• A Multiplex We 'Aint

    We only have a single screen for one thing, but it's more than that. When you step through our door we hope you feel at home, relaxed. Our staff aren't there just to sell you popcorn (but if you want it that's fine) but they're there to make your night special - as a night at the pictures used to be.

  • A Warm Welcome

    Step through our doors and you'll be greeted as a friend, not just a customer. Our cinema team are always on hand to provide you with the best service available. We always like to go that extra mile to make sure your night at the pictures is as enjoyable as possible!

  • Are You Sitting Comfortably?

    Our auditorium has 52 seats mixing two-seater sofas, armchairs and orginal cinema seats, originally from the Savoy Cinema in Nottingham. All standard seats are on a first-come, first-sat basis! Although, we're happy to reserve seats for large groups or other needs. Just drop us a line or give us a call.

  • More Than Just A Cinema

    We don't just have a stage at The Northern Light Cinema for show. Once in a blue moon we open our venue up for Live Music acts, and this year we have hosted the fabulous George King trio for a wonderful night of jazz. We've also had Martin Stephenson of The Daintees grace our stage... with more planned in the future!

  • The Royal Oak. Perfect for that post-film pint

    Just when you thought a street couldn't get any better - when you've finished watching your film, why not pop across the road the the best little boozer in Derbyshire? The Royal Oak pub is a hidden gem and you'll probably see the staff in there after shift too!

About Us

Wirksworth was without a cinema from 1967, when the original town cinema (now Stone’s Builders Merchants) closed its doors for the last time. We thought that was long enough.
The Northern Light Cinema brings back the glamour of the big screen to our town, providing a cinema fit for Wirksworth – charming, quaint, quirky, friendly, sometimes challenging but always good fun.

Got a few minutes to spare? Click Here to watch local film-maker Gavin Repton’s short film about the making of The Northern Light Cinema.

2018 Prices

Showing films doesn’t come cheap. But we want to make sure our ticket prices are fair.

Wednesday to Thursday:

  • Adult: £8.95
  • Concession 60+ and Students: £7.95
  • Under 16’s and Unwaged: £5.95
  • Premium Armchairs: £11.95
  • Sofas to Share: £36 (with a free bottle of wine)

Mondays and Tuesdays:

  • Adult: £6.95
  • Concession 60+ and Students: £5.95
  • Under 16’s and Unwaged: £3.95
  • Premium Armchairs: £9.95
  • Sofas to Share: £32 (with a free bottle of wine)
  • Mates Rates: 4 Standard Seats for £20

Our Box Office is open for telephone bookings; 4pm to 6pm Wednesday to Saturday. Any calls outside of this time will be logged in our voicemails folder and will be responded to as soon as possible.

Please note that Standard seats are operated on a first come, first serve basis. Please arrive before the start of the show to ensure you are sat in a place of your choosing.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

LIVE screening prices are set by the production companies and so will vary. See cinema programme for details.

Oh, and don’t forget – all members receive a £1 discount off every ticket...


Find Us

Wirksworth is tucked away in the Derbyshire Dales, a bit off the beaten track – but that’s the way we like it.

From Derby take the A38 coming off at the Allestree island for Matlock A6. Continue on this road for 2 miles turning left at the lights just before Duffield, signposted Wirksworth, on the B5035. Continue on this road for 8 miles, entering the town on Derby Road.

We ask everyone to abide by our Good Neighbour Policy, so PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON NORTH END. This will ensure we minimise any impact onto our street, which is a mix of residential as well as commercial properties.

There are Pay & Display car parks on the Market Place and Barmote Court, FREE parking on Wood Street, onroad parking along Harrison Drive and Coldwell Street and daytime parking at the railway station.

The cinema is found on North End, on the right hand side as you approach from the CO-OP,  just across the road from the best little pub in Derbyshire, The Royal Oak.

Perfect for that post-film debrief….



The delights of the big screen should be accessible to all.

That’s why The Northern Light has invested in providing wheelchair access into the building, with a platform step lift to access the raised ground-floor level and an inclined platform stair lift to access the main auditorium. There is ample space for 5 wheelchair users, almost 10% of the audience capacity! Access to the front of the auditorium and to the raised stage area will be assisted.

Fully accessible toilets are provided as well as baby changing facilities. An induction audio loop has been fitted, and easy grip cutlery, crockery and plate guards, high chairs, baby food warming facilities and other equipment are available on request prior to your visit, to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the experience.

Our Sponsors & Supporters

We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support and contribution of all our friends and sponsors. All our vintage 1930s cinema seats, two-seater sofas and armchairs were sponsored by local businesses and individuals to help fund the cost of the re-upholstery and too many to mention friends and supporters gave their time to sand, paint, prime, plumb, drill saw and hammer!

Click Here to see our list of Sponsors

CLICK HERE to view The Making of The Northern Light Cinema book.