Our project

The Regent Street Cinema Campaign

(Tim Ronalds Architects 2014)

The University of Westminster has launched a major campaign to restore one of the most important cinemas in Britain to its former glory, evoking its 19th century heritage, while looking to the future. As a major industry landmark and birthplace of British Cinema, the restored Regent Street Cinema and state-of-the-art auditorium will be open to the public as a unique arts venue for screenings, lectures, workshops and events, in the heart of London’s West End.

The University of Westminster film graduates occupy significant roles within the industry, creating outstanding films and cementing our world class reputation. The restoration of the Regent Street Cinema will reinforce our position as a leading global centre for excellence in the arts and film production. The cinema will offer the best repertory programming and be a place to see quality world cinema. In addition, bringing together students and industry professionals will nurture future talent and provide a much-needed platform for our outstanding film students to showcase their work.

We are working with Tim Ronalds Architects, a practice specialising in arts, education and public projects who have won multiple awards for their restoration of the Hackney Empire.  Thanks to generous contributions from the Quintin Hogg Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Garfield Weston Foundation we have already raised over two thirds of the £5.8 million required to restore and reopen the Cinema.

Now you can be involved in bringing the project to completion and the Cinema to life.

Download our campaign brochure or visit our name a seat page to find out more and help secure the future of the Regent Street Cinema.