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An update from Vue

Everything you need to know about our venues

Following the latest announcement by the U.K. government that additional areas will move into Tier 3 and 4 restrictions from Thursday 31st December, we can confirm that we have temporarily re-closed our venues.

Any pre-existing bookings up to and including 13th January will be automatically refunded. If you booked in venue with cash please contact our Customer Services team by emailing [email protected] with a picture of your tickets. If you paid in venue by card payment please call customer services on 0345 308 4620.

We strongly believe in the power of escapism that a couple of hours spent at the cinema provides. As we enter 2021, we are eager to bring back the ultimate big screen experience as soon as we are able to do so. We know you all join us in looking forward to the great lineup of titles in 2021.

Between August and November, Vue safely welcomed back over 1.7m million customers to cinemas across the UK and Ireland. We remain confident that we provide safe and controlled ways for families to enjoy much-needed out of home entertainment. We continue to  follow public health advice and the safety of our team and customers remains of utmost importance.  

We planned extensively for our reopening earlier in the year  and have continued to work with authorities to implement wide-reaching new safety measures across our venues.

The following safety protocols will remain in place when you visit for hours of uninterrupted bliss.

We’re focusing on six key areas to ensure you, your family and friends, along with our teams, will be able to join us as safely as possible:


Booking online is encouraged, making your visit to Vue as contactless as possible. 

Tickets can be accessed from your smartphone - from your booking confirmation email, through the Vue app or in your Wallet and will be scanned before you go into the screen. 

Customer details will be required as part of the Test & Trace initiative, to help keep you and others safe for your next visit. For more information see our guest admission policy.

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Physical distanced seating meeting government guidelines has been built into our booking system so that you and those in your booking are automatically seated apart from others.

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All customers are required to wear a face covering during their visit, although you are able to remove this to consume food and drink. Our Safety Team will be on hand to remind customers about this.

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Hand sanitiser will be available throughout our venues for both customers and staff members.

Enhanced cleaning measures will be implemented including disinfecting every screen, including every arm rest, between each screening, with additional cleaning time made available for this.

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Staff will be equipped with PPE to protect them and you.

A member of our new, designated Safety Team will ensure that customers also adhere to our protocols during their visit

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We’ve reduced the number of touchpoints through our foyers and into our screens.

Contactless payments are encouraged, up to the value of £45 and Apple Pay and Google Pay will be available at till points.

Screen doors will remain open until the film starts.

Signs and floor markings will clearly guide you through the venue and you may be asked to exit through a different door.


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We’re staggering film start and end times to maintain physical distancing and reduce the number of people at any one time in our foyer and corridors.

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We want to ensure that you have full peace of mind ahead of your next trip to your local Vue.

All tickets are fully refundable (including booking fees) meaning you can book with confidence knowing our customer service team will happily refund your tickets if you or your friends and family are feeling unwell ahead of your next visit.

You can find out more about refunds on our FAQ page.


If you or a member of your booking feels unwell, for the safety of our customers and staff, we ask you not to attend your screening. If you have already booked your tickets, please contact our Customer Service Team who will be able to help with your booking. Please be sure to have your booking reference and the payment card you used to hand.

If you have any other questions about coming back to Vue, head to our FAQs page for more details.