Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is back this August for 14 nights of bold, beloved and blockbuster films, plus new premieres. Enjoy in the spectacular neoclassical setting of Somerset House’s iconic courtyard on London’s largest outdoor screen with full, cinema-quality surround sound.
Single screenings - £18.00 + booking fees (£20.75)
Double bills - £24.00 + booking fees (£26.75)
Premieres - £24.00 + booking fees (£26.75)
Times / What time should I arrive?
Doors open 19.00
DJs from 19:00
Film starts at approx. 21:00
Relax and soak up the atmosphere from 19:00, when doors open. DJs will play from 19:00 and the film begins at approx. 21:00 as the sun goes down.
Please consider our neighbours and leave Somerset House quietly.
What should I bring?
There is no fixed seating in the courtyard. You are welcome to bring your own rugs, blankets and small cushions to sit on (sorry no chairs, back rests or portable furniture — inflatable or otherwise). Rugs and cushions can be purchased for £10–£15. In the instance of bad weather please come prepared.
Food and drink
There's a fully licensed bar and coffee point onsite, along with a selection of pop-up food, including Jimmy Garcia's BBQ Club serving fully loaded flame-grilled burgers, hot dogs and fries; and Little Moons' mochi-wrapped artisan gelato.
There are also a range of hampers and dining packages that can be pre-booked via the Somerset House website.
You're welcome to bring your own food and drink, but no glass (including jars), crockery or sharp knives are allowed into the courtyard. Customers are welcome to bring alcohol onto the site, but we reserve the right to use our discretion, and may confiscate anything deemed excessive. If you bring a glass bottle in, we will ask you to decant into plastic on arrival.
Entrance to double bill programmes is restricted to the film of highest certification.
Where a film is uncertificated, entry is to over 18s only.
The screenings are open air. The audience area is not covered. The screenings will go ahead whatever the weather — come rain or come shine. Please do come prepared as no wet weather provisions will be provided.
Last updated: June, 2019