care and look out for each other. 

We are committed to providing an environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all festival guests and attendees, and for all team members and volunteers, in-person and online. Harassment or harmful behaviour has no place at our festival or on any of our online platforms.

By participating in Sheffield DocFest events, in person and online, you agree to abide by and embrace our shared code of conduct. Anyone violating these principles will be asked to stop and are expected to comply immediately, and, at the discretion of the organisers, may be expelled from the activity, event or viewing (without refund). 

If you observe or experience a violation of our code of conduct, please contact a member of staff or security personnel, or email

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