The Venue

No.6 Cinema is based in the world famous Portsmouth Historic Dockyard which is also home to many attractions and close to Gunwharf Quays.

Located in the Grade II listed Boathouse 6 which was built in 1846, our 275-seat auditorium boasts one of the biggest screens on the South Coast!

Considered in Portsmouth as quite the hidden treasure, No.6 Cinema follows a policy of showing world cinema’s latest and greatest releases, whilst also mixing in an eclectic blend of classic movies, heritage titles and documentaries into our programme.

We also have a well-stocked bar serving wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks, perfect for a quick catch up with friends before the film, or to take into the screening.

Pedestrian Access to the Historic Dockyard is through Victory Gate on the corner of Queen Street and The Hard next to HMS Warrior. The Hard Interchange, bus terminal and Portsmouth Harbour railway station are both a five minute walk away. After passing through Victory Gate, turn right into College Road; the cinema entrance is 50 metres on the left to the rear of Action Stations.
Using the postcode for the dockyard will take you to Trafalgar Gate which is the wrong entrance, use PO1 3LJ.

Bikes are not allowed on site unless you have a base security pass.

On-street parking and The Harbour Car Park, The Historic Dockyard Car Park, and Gunwharf Quays Car Park are close-by.

No.6 Cinema now operates a cashless Box Office and Bar. Please pay using a debit or credit card. Tickets can also be purchased online using this website.

For most evening and matinee performances: Adult ticket £9, Concessions £7.50 and 25’s & Under £5. Special prices and conditions apply for certain screenings and live satellite events (please see listings).
Concessions include Seniors (60+), Students, Portsmouth Leisure Card holders, HM Forces, Naval Base pass holders, Blue Light card holders and CEA card holders. Please bring proof of status.
Students - we need to see your course registration card as we are unable to accept the NUS Extra card as proof of status.

No. 6 Cinema adds a booking fee of 6% to tickets purchased online. This is not a charge for using a debit or credit card, but to cover the costs of creating, maintaining and operating our website and relevant booking systems, and to pay for the convenience of booking online.

Tickets can be bought in advance online or on the evening of the performance from the box office. If the online tickets are sold out in advance of the screening a number of tickets are held back to sell to walk ups on the evening of the performance and are available from 6.15 onwards. We do not sell advance tickets for future screenings from the box office and we are unable to take bookings over the phone.

Our Gift Vouchers make a perfect gift for film-lovers, and are available to buy direct from the box office. You can also buy gift vouchers by sending us an email at [email protected]

To redeem gift vouchers, simply bring them to the cinema and show them at the Box Office.

Our box office and cafe / bar are open from 45 minutes before the start of our performances. We open our auditorium 30 minutes before the start of the performance.

The auditorium is accessible by wheelchair users. We can accomodate four wheelchairs in the auditorium at any one time. Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend using a wheelchair. (See our "Contact" web page for our phone number and email address).

Generally our Thursday matinee screenings are shown with subtitles and Active Description for the Hard of Hearing. Very occasionally a film distributor does not make available a film in this format and we have to show the non subtitled version of the film.

For more information in film certificates, please see the British Board Of Film Classification web site at

We look forward to welcoming you.