Experience the world’s most fascinating classroom

Give your pupils an unforgettable learning experience on Britain's biggest screen at BFI IMAX.

Choose a film and book a visit for your class. Film screenings during term time usually start at 10:30am or 11:45am, but other times can be arranged. You can also choose to show your class a full-length feature film.

Your school trip to the BFI IMAX London includes:

  • Screenings at a time that suits you
  • A wide range of stunning IMAX documentary films
  • Ticket prices from only £5* per pupil
  • One free teacher ticket per 10 pupils
  • Fully curriculum-linked for key stages 1-4
  • Films narrated by David Attenborough, Morgan Freeman, Judy Dench, Leonardo DiCaprio and many more
  • Free downloadable resources to support the films 
  • Free risk assessment
  • Free planning tickets to visit the BFI IMAX


If you can’t find what you are looking for, please check our FAQs or contact us if you have any other questions.

To book call BFI IMAX Education Team on 020 7960 3120 or email [email protected]

*Price valid for school term time visits only. Prices vary during school holidays, please see our pricing table for further information.



We welcome teachers to come and visit the BFI IMAX to see the screen, location and facilities. Please ask when booking to arrange a convenient time.

Whether you want to book an educational documentary or a full-length feature film, please email us at [email protected] to discuss your trip.


Student £5
Teacher Free
Additional teacher £5



We're happy to host full-length feature film presentations for your group at our standard pricing.

Please email us at [email protected] to discuss your trip.


Getting here

The BFI IMAX is located on London Southbank, right next to Waterloo Bridge, near Waterloo Station.

Get map directions here.


Buses can park on the slip road underneath Waterloo Bridge, less than five minutes' walk from the cinema.

The cinema is 5 minutes’ walk from Waterloo Station.


Cars can park at the Euro car park sites:

  • Under the National Theatre (off Upper Ground)
  • Under the Hayward Gallery
  • In front of the Shell Centre 

The BFI IMAX is within the Congestion Charge zone.

Tube and Train

The nearest tube stations are:

  • Waterloo,
  • Embankment (Cross Hungerford Bridge to Southbank)
  • Charing Cross (Cross Hungerford Bridge to Southbank)

The nearest train stations are:

  • Waterloo
  • Charing Cross (Cross Hungerford Bridge to Southbank)


The area is served by bus routes: 

1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77

139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188

211, 243, 341, 381, 507, 521


Film information

Amazon Adventure

(U) 40 mins

Amazon Adventure 3D tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850's.

To The Arctic

(U) 40 mins

"To The Arctic 3D" tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar(R) winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.

Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters

(U) 40 mins

Prepare to be amazed in this 3D giant screen adventure narrated by David Attenborough as we explore the incredible hidden world of the super-powered bugs.

America Wild: National Parks Adventure

(U) 43 mins

AMERICA WILD: NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

A Beautiful Planet

(U) 43 mins

A BEAUTIFUL PLANET is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. 

Living In The Age Of Airplanes

(U) 43 mins

Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, 'Living In The Age Of Airplanes' explores the countless ways the airplane affects our lives (even when we don’t fly). With a fascinating take on history, breathtaking visuals, soaring music, and a truly unique perspective.

D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944

(PG) 43 mins

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world.

Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar

(U) 39 mins

Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. 

Jerusalem 3D

(U) 45 mins

Giant screen film adventure soaring high above the Holy Land and plunging deep into the vibrant Old City. Experience as never before the iconic sites of Jerusalem, cherished by billions.

Flight Of The Butterflies

(U) 45 mins

An interconnected scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration.

Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure

(U) 49 mins

3,000 mile journey through the African savanna in search of the continent’s most dangerous animals.

A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures

(PG) 43 mins

Sammy the sea turtle embarks on an epic journey across the oceans, dodging dangers with the help of his buddy Ray.

Fly Me To The Moon 3D

(U) 51 mins

Combines the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon with the whimsical tale of three tween-aged flies.

Under The Sea 3D

(U) 45 mins

New IMAX 3D adventure transporting you to some of the most exotic undersea locations on Earth.

Born To Be Wild

(U) 45 mins

An inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals.

Mysteries Of Egypt

(U) 43 mins

Transporting audiences to a distant time and place where the Nile River Valley cuts an emerald swath through the desert sands.

Space Station 3D

(U) 52 mins

Telling the amazing story of the in orbit assembly of the International Space station as it travels 220 miles above the Earth at 17,500mph.

Hubble 3D

(U) 40 mins

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble takes you on a voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings.

Dinosaurs Alive 3D

(PG) 40 mins

A global adventure of science and discovery - featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period, to the monsters of the Cretaceous.

Mysteries Of China

(U) 43 mins

MYSTERIES OF CHINA captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today.  

Superpower Dogs

(U) 47 mins

Discover the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most remarkable dogs.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

(U) 1 hour 30 mins

Each crewman of Apollo 11 had made a spaceflight before this mission but never set foot on the moon. Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight  that landed the first humans on the moon. This unique documentary, profiles this historic mission through the eyes of all three astronauts and several top NASA officials who participated in it.