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BAFTA at 70 Open Weekend

The BRITISH FILM ACADEMY AWARDS in 19The BRITISH ACADEMY of FILM and TELEVISION ARTS AWARDS in 1980Image: 1979 British Academy Film & Television Awards © BAFTA Archive
Friday 28 April - Sunday 30 April
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

To celebrate 70 years of Academy history, BAFTA's headquarters at 195 Piccadilly opens its doors to the public. Through a programme of screenings, talks and an exhibition, discover some of the many stories that tell a history of BAFTA and the changing role of film, television and games in all our lives.

The weekend includes:
·        A showcase of unseen photography from the BAFTA archives
·        An all-night screening of cult films nominated in our special effects categories
·        Screenings of films from BAFTA-winning directors who defined the decades
·        A classic film screening for all the family
·        A series of insightful talks from special guests
·        A special BAFTA Kids event


A selection of films from the BAFTA-winning directors who helped to shape cinema in the decades since the introduction of our Directing category in 1969.

Saturday 29 + 30 April
Tickets - £5 (ticket includes free entry to the exhibition).

Tickets for this event will be available to purchase in cash on the door.

  • Four Weddings and a Funeral - Saturday, 14.00 - Book now
  • All About My Mother - Saturday, 18.00 - Book now
  • Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid - Sunday, 13.00 -  Book now
  • The Graduate - Sunday, 16.00 - Book now
  • Apocalypse Now - Sunday, 19.00 -  Book now


Our all-night screening extravaganza celebrating the work of some of the earliest nominees of our special effects award. There will be a specially curated food and beverage menu for guests. 

  • Silent Running (89 mins)
  • Tron (96 mins)
  • Poltergeist (116 mins)
  • E.T (115 mins)

Saturday 29 April, 22.00 - 06.00 (Sunday)

Tickets for this event will be available to purchase in cash on the door.
Tickets for the full line up - £15 (ticket includes free entry to the exhibition). Book now

Strictly 18+

NB: All tickets must be pre-purchased. There will be no admittance or re-admittance (except for smokers) after the first film starts.

80s vfx all nighter

FASHION ON FILM: Amber Butchart

Fashion historian Amber Butchart talks through the costumes and styles of some of BAFTA’s most notable Costume nominees. 

Saturday 29 April, 16.30

Tickets for this event will be available to purchase in cash on the door.
Tickets - £5 (ticket includes free entry to the exhibition).  Book now


BAFTA Kids TV Preview: The Amazing World of Gumball

The British Academy Childrens Awards were launched in 1996, championing the innovators and creators of children’s film, TV and games. Join BAFTA for  preview episodes of the multi Award-winning Cartoon Network series The Amazing World of Gumball featuring the adventures of an energetic and fearless blue cat and his idiosyncratic family, The Watterson’s.  The show won its first Children’s Award BAFTA for animation in 2011.

Three preview episodes followed by Q&A with Gumball creator, Ben Bocquelet, executive producer, Sarah Fell and series director Mic Graves.

Saturday 29 April, 11.00

Tickets for this event will be available to purchase in cash on the door.
Tickets prices vary (ticket includes free entry to the exhibition). Book now

The Amazing World of Gumball - Key Art


A rare occasion to tour BAFTA’s iconic headquarters and view our new exhibition, celebrating 70 years of Academy history. Explore some of the stories that have defined BAFTA through the decades, with displays of newly uncovered materials, vintage photography and video footage from BAFTA’s archive, dating back to the organisation's establishment in 1947. 

Tickets for this event will be available to purchase in cash on the door.

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 April, £3. Book now

Private view for BAFTA members: Friday 28 April, 18.00, free. Book now



To launch our ‘BAFTA at 70 Open Weekend’, we are hosting a special screening of La La Land, a modern musical love story and winner of five BAFTAs. Your ticket includes a glass of Champagne Taittinger on arrival. Specially curated food and cocktails, inspired by La La Land will also be available, and there will be live jazz for guests to enjoy into the early hours. This special screening will be introduced by film critic Jason Solomons.

Friday 28 April

7.30 – Box office opens

7.45 – Screening starts (128 mins)

Tickets - £5. Sold Out

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