Rich Mix

Cinemas, Independent Shoreditch
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Rich Mix

Recently saved from threatened closure, Shoreditch's independent cultural centre houses three cinema screens alongside exhibition and performance spaces and a cafe/bar. Run as a charity, it's a vibrant arts hub and any given week could see it hosting an assortment of music gigs, theatre shows, art exhibitions, themed festivals and all manner of workshops. 

Families are well catered for with weekly parent and baby cinema screenings of the latest films, a family cinema club with affordable tickets and the fortnightly Wiggly Jigglers active play session for under-twos.

Local residents with a Tower Hamlets Libraries or Ideas Store card get discounted entry to cinema screenings.


Venue name: Rich Mix
Address: 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
E1 6LA
Opening hours: Daily 9am-11pm
Transport: Shoreditch High St Overground
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  • Dance and electronic Friday April 27 2018
  • Latin and world Sunday April 29 2018
  • Punk and metal Friday May 4 2018
  • Latin and world Monday May 7 2018
  • Latin and world Thursday May 10 2018
  • Rap, hip hop and R&B Wednesday May 16 2018
  • Dance and electronic Thursday May 17 2018
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  • Latin and world Saturday May 19 2018
  • Folk, country and blues Sunday May 27 2018
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Average User Rating

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Rich Mix is a flexible, interesting venue, very handily located less than 100metres from Shoreditch High Street Overground Station. It has a theatre space and a bar on the 4th floor, holding around 100 people comfortably. The ground floor has a licensed bar in a space suitable for live music holding at least the same amount of people. There are three cinema screens on the floors in between and there is also an Indian restaurant/café on the premises.

What really makes this venue, is the variety and diversity of the cultural events that are put on here. If you look at the programme for the coming month alone, there is theatre, dance, live bands, open mic nights, story-telling evenings, political events, family events, not to mention the films showing in the cinema, where it is one of the venues hosting the London Film Festival.

A great venue, enhancing London's rich cultural diversity.


Brilliant central location specialising in the creative arts but also has a number of cinema screens. I attended a showing specifically for Parents and Babies which occurs once a week (Monday at 12pm). Really lovely to do a normal adult activity with the safety of being able to feed, bounce, change or tend to your baby too. 

The film's projectionist introduced himself prior to the movie starting and explained how the lights and volumes are specifically altered for this particular group. He also made himself available for the first five minutes of the film in case you had any particular concerns or requests. 

Only £6 a ticket, I would highly recommend this activity to new parents who need a safe place to enjoy the latest blockbusters.


This is one of those venues I'm happy to follow on social media and follow their newsletter, they have such a wonderful variety of events, films and much more!


A great cultural centre with live shows, exhibitions and a great modern cinema. Great value for money. Ticketing staff are not the most helpful when cinema seats are double booked refunds are reluctant and free tickets seem not to be redeemable although staff cannot explain why.

this is the most diverse and amazing venue that reaches out to many voices in the rich communities around them. always daring and always doing great things. big up the richmix.

Without doubt, one of best places in London. Just look at the scheduling of event there, the welcome vibe, the staff, the sound engineers, the programmer, the variety of spaces. Don't know if anywhere else comes close to be honest

Brings both mainstream & upmarket / indie releases to an eclectic, East End audience. An important mainstay of independent halls, in the ever-changing London cinema landscape.

You can't go to any other venue in London and jump from a grime night, to classical indian dance, drop into a political debate and whirl around visual art celebrating queer diversity and Arab-British identity. Oh and there's a cinema too. Just in case you didn't fancy any of the above.


Rich Mix is a venue at the end of Brick Lane that does events as well as being an affordable cinema. I’d been there before to play ping pong with some friends, but this one time my flatmate and I went there to see Nymphomaniac volume one and two, as well as a live Q&A with some of the cast members in Chelsea. The theatre rooms have a lot of characters. The screen we were in front of had really cool walls and ceiling which I only got to see at the beginning of the show. The nearest bathrooms are a little far away, so go before the film so you don’t miss anything. Watching Nymphomaniac was an experience in itself, it was really interesting and eye opening so it didn’t really matter where I was watching it. But I’m grateful I got to watch it in a comfy chair without any distractions. 

They do some really special screenings, this is an amazing independent venue. 

Rich Mix is a wonderful cultural hub in terms of quality and diversity. The venue itself is also a big asset to its success

So much more than a cinema, Rich Mix is at the heart of the community on the western edge of Bethnal Green. It hosts events such as the recent Philosophy Football 'Days of Hope', a day of activities celebrating the contributions of post-war development to building a new world. They also have an excellent café!

Rich Mix shows great films, has some seriously good live music, and then there's the theatre, the dance, the comedy, spoken word and the exhibitions!

The Rich Mix is a fantastic place, with a diverse, bold and vibrant programme in music, arts, performances and events. It's also great to have free events to enjoy and hang out. I always tell me friends, if I'm not at home, you know where to find me ... at the Rich Mix ... my living room

This venue hosted the Festival of First Nations which reached out to, and gave insights into, cultures throughout the world. It's an inspirational place, an entertainment place, and so much more.

Great place to eat and drink, watch films and watch live performances from artists from all over the world. The Rich Mix also offer great workshops for teens helping them to develop skills and showcase their learning to the public. Every form of entertainment for the whole family under one roof. What more could you want!

Great venue that provides cinema, theatre, concert venue and restaurant all under one roof. I have always enjoyed coming to this venue, and it continues to grow in leaps and bounds in what it does. It's part of film festivals, music festivals, and close to all the on trend places in east London. Love it!!

This Arts Foundation venue is an excellent platform for entrepreneurship, professional development, creative skills/performances and art-inspired activities. The Cinemas and Event areas are spacious and well equipped as well!

This is truly an incredibly unique venue as far as London goes, let alone Shoreditch. It genuinely serves its local community, ensuring that a vibrant array of cultural events are both affordable and relevant to the whole of the local community, not just the more affluent hipster benefactors of the gentrification that inevitably seeps into and commodifies all culturally interesting areas of London.

a fantastic venue - a community hub, a home for emerging artists, and a great place to see excellent work at affordable prices

Truly inspirational venue - culture, politics, music, dancing and an awesome atmosphere - stands out in a sea of gentrified hipsterfied so-cool-you've-never-heard of it nonsense as a place with real soul rather than a [dis]affected attempt at soul. Come along to one of their more politics nights and get your mind blown!

Great place - always something interesting going on in the performance space when I am heading for a film. Bar isn't bad either.

Excellent community venue where you can enjoy first class performance and a delicious Indian lunch or dinner.