Relaxed Events

We are working hard to relaunch our Relaxed Events in a safe way for audiences and will update this page with more information as soon as possible.

Every month we host a relaxing afternoon event that's been developed in consultation with people with dementia and their companions / loved ones. These events are also suitable for anyone who prefers a more relaxed atmosphere. With live entertainment and refreshments, the programme changes every month, but varies to include dance, film, music and / or storytelling - and of course a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits! Suggestions for future events are always welcome. 

If you haven't visited our venue before you might find it useful to watch our familiarisation video

Keep an eye on our What's On listings to find our next event. You can book online, call 01786 466 666 or visit in person from 10am. If you would like any further information or would like to chat with someone about these events please get in touch with our Creative Learning Team


We've expanded our cinema programme so you can also enjoy films with your family and friends. 

These screenings are open to everyone, but are designed to welcome people who benefit from a more relaxed environment - those with an Autistic Spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders and people living with dementia. You can expect:

  • A relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the Filmhouse

  • Friendly staff on hand to make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible

  • The lights to be on low

  • The volume to be turned down

  • No adverts or trailers before the film

*Look out for our Relaxed Screenings throughout the year online and in our Cinema guide. See what's on here.

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