Basingstoke Festival

Pictures in the Park

Basingstoke Festival 2020


It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the cancellation of Pictures in the Park this year. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we have tried our hardest to make it work, but it was unavoidable given the current circumstances. The safety of the public is paramount and we appreciate your patience whilst we’ve been working through this unprecedented situation.

You will automatically receive a full refund within 10 days and our ticketing partner TicketSource will be handling these. If you do not receive an email about your refund from TicketSource, please contact them directly on

We intend to be back in 2021, bigger and better than ever, so follow Basingstoke Festival on social media for the latest updates. In the meantime, while we all try and stay well at home, we are continuing to promote all online and virtual arts events, classes and performances via social media so if you have something you’d like us to share, let us know.

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Basingstoke Festival 2020


Basingstoke Festival is proud to host Pictures in the Park, an outdoor cinema in the beautiful setting of War Memorial Park, every July.

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Tickets are now available – and selling fast – for Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, Rocketman and Downton Abbey, which will be broadcast on the big screen as part of Basingstoke Festival 2020’s Pictures in the Park programme.

With fabulous film choices for all the family and afternoon screenings of the children’s films, audiences will be treated to a very special outdoor cinema in the heart of the town.

On Thursday 9 July at 4.30pm, follow Anna, Elsa and Olaf on their enchanted adventures in Frozen 2, on a new screen which allows outdoor performances during daytime. Later, at 8.30pm, you are invited to join the aristocrats and familiar faces below stairs for an evening at Downton Abbey, filmed at Highclere Castle in the north of Basingstoke and Deane borough.

Take a fun roadtrip with everybody’s favourite cowboy Woody and his pals in Toy Story 4 at 4.30pm on Friday 10 July. And as the sun goes down, be entertained by international pop superstar Elton John, played by Taron Egerton, in the hit musical fantasy Rocketman.

You’re invited to bring your own deckchair, enjoy a picnic (no alcohol) or buy food and drink, including alcohol, available from the refreshments stalls and remember to wrap up warm for the evening screenings. Gates will open 90 minutes before the film start time.

All tickets for the afternoon films are £7.50 and tickets for the evening films are £10, with a limited number of tickets available with a deckchair at £15, plus a booking fee.

Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Partnerships Cllr Simon Bound said: “This year’s popular Pictures in the Park event promises to be brilliant with these fab four films on offer. They are sure to appeal to a wider audience of all ages.

“Come with your friends or family, enjoy food, drink and a fantastic atmosphere – but please make sure you buy your tickets early as they sell out quickly.

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