we can restore Paignton Picture House as a place for the COMMUNITY to gatheR for cinema and arts, friendship and well-being, learning and business. We're at the start of an exciting journey - be part of the restoration by supporting OUR initial FUNDRAISING.



Join-in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. Explore all parts of the building across three floors, including the Projection Room and Agatha Christie's favourite seat. Tour includes object handling of original archive material and stories from the past.
Limited places available. Booking essential.

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Help us raise money via Give As You Live. Every time you buy at online stores like Amazon, eBay, Tesco, John Lewis, Just Eat and trainline, we get a donation and it won't even cost you a penny.

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Did you know the Paignton Picture House Trust is a Charity? Your donation will help us to carry out urgent works to preserve the building and to develop our plans for the first phase of the restoration. To donate £10, text PPHT14 £10 to 70070
You can also donate online.

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Share your memories

Did you work at the Picture House, or know someone who did? Have you, a friend or family member got a story to share from your experience at this special place? We'd love to hear from you.

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Paignton Picture House is one of the most remarkable buildings in Torbay and one of the oldest and most important historic cinemas in the UK. We want to return it to its former glory.
Read more about the project background.

This historic building is at the heart of our town and community.
Together we can see it returned to its former glory and act as a beacon for Torbay.
— Paul Hawthorne, chairman of The Paignton Picture House Trust