You will have sole use of the cinema space, plus one of our friendly event staff to serve your drinks from our well-stocked bar.

Event ideas

  • Hold children's parties.
  • Hold your own parties.
  • Hire for your school students.
  • Hire for your staff event.
  • Hold your Christmas party.
  • Hold small music events in an intimate setting.
  • Put on poetry readings, drama performances.
  • It's also the perfect place for a quirky proposal!

Venue details and pricing

  • We can host up to 48 seated guests, but if you plan to move around the space, we recommend up to 30. 
  • Children's birthday parties require adult supervision, so a maximum of 40 children. No popcorn please.
  • 3-hour slots available.
  • Artisvin wine bottles selection available to order
  • Email us for details about our SPECIAL MULTIPLE BOOKING DEAL! £30 OFF for each additional booking.
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday, and Bank Holiday daytime* bookings: £180
  • Monday to Thursday bookings: £150

*Please note: if your booking is for a Bank Holiday the weekend fee will apply. An additional £30 charge per 3-hour slot will be payable on the day.

Some private hire events may be able to be listed as public events on our website for an additional £30 ticket admin fee, dependent on a public screening licence being secured. If this is of interest, please discuss this with us further:

Reduced price booking special offer!

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How to book

Choose from the calendar the date you wish to book. You will be offered a range of three timeslots, unless they are already booked. Tick the option you would like to book and click the 'Book now' button. You will receive a confirmation email with further information about private hire including FAQs.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please login or register on the Electric Palace website before booking.

At the cinema

Electric Palace bar - Jeff PitcherThe bar will be open and staffed throughout the event for beer, ales, wine, Prosecco, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

All alcohol must be purchased from the Electric Palace.

You are welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks – trestle tables can be provided at the front of the cinema.

When providing food for children's parties, please be considerate of food that is not too messy! i.e. cartons of juice rather than open cups and non-sticky sweets or popcorn.

Please note that for children's parties, the cinema is not suitable for running around. Birthday parties for children under 12 years of age should have at least 2 adults to accompany the children. There is a small space for party games and dancing at the front of the venue.

We have DVD or BluRay screening facilities. You are also welcome to bring CDs for music to play before and after the screening. We also have Spotify for your playlists. Please contact us for more details.

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Photo credit: Jeff Pitcher