PHOENIX CINEMA AND ART CENTRE
Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent cinema, art and digital culture.
Phoenix believe film and art have the power to enrich our lives. Offering a nuanced artistic programme of film and art, these strands are supported by a substantial schedule of learning and development experiences and events designed to build skills and enjoyment in those seeking to learn.
Phoenix is located in Leicester’s city centre, within the Cultural Quarter, just a 10-minute walk from the train station.
Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre
4 Midland Street
There is a council-run pay and display car park next to Phoenix (LE1 1TE). Parking costs £1 for 1hr, £3 up to 3hrs, £4 up to 4hrs. Longer stays cost significantly more. Evening parking costs £2, from 6pm – 6am. On Sundays and bank holidays there is a £1 charge and a maximum stay of 4hrs. Please check notices in the car park for more details.
The Rutland Centre NCP car park on Halford Street (LE1 1TQ) is just a short walk away from Phoenix and costs £5.20 all day for Phoenix customers. To obtain this reduced rate your parking ticket must be validated at the Phoenix box office.
On-street parking is also available around Phoenix. In pay and display bays, parking is free after 6pm and all day on Sundays; on single yellow lines, parking is free after 6pm. Please check the signs as circumstances may change and temporary restrictions may be in place.
Wheelchair spaces are available in both cinema screens: three in Screen 1 and two in Screen 2. Please call the Box Office prior to booking if you require a wheelchair space or other accessible seating. The foyer, Box Office, Café Bar and screen entrances are all on a flat level on the ground floor. Lift access is available to the first-floor meeting rooms.
TOILET AND WASHING FACILITIES
Accessible toilets are situated throughout the building and both the ladies' and gents' toilets include a slightly larger cubicle at the far end. Phoenix also has a "Changing Places" facility; this includes an accessible toilet, moveable privacy screen, height adjustable sink and bed, hoist and a baby changing unit.
ACCESS CINEMA PROGRAMME
Phoenix runs a nationally recognised Access Cinema programme which includes descriptive subtitled, audio described and autism-friendly screenings.
ASSISTANCE DOGS ARE WELCOME
Assistance dogs are welcome in the building and auditoria. Spaces are provided for the comfort of both owners and their assistance dogs. Please contact the box office to reserve these spaces. Dog bowls with water and quiet rooms are also available if required.
HEARING LOOPS AND AUDIO DESCRIPTION HEADSETS
Phoenix has T-loops at all payment counters in the building which work with most hearing aids, and an infra-red system in Screen 2. The infra-red system works via headsets and can offer either an amplified dialogue track for people with a hearing loss or, for films with one, an audio described track for people with a sight loss. Unfortunately, due to the lack of availability, The Short Cinema programmes will not be audio described, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment.
PARENTS AND BABIES
Baby changing facilities are available in the last cubicle of the ladies' and gents' toilets. If you require more space to accommodate a pushchair, please ask at the Box Office for the radar key to access the "Changing Places" room which also has a baby changing unit. Phoenix has high chairs in the Café Bar and a children's menu. They also have booster seats available at the screen doors for our family screening.
BLUE BADGE PARKING
Accessible parking bays are situated at the front of the building and can be used by blue badge holders for a maximum of 3 hours.