As a result of new restrictions Visitor Services including box office at the Welcome Building will be closed to in person callers from Thursday 5 November. The Box Office phone line is currently open 9.30-5pm Monday - Friday with a greatly reduced number of staff, so thank you in advance for your patience if you contact us this way. Online bookings are operating as normal so you may prefer to use this service.


FILM The Greatest Showman

The BIG Screen Cinema Experience

Saturday 12 December 2020

Congress Theatre

"Whoa, oa, oa, oa, oh! *stomp stomp*"  This smash-hit box office film needs little introduction to those who have already seen it and loved it. Whether you have or haven’t seen it yet, book now and sink in a comfy cinema seat to immerse yourself  in the big screen spine-tingling drama of Barnum’s colourful circus and the imagined story of how it came to be.

Showing early entrepreneurial spirit, the now infamous P.T.Barnum (Hugh Jackman) soon turns to show business giving those hidden in the shadows of the time a chance to become part of the greatest show on earth.

With mesmerising dance routines, award winning songs, impressive acrobatics, heart-warming romance and a ton of fantastic acting from Hugh Jackman, Zac Effron and Michelle Williams and more!

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Times & Prices

Film starts 2.30pm and 6pm

Adult £8, Child £5

Latecomers may be asked to sit in an unoccupied area to allow maintenance of physical distancing with those already seated.

Additional Info

Rating PG

Running Time 1hr 46 mins


Congress MOVIE Theatre – Your Safety

In line with government guidelines we’re taking the following precautions to ensure safety for our visitors and staff during your visit:

Face coverings are mandatory for those ages 11+ years and must be worn for the duration of your visit, unless eating or drinking. Our staff will also be wearing masks.

Please use the hand sanitising stations that are provided.

We are operating with a significantly reduced seating capacity to give plenty of space for physical distancing. The maximum group that can be seated together will be 6 people. Seats that are not available to sit in will be clearly marked and you will be required to stay in the seat you have purchased. Seats around you and your group will be blocked off at the time of booking.

One way systems will be in place as necessary and a specified auditorium entrance will be stated on your ticket to enable everyone to stay a safe distance apart.

Extensive cleaning including the auditorium, toilets and high-touch points will be undertaken after every screening.

There will be no overlap of entry and exit times for audiences in between films.

Card payment for any ticket, food or drink purchase is preferred.

NHS Track and Trace details will be collected on booking.

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FILM The Greatest Showman

Congress Theatre