Ticketing & Booking Information

Film Screenings

£10 / £7.50 concessions and Weekdays before 13:00: £5.00

Live Events, Talks & Parties

Priced individually. See relevant event pages on the Doc/Fest website.

Tickets are available to buy online from sheffdocfest.com or in person from any Doc/Fest Box Office. All ticket prices include booking fees.

Doc/Lover Wristband

Want to attend a number of films? The Doc/Lover Wristband gives you entry to up to 12 film screenings (except Opening Night) during the festival for only £69 / £59.50 concessions.

Available to buy online here or in person during the festival at the Doc/Fest Exchange Box Office.

To access Film screenings with a Doc/Lover Wristband, first buy your Wristband online then choose which films to go to by logging into your My Doc/Fest account here. Your e-tickets will be uploaded to your Wristband.

Please collect your Doc/Lover Wristband from the Doc/Fest Exchange Box Office before attending any screenings.

Festival Pass

The only way to access the whole festival is to purchase a Festival Pass. You will have access to the very best film screenings, our Alternate Realities exhibition, inspiring Talks, our industry Marketplace and the best networking and parties.

A Festival Pass can be purchased online here at any time, or in person during the festival at the Delegate Centre.

Your Festival Pass (with photo ID) should be worn at all times and is required to access all films and events.

To access the Programme with a Festival Pass

To access Film screenings and Live Events during the festival you can select e-tickets the day before and the day of a screening via your My Doc/Fest account here or going to the Doc/Fest Exchange Box Office. Your e-tickets will be uploaded to your Festival Pass. If there are no longer advance tickets available you can join a standby queue at the venue 30 minutes before the screening.

Festival Pass holders do not require tickets for Talks and Parties. Go directly to the venue and show your Festival Pass. Please arrive early for these events to guarantee yourself a seat.


Concessionary tickets and Festival Passes are available to full time students, those aged 25 and under, senior citizens, and claimants.

Complimentary tickets or Festival Passes are available for Personal Assistants, Carers or sign language interpreters, but must be booked in advance, and proof of DLA or a valid CEA card or international equivalent is required.

For 16-26 year olds, a limited amount of tickets are available at £5 for any event taking place at Sheffield Theatres from the Sheffield Theatres Box Office. Please visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk for more information.

Important information for all Pass and Ticket holders

Due to high demand, if you are not in your seat five minutes before the advertised event start time your ticket may be reallocated.

Box Office Locations

Showroom Cinema
15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Thu 9 May–Wed 5 June, 11:30–22:00 daily
Thu 6–Tue 11 June, 08:30–until last film

Doc/Fest Exchange
Tudor Square, S1 2LA
Wed 5 June, 17:00–20:00
Thu 6–Tue 11 June, 09:00–21:00

Curzon Cinema
16 George Street, S1 2PF

Sat 8 June–Tue 11 June, 08:30–until last film

The Light Cinema
The Moor, S1 4PF

Fri 7–Tue 11 June, 08:30–until last film

Alternate Realities Box Office
Site Gallery Square, Brown Street, S1 2BS

Thu 6–Tue 11 June, 09:00–20:00

For all enquiries please email boxoffice [at] sheffdocfest.com or call +44 (0) 330 122 8870.

Alternate Realities Exhibition

The Alternate Realities exhibition is free and open to all, with advance booking required for specific projects: the Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences in Site Gallery; the 360 screenings in the Igloo Dome on Site Gallery Square; the VR Cinema screenings at the Performance Lab. These can be booked on the day of the event at the Alternate Realities Box Office on Site Gallery Square. Places are subject to availability.

If you have booked for the above Alternate Realities events, please arrive 5 minutes early or your place may be reallocated.

Doc/Fest Exchange

Everyone is welcome at Doc/Fest Exchange, the festival hub on Tudor Square. Bringing together a specially curated programme of talks, films and conversations to revolutionise what makes a healthy planet, Doc/Fest Exchange is free and open to all between 9.00 and 22.00 daily. Kick starting at 10.00 with complimentary tea, coffee and pastries, there’s also a well-stocked licensed bar and a selection of local street food stalls. For the full programme please visit sheffdocfest.com

Delegate Centre

Doc/Fest Delegate Centre is where to go if you are collecting or buying a Festival Pass. Based in the Workstation, the Delegate Centre is open 17.00-21.00 on Wednesday 5 June, then 9.00-21.00 Thursday 6 to Tuesday 11 June. It also hosts a cloakroom, lost property, and the Doc/Player Lounge.