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Crawley Festival outdoor cinema

The Crawley Festival committee, with the support of Crawley Borough Council, is organising a cinema event at St Wilfrid’s School where you can watch some of your favourite films and enjoy a safe experience with family and friends.

By purchasing a ticket you will gain access for the booked session for up to 6 people and will be allocated a pitch which is safely distanced from the other attendees. Doors open one hour before the film starts to reduce queueing. Pitches are allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Bring your own foldable chairs and blankets and make yourselves comfortable for a great afternoon or evening of outdoor cinema!

General information

Covid-19 guidelines

The site will operate with a reduced capacity to allow attendees to comply with social distancing guidelines. We are not selling individual tickets, instead you can book a pitch for up to 6 people which will be marked out and safely distanced from other groups with large spaces between them. 

There will be hand sanitising stations placed around the site.

Although face coverings are not mandatory, we recommend you wear one until you are seated and whenever you are moving around the site. Front of house staff will be wearing a face covering. 

We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience and have worked hard to organise a safe event which complies with government guidelines. Please support us in this process.

Please do not come to the show if you are feeling unwell, have a temperature or any Covid-19 symptoms.

  • Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines and use designated paths.
  • Do not leave your designated pitches unless you need to and only to get food, drinks or use the facilities
  • Your pitch will be laid out in a specific way before you arrive, please do not move it and do not spread outside of this space. Please note we cannot merge pitches
  • If you become ill after the event, please email us.


St Wilfrid’s Catholic School, St Wilfrid's Way, Old Horsham Road, Crawley RH11 8PG.


By public transport, on foot or by bike/car. Parking is available on site (first come, first served) and there is on-street parking too but please be considerate of local residents and do not obstruct streets or driveways.

Wheelchair access

A disabled toilet is available inside the school, on the ground floor. The event takes place in a grass field which is wheelchair accessible however adverse weather can affect the state of the ground.

Email us if you have any questions.

Seating area / pitches

Bring your own foldable chairs and blankets. No beanbags, mattresses or anything bulky as the pitch will have space for your group only. 

Only share pitches with those from your household or social bubble. The seating will be socially distanced from other pitches but this won’t be the case within your own party.

There will be large spaces between pitches to allow you to safely walk to and from the facilities/stalls. We recommend that you walk as much as possible on the outside of the seating area and limit your movements around the site.

Security check and prohibited items

For everyone’s safety, there will be a bag search at the entrance. Please open your bag on the table to allow our team to check the contents while maintaining a safe distance.

You can bring the following items: small bag 35cm x 40cm x 19cm, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, one foldable chair per person.

The following items cannot be brought on site: large bags, cameras or recording equipment, umbrellas, glass, alcohol, dangerous or sharp objects. 


Toilet facilities are available inside the school and will be cleaned and sanitised regularly by a professional cleaning company. Please use the hand sanitiser provided before and after using the facilities.

Food and drink

You may bring your own snacks and drinks but no alcohol or picnic boxes for security reasons. There will be food stalls and a bar serving hot and cold drinks. Payment will be contactless only to comply with Covid-19 restrictions.


Please be considerate and clear up after yourself by using the bins provided or taking your litter home.


No smoking or vaping permitted on site in order to help adhere to Covid-19 guidelines and limit non-essential movement.

Terms and conditions

When you confirm your purchase, you confirm your acceptance of these terms and conditions as well as event guidelines. Please read carefully.


All films are PG rated. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Every member of your party counts as a person irrespective of their age, this includes infants.


Your ticket will be emailed to you. You can only purchase one ticket at a time as you will be providing your details for track and trace purposes. This information is not shared with any third party organisations and is collected solely to contact you in case of emergency or for an event update.

Your ticket is for a pitch that allows a maximum of 6 people, including infants. There will be no ticket sales on site, you must book online in advance of the event.

Please ensure you have your e-ticket on your phone or printed out on paper to show at the entrance gate.


Whilst we encourage you to have fun, please be considerate of others around you and limit your movements around the site to buying food and using the toilets.

We will not tolerate disorderly behaviour which may result in us asking you to leave the event. Anyone deemed by the organisers to be intoxicated will be refused admission or asked to leave.


Please check the weather and dress accordingly. The event will go ahead in wet weather, as long as we are able to run the screening safely and there is no risk to the audience or staff. 

Should we have to cancel due to adverse weather, you will be contacted via email and informed about the terms of the refund.


There will be no refunds unless the event is cancelled by the organiser due to adverse weather or Force Majeure including a Covid-19 outbreak.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones must be switched off or on flight mode during the film. 

Sound and visual recording of films is illegal.


Only registered assistance dogs are permitted to come to our events.

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