The Doc Club is taking a short break, as the Folkestone Documentary Festival is back! See below for details.
The 2023 Folkestone Documentary Festival features the best in new international documentaries. 11 feature-length films, 9 shorts, a VR exhibition, a group walk, a communal meal, drinks and parties, an industry afternoon, and the chance to hear from amazing filmmakers in post-film Q&As in a friendly and fun atmosphere.
Tickets are available for individual events directly from the venue websites, or you can take advantage of the Documentary Festival Pass which offers access to almost every festival event.
For more information and the full programme, including free events not shown on our website, visit folkestonedocumentaryfestival.co.uk.
Tickets are £6, or £5 for concessions and Silver/Gold members.
Click on a film title to navigate to that film.
Every film we show has an age certificate which may restrict who can watch it. When you visit us, we may ask to see proof of age before we can admit you. If you are aged 13 or over, the safest and easiest way to prove this is with your digital ID.
Parental guidance. General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for children younger than 8 years.
For more information about age certificates, visit the BBFC website.
Additional age restrictions apply for children under 18 years on our balcony, and for children under 12 years attending any performance starting at or after 7pm. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ at all times.
Doors open 20-30 minutes before the time shown. There are usually 10-15 minutes of adverts, and the film starts soon afterwards. Please arrive before the performance time.
These shows have subtitled dialogue, and text description of important sounds and music on-screen during the film. The film still plays with audio as usual. There are no adverts before the film.
Popular with children & families, tickets are £3 each for these shows. They are usually very busy and may sell out. Seats are unallocated, so we recommend groups arrive early (even if you have booked), otherwise you may not be able to sit together.
Our autism-friendly sensory sensitive screenings are shown without adverts or trailers. The film’s sound is reduced, and the lighting stays on at a low level during the film. Seating is not allocated, so it’s OK to move during the film.
Our baby-friendly screenings are exclusively for parents & guardians with their babies (under 2 years). The film's sound is reduced, and the lighting stays on at a low level during the film. It's OK if your baby makes noise during the film.
Doors open at 10am for our social Film Club shows, and seating is not allocated. Complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits are served until 10:50am. The film starts at 11:00am with no adverts; please arrive before 10:50am. Read more about our Film Club here.
These performances are showing as part of a special event, and special ticket prices may apply. You can find more information about the event by clicking on the "More Info" button below the film poster.
Tickets for these shows are not yet available. Please check back later. The performance times may also be subject to change.
Our doors have opened for these shows, and online sales have closed. You may be able to buy tickets on the door, if seats are still available.
There are only a few seats left for these shows, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid missing out.
Due to high demand, these shows have sold out. There are no more seats available. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, these shows have been cancelled. If you have already booked tickets, your booking will be automatically refunded in full.
Please note that our opening hours change every week. For standard shows, our doors open 20-30 minutes before each performance time. Film Club shows open at 10:00am.
For standard shows, screen adverts are usually only 10-15 minutes long, with films starting soon after the performance time. Other show types may have shorter adverts, or none. We recommend you arrive before the performance time shown on our website, otherwise we may not be able to admit you.
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