ACCESS

GFT is committed to ensuring an open and accessible environment for everyone.

For detailed access information, click on the links below that best describe the information you require. If you have any specific access enquiries or specialist requirements not covered below, please contact the duty manager on (0141) 352 8603 or dutymanager@glasgowfilm.org. If you don't get through on the phone, please do leave a message including your phone number and we will call you back as soon as we can.

GFT accepts the CEA Card. Apply online or pick up an application form at GFT Box Office. This card entitles the card holder to a free ticket for the person accompanying them to the cinema.

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Our Building and Accessibility


Getting to GFT

  • Nine accessible parking spaces are available in Cambridge Street.
  • There is a drop off point at the front entrance of GFT.
  • The closest bus stop is on Sauchiehall Street. Buses servicing this stop include First Bus: 3, 4, 4A, 18, 19, 19A, 747, N2, N6, N9, N18, N240, N267, X1A, M11, X81, 4B
    Glasgow City Bus: 15
    City Sightseeing: C1
    McGills Bus: 7
    Stuarts Bus: 240X
  • The closest train station is Queen Street Station. TransPennine Express offer a handy guide to visiting Glasgow by train, or visit National Rail.
  • The closest subway is Cowcaddens, www.spt.co.uk/subway
  • There is one entrance to GFT, 12 Rose Street.
  • The outside pavement is flush with the left hand side entrance to the building.
  • The entrance doors open automatically.

Inside the Venue 

  • Tickets can be collected from the box office on ground level. There is a low level counter. 
  • The lift is wheelchair accessible.
  • There is ramp access to Cinema 2 & 3 and steps or lift access to Cinema 1.
  • One accessible toilet is located on ground level, down the ramp towards Cinema 2 & 3. 
  • A kiosk is located on ground level, which is wheelchair accessible. There is also a café on the second level, which is accessible by stairs. Both sell the exact same range of products. There are a limited number of seats adjacent to the kiosk. The table and chairs in both areas can be moved if you need more space. If you need assistance ordering drinks or snacks just ask a member of staff to help you.
  • Headsets are available from Box Office for infra red and audio description.
  • Wheelchair spaces available at GFT include four spaces for Cinema 1, two spaces for Cinema 2 and two spaces for Cinema 3.
  • The venue has low level lighting throughout and the cinema spaces are dark during film screenings. 
  • The venue is well ventilated.

Buying / Booking Tickets

To buy advance tickets for a wheelchair space (and cinema seats alongside, if required) please call our duty manager on (0141) 352 8603 and they will take payment over the phone. If you can't get through, please do leave a message and we will call you back.

To reserve a wheelchair space by email, send an email to dutymanager@glasgowfilm.org and you can pay for your ticket(s) when you arrive at the cinema. We apologise but reservations by email are only available for bookings which include a wheelchair space or require other access assistance.

All other tickets can be purchase online or at the Box Office. 

GFT for deaf or hard of hearing patrons

We offer an infrared sound facility for hard of hearing customers. This enables you to control the volume at which you listen to the film. Please ask at Box Office for a head set.

GFT also provides captioned screenings of films when possible. Captioning is a service for individuals who are hard of hearing or deaf. These screenings have a transcription of the film's dialogue in English along the bottom of the screen and may also describe the sounds in the film. Please check the listing of the film you want to see to make sure it is captioned. 

Our programme also contains many films subtitled into English from other languages. These may also be suitable for deaf and hard of hearing patrons.

Hearing Dogs are welcome at GFT

View all upcoming Captioned Screenings

View Information about Visible Cinema

GFT for blind or partially-sighted patrons

Audio Description is a service for partially-sighted or blind people. It works by playing a recorded narration, explaining what's happening on screen during gaps in the dialogue through headphones. The normal film soundtrack comes through the cinema's surround-sound speakers in the usual way, so Audio Description is undetectable to anyone else in the auditorium not using a headset. Please check the listing of the film you want to see to make sure it is Audio Described. 

Audio Description headsets are available at Box Office.

Large print copies of the monthly brochure are available at Box Office.

Guide dogs are welcome at GFT.

Upcoming Audio Described Screenings

GFT for children with autism and their families

GFT has monthly autism-friendly screenings for children with autism and their families. The film and the cinema environment are suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders and/or sensory hypersensitivity. The films have no subtitles, are played with the volume reduced and the house lights on low. Children can make noise and move around. Children with other disabilities are welcome to attend the screenings too.

Upcoming Autism-friendly Screenings

GFT, together with Scottish Autism, is piloting a monthly Access Film Club for young people and adults (aged 15+) with autism. 

Upcoming Access Film Club screenings for adults

To be kept informed of Audio Described, Captioned, Subtitled screenings and film clubs, sign up to our Accessible Screenings newsletter. Once you’re redirected to the signup page, select the Accessible newsletter from the pop down menu and fill in your contact details.