Dementia-friendly screenings at Depot

Our dementia-friendly screenings are currently on hiatus for the time being. Please check back again soon to find out about our next screening.

People living with dementia shouldn’t have to give up the things they love, due to inaccessible or unsupportive environments – including visiting a cinema.

At Depot’s dementia-friendly screenings, experienced practitioner Suzy Harvey brings the action on screen to life in the auditorium, provoking memories and encouraging fun. Each guest will be given a bag of props to immerse themselves in the films and re-engage them with the joy of cinema.

How are dementia-friendly screenings different?

The auditorium lights are on a half setting throughout the film and the sound is slightly quieter. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and audience members are free to move around and come and go. There is a quiet area outside the screen for anyone who needs a break. Dementia trained Depot staff and volunteers are on hand.

Film is an immersive experience which can promote activity and stimulation of the mind; be an important tool for reminiscence, and is often associated with relaxation, engagement and, above all, enjoyment. Working with experts, our special screenings are filled with singing, dancing and frivolity.


Getting here

Depot is on Pinwell Road at the bottom of Station Street, next to Lewes railway station. Mini buses and taxis can drop off directly outside the entrance.

Depot, Pinwell Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2JS
Enquiries: 01273 525354

Depot has two disabled spaces outside. The council-run Pinwell Road Car Park has one disabled space. Lewes railway station car park is immediately adjacent and has arrangements for Blue Badge holders. Find out more >


Depot is a fully accessible building, with wheelchair access to all areas of the restaurant and cinemas. We have both disabled and ambulant toilets. All auditoria are fitted with infrared hearing systems. Depot can provide special headphones, or you can plug in your own hearing aid via a lanyard. There are hearing loops around the box office, food counter and in the Studio. Find out more >

If you have any questions about your visit to the cinema please do pop in to have a look around or email Bonnie at [email protected] with any questions.