107 Kingsland High Street
London E8 2PB

(corner John Campbell Road)

Tel 020 7241 9410



Bookings can be made on online with our own secure server by clicking here or on the 'Online booking' links throughout the website or by telephone between 2pm and 8pm daily on 020 7241 9410. Bookings are subject to a booking fee of 50p for one ticket, £1 for two tickets or more. There is no booking fee for Friends of the Rio. We accept payment by most credit and debit cards (but not we regret American Express).

Tickets will be available for collection from the Box Office or the ticket pickup point in the foyer. Please remember to bring the Credit/Debit card used to make the booking.

Concessions tickets can be booked online and by telephone but proof of entitlement will need to be shown upon collection of the tickets. Please note that in the case of Concessions tickets collected from the ticket pickup point, proof of entitlement will need to be shown to the Usher before entering the auditorium.

Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable once purchased except in the event of the cancellation of a performance. If a discretionary refund is authorised by the manager, it will be in the form of a Credit Voucher and it will only be on production of an untorn ticket, or if a pre-booked ticket has not been collected, and will only be made in advance of the screening so that the ticket can be resold.

67, 76/N76, 149 (24-hr), 243 (24-hr), & 488 stop on Kingsland High St at 'Sandringham Rd'.
236 (24-hr) stops 100 yds north at 'Crossway' and 'Shacklewell Lane'.
30, 38/N38, 56, 242 (24-hr), & 277 (24-hr) stop 350 yds south at 'Dalston Junction Station'.

The cinema is 150 yds north of Dalston Kingsland station on London Overground's Richmond/Clapham Junction to Stratford route.
Tube links at Highbury & Islington (Victoria line), Camden Road (via Camden Town, Northern line), Stratford (Central and Jubilee lines, DLR), and West Hampstead (Jubilee line), Willesden Junction (Bakerloo line).

It's also 350 yds north of Dalston Junction station on London Overground's Highbury & Islington to West Croydon route.
Tube links at Whitechapel (District and Hammersmith & City lines), Shadwell (DLR), and Canada Water (Jubilee line).

Highbury & Islington + RAIL or BUS 30, 277 (24-hr) from St Pauls Road.
Seven Sisters + BUS 76/N76, 149 (24-hr), 243 (24-hr) from High Road.
Finsbury Park + BUS 236 (24-hr) from Station Place

Finsbury Park + BUS 236 (24-hr) from Station Place

Northern Line
Angel + BUS 30, 38/N38, 56; Camden Town + RAIL

Central Line
Stratford + RAIL.
Liverpool Street + BUS 149 (24-hr), 242 (24-hr) from Bishopsgate

Circle Line
Liverpool Street + BUS 149 (24-hr), 242 (24-hr) from Bishopsgate

Hammersmith & City Line
Whitechapel + RAIL
Liverpool Street + BUS 149 (24-hr), 242 (24-hr) from Bishopsgate

Metropolitan Line
Liverpool Street + BUS 149 (24-hr), 242 (24-hr) from Bishopsgate

District Line
Whitechapel + RAIL

Bakerloo Line
Willesden Junction + RAIL

Jubilee Line
Canada Water or Stratford or West Hampstead + RAIL

Shadwell or Stratford + RAIL

Normal shows: £10; £8 O.A.P.s, Students, Unwaged on production of UB40 card or benefit book, Under 18s; £6 Under 15s.
Mondays: £6; £5 Concessions & Under 15s; £4 O.A.P.s (BEFORE 5pm).
Tuesday - Friday matinees (BEFORE 5pm): £7.50; £6 Concessions & Under 15s (£5 groups of 10 children or more); £4.50 O.A.P.s.
Saturday Morning Picture Club & Playcentre matinees: Children £2.50, Accompanying adults £3.50.

Telephone bookings can be made between 2pm and 8pm daily. We accept payment by most credit and debit cards.

Gift vouchers for a value of your choice or Friends' membership (£25 single, £40 joint) can be purchased from the Box Office or by post. Rio Friends membership is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys the cinema. They'll receive all the benefits (see 'become a friend'), including 2 complimentary tickets and discounts at the Rio for 12 months. To buy someone Friends membership, please pick up a form from the Box Office. We also offer an attractive Rio mug (£8) and a stylish Rio tote bag (£5). Alternatively, for something extra special for a friend, relation or yourself, you can name a seat at the Rio. For £150 a special plaque will be attached to the seat with a text of your choice, and you will know that you will be supporting the Rio. To name your seat, please pick up a form from the Box Office.

Three permanent wheelchair spaces are available in the auditorium. Up to five additional spaces are available subject to booking at least one day in advance. The Rio also has a toilet with wheelchair access, and an infra red assisted hearing system for people with hearing aids. There are automatic doors at the entrance and level access to the cinema. Staff will help wheelchair users, who are welcome to come unaccompanied. Phone 020 7241 9410 for further access details.

The Rio is a no-smoking cinema.

Screenings are on most Tuesdays and Thursdays. The idea behind the Club is to enable parents with babies to visit the cinema regularly without having to find a baby sitter or worry about their babies causing disturbance. The auditorium is slightly lighter than normal and a secure space is provided for pushchairs. The Club is exclusively for parents with babies under 1 year old. Membership is free but you do need to sign up and receive a membership card to come to these screenings. Join the Club on the day or email us: mail@riocinema.org.uk giving us your name, address, telephone number and your baby's name and date of birth.

Our foyer café is open during normal cinema opening hours. We offer confectionery items, popcorn and soft drinks, including organic sodas and Club Mate energy drinks, and a variety of cakes and other sweet and savoury snacks. We serve Monmouth coffee and a range of herbal teas. We offer a selection of beers, ciders and wines for ticket holders and members to enjoy.

The auditorium and basement space are both available for hire. Please email max@riocinema.org.uk giving details of what you are looking for.

The Rio is a Community cinema, whose policy is decided by a Board of Directors consisting of local people elected each year. If you have any comments to the Board, queries, criticisms, suggestions for films or other issues to raise, please email to: mail@riocinema.org.uk, write or give us a call on 020 7241 9410.

The Rio programme can be sent to you by post. Print out and complete form, and either post to the Rio or hand in at the box-office, together with a cheque or postal order for £5.00 for one year's mailing.

Three categories of membership are available:
Annual membership: £25
Joint membership (for two people at the same address): £40
Life membership: £200.

Friends receive:

  • £2 off the price of a ticket for most shows
  • two complimentary tickets
  • mailing of our two-monthly programme leaflet and information on special events
  • special offers and discounts from local arts organisations and businesses

The Rio's policy of encouraging community access and local involvement means that your group or organisation could use the cinema for educational, campaigning or fund-raising purposes. For further information please ring Max on 020 7241 9410.

A reminder to all patrons travelling to the Rio by bicycle to make sure they secure wheels and frames of their bikes with sturdy locks. Staff do their best to keep a watchful eye on bikes parked here, but cannot maintain constant surveillance. We strongly recommend that you use two sturdy locks to lock your bicycle, making sure both frame and wheels are secure, and remove any detachable saddles. If possible, park your bike on the stands on the Kingsland High Street end of John Campbell Road where it is better lit, or the High Street itself. If you see anyone tampering with bicycles, please inform a member of staff immediately. Thank you.

If you would like to receive details of the first weeks of the next programme by e-mail, please e-mail us on: prog@riocinema.org.uk

If you would like to receive regular news from the Rio, please complete a form in the foyer or e-mail us on: enews@riocinema.org.uk

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The Rio Centre (Dalston) Limited is a registered charity in England & Wales (No. 277415). Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England & Wales (No. 1409066). Registered office: 107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB.