TICKETS need to be purchased from the showroom website or call the Box Office on 0114 275 7727 (open from 9.30am on the Sat and Sun of the festival). either click here or explore the what's on page for detailed info with links to BUY tickets.


Note that on the weekend of the festival no tickets will be available at the SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY VENUES or THE creative lounge IN THE WORKSTATIon - all tickets need to be bought or collected from the showroom box office.


We appreciate that buying tickets for the festival can be a confusing process. Sorry, but it's a complicated event and we tweak it every year to make it more straight forward. If you have any trouble whilst booking, or have any suggestions on how to improve things please drop us a line.



Adventure films vary hugely in length from two minute shorts to feature length films and cover a huge range of stories and sports.  So each year we theme groups of films into screenings to give you the best value and the most pleasure.  One ticket buys you entry to a screening so that might be 17 shorts in our Adrenaline Films or alternatively it could be a feature film like 'Where the Trail Ends' (Bike 3) which is 81 minutes long.  We try our best to repeat screenings over the weekend so you can try and see as many films as possible.  We also have a repeat hour loop of shorts called Adventure Bites so you can fill any gaps. 

Alternatively there's loads of other stuff happening with live music in the bar, a photo exhibition, exhibitors and massage in the next door Workstation.  Or you can just chill out and enjoy food, drink and free wifi in the bar.  We're a minute from the train station and 5 minutes walk from the city centre so why not make a weekend of it?  

Why don't we offer a weekend pass?

The answer is - it's a logistical nightmare.  It would means the Showroom had to guesstimate how many pass holder seats to put aside.  In previous years this has meant turning away people when we actually had empty seats reserved.  Alternatively (and even worse if you'd paid for one), for popular showings it means you're not guaranteed to get in.  Our policy is simple - if you buy a ticket, you've got a seat.   


We offer concessions for all shows for OAPs, students and claimants but please bring proof of your status to obtain your concession.  We also operate the CEA card scheme if you require a carer to assist you when attending the festival. Children’s tickets are available for Young Adventurers (1 & 2), Teen Screen and Adventure Bites (more details on certification).


This year to make it as simple as possible we've got just one discount option for those who want to get the best from the festival weekend and save money.  You can't buy carnets online but you can buy them in advance or on day from the Box Office either in person or by phone (0114 275 7727).  You can buy carnets of tickets in 5, 10 or 15 ticket bundles. When buying your carnet you must book the individual films / events that you would like to attend. All Carnets purchased include a free ticket to the Adventure Bites film loop in the café.


Film screenings in the cinema screens & STODDART lecture theatre + talks / other events in any venue 

*unless otherwise specified

Film screenings the Creative Lounge (WORKSTATION)
Adventure Bites 1hr Film Loop Tickets (IN screen 5)
shaff Classics 2hr FILM LOOP TICKETS (In stoddart building)
Adult full £8.50 Adult full £6 Full £3 Full £6
Concessions £6 Concessions £5 Children £1 Children £2
  Children (under 15) £4 Or free when you buy a discount carnet All proceeds from this session will go to the Sheffield Hospitals Charity Northern General Hospital Helipad Appeal
  Family (minimum 2 children): £16    

Carnets are simply bundles of tickets you buy together to obtain a discount. The greater the bundle the bigger the discount! You must book all tickets at the same time in order to obtain your discount. You’ll get one free ticket to the Adventure Bites film loop in the Café ticket in addition to the bundle you choose. Carnets are not available to purchase online.

Carnet 5 Carnet 10 Carnet 15
Full £35 Full £65 Full £92
Concession £25 Concession £45 Concession £57

There are no further Showroom Member discounts on the carnet or discount cards, members do get a £1 discount on every individual ticket (except the film café) on production of their member card.  We do not offer refunds or exchanges on any tickets or carnets.


Charity APPEAL

We are suggesting a £1 donation is made to every ticket sold which will go towards the Sheffield Hospitals Charity who are raising money for the new Helipad Appeal at the Northern General Hospital. If you'd like to donate a larger amount then you can do so either by choosing the £5 option, or by booking over the phone or in person and requesting to make a larger donation of your choice. If you would prefer to opt-out from this voluntary donation, then you can choose a ‘without donation’ ticket when booking online, by phone or in person

Find out more about the appeal here.



Most films screened at ShAFF do not have official certification. As such, the local council views them to be suitable only for people aged 18 and over. That said, we have paid for the local council to view some films in order to allocate their own certification to allow the festival to be accessible by people of all ages. Children will also be allowed into all Live Events and Lectures, but we can't be held responsible for any strong language used.