Activities & screenings for schools, colleges and home educators

Activities tailored to your students

Want to watch a film linked to a module or class topic? Reward your group at the end of term with a screening? Want to showcase your group’s own productions, on the big screen? Ask about our private education screenings. 

Want to inspire the next generation of filmmakers with workshops in any number of genres and formats; from planning and shooting to editing?  Ask about our bespoke workshops.

We can offer a combination of any of the above; you choose the topic, the film and we’ll put together an tailor-made event for you.



For any questions, queries or ideas for projects, please contact our education manager, Anthony via email: [email protected]

‘Your cinema is such a brilliant resource for us. The staff are so helpful and charming and the facilities are amazing.’

S Jago

Geography and History Teacher, Lewes Old Grammar school

Explore Film: College Study Days

Led by a team of expert lecturers and professionals, our study days include a film screening (in our luxurious screen 1), supported with lectures and Q&As designed to support a range of BTEC / A-Level film and media students.

Days start at 10:00 and finish at 15:00. 

Tickets cost £10 per student, accompanying staff are free.

For any queries or to book places for your school or college, please contact our education manager Anthony via email: [email protected]

A-Level Film Studies
Wednesday 19 October

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterwork. Start the year with a classic. A former San Francisco police detective juggles his personal demons and his obsession with the hauntingly beautiful woman he has been hired to trail, who herself may be deeply disturbed.

In this A Level Film Studies day we will focus in particular on the auteur theory, film form and cover elements of the Hollywood studio system of the time.

Lecture will led by Ellen Cheshire, a film historian, writer and lecturer who is a regular contributor to BFI publications, has taught at Sussex and Chichester universities and was part of the writing team for the current WJEC A Level Film textbook.


Black Panther
A-Level Media Studies
Wednesday 23 November

Chadwick Boseman’s iconic role endures and Black Panther remains one of the MCU’s best entries. T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future, confronting a challenger from his country’s past along the way.

This A Level Media Studies day covers the following key concepts:

Historical Contexts: The Black Panthers?
Political, Social and Cultural Contexts: What are the stories we tell? 
Economic Context: Does Disney make a difference?

Lecture will be led by Faye Pirate, an experienced lecturer with many years experience teaching across a range of successful A-Level & BTEC media and film courses.

A-Level Film Studies
Monday 27 March

Mustang is the debut feature film of Turkish-French director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, who co-wrote the screenplay with Alice Winocour. The film is set in Turkey and centres on five sisters, aged 12 – 16, who find their lives transformed one summer. The film explores issues of gender, growing up, youth and identity.

In this study day we will focus in particular on social/political/cultural contexts, gender representation and key elements of film form.

Lecture will led by Ellen Cheshire, a film historian, writer and lecturer who is a regular contributor to BFI publications, has taught at Sussex and Chichester universities and was part of the writing team for the current WJEC A Level Film textbook.

INTO FILM free screenings

 Depot is proud to once again be a part of BFI’s free screening programme.

This November we have films suitable for a variety of ages; from primary school to college students, and everything in-between.


Zog and the Flying Doctors + Superworm  U
Animated adaptations of Julia Donaldson’s much loved books.
Suitable for early years.

Belle  PG
Fantastic Japanese anime centred around a young women leading a virtual double life on-line. (English dubbed version)

Casablanca Beats  12A
A rapper turned inner city teacher inspires his class of hip-hop wannabees to find their authentic inner voice. Inspiring and uplifting. (Arabic with English subtitles)

Girls, Girls, Girls  15
A candid, funny, John Hughes-esque drama following the lives of three Finnish teenagers as they experience desire and first love. (Finnish with English subtitles)


To book your school into a free screening visit the INTO FILM website. Bookings are taken via INTO FILM not Depot so you won’t find these films on our website or listings.

If you have any queries related to the screenings please contact our education manager Anthony via email: [email protected]

Looking for creative activities for your children? We offer courses in filmmaking, photography and animation. Sessions take place in our studio space and are run by experienced teachers and professionals.

If you are after something specific, have your own ideas for projects or have any queries, please email us: [email protected]

Home Ed Filmmaking: Boo! Horror Special

5 week filmmaking project.
Monday mornings 10:15 – 12:15.
19 Sept, 26 Sept, 3 Oct, 10 Oct & 17 Oct.
Ages: 8+

Cost: £60.

Over this 5 week term children will try their hand at producing a short horror film, with an emphasis on creating spooky audio and creepy images. The project will be led by our experienced on-site teacher, Anthony Gates.

Most of our sessions utilise easily accessible kit, such as smartphones and tablets, so we encourage you to bring along your own devices. However we have devices available on-site if you feel this is a barrier to coming along.

No previous experience is necessary, all the children need to bring along is their imagination and a willingness to work together in a small group.

This course is now sold out. If you’d like be added to a waiting list please email: [email protected]