• Explore the ShAFF website What's On pages for detailed info with links from each session to buy tickets.  Or browse the Showroom Cinema website overview.  
  • Adventure films vary from two minute shorts to feature length films so we group films into themed sessions of about 90 minutes.  We try and repeat each session.   There are also continual film loops, lectures and a free talks and activities as part of the new ShAFF Fringe Festival.
  • All tickets are to be bought or collected from the Showroom Box Office.  No tickets will be available from The Creative Lounge in The Workstation or Sheffield Hallam University venues.
  • The Showroom charges a £1 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for bookings made online and on the telephone.
  • The Showroom Box Office is open as usual from 11.30am on Friday and from 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday of the festival.  

Note - Adventure Bites Loop tickets are only available to buy in person or on the phone in order to keep prices as low as possible.


* Unless otherwise specified.



  • new Helipad Logo with web addressWe 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.


  • 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.


  • Click here for a full-list of family friendly film sessions, talks and events.
  • Children's tickets are available for Young Adventurers, Too Cool for School, Teen Screen and film loops.  
  • All other film sessions are 18 unless otherwise certified.  This is because most films screened at ShAFF are made by independent producers and do not have official BBFC certification. As such, the local council views them to be suitable only for people aged 18 and over. e 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.  


  • 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 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 one free ticket to the Adventure Bites film loop.
  • 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).
  • There are no further Showroom Member discounts on the carnet.  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.


  • The answer is - it's a logistical nightmare.  It would mean 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 would mean you weren't guaranteed to get in. 
  • Our policy is simple - if you buy a ticket, you've got a seat.   

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.