Yes we do!

Gift Vouchers can be bought in person, by phone or online:
Buy Gift Vouchers Online Here

  • Gift Vouchers are valid for one year from the date of issue and cannot be extended.
  • Gift Vouchers can be used as payment for cinema tickets both online and in person and refreshments sold in The Odyssey Cinema, St Albans.
All advertising requests can be sent to Jill –
Adverts for the following month’s programme must be in by the first Friday of the month before.
You can find out more here:

To advertise on screen with Pearl & Dean please email Paul Murphy

Due to a high demand of raffle prize requests, we no longer will be donating tickets to charity raffles.

Instead, each quarter The Odyssey donate a sum of money to a chosen local charity.

If you would like to be added to the list of charities please email Esme –

The chosen charity is selected each quarter by an Odyssey staff vote.

For customers who require disabled or step-free access to the building you can use our ramp access from the Lower Paxton Road entrance.

Please ring the doorbell and a member of bar staff will be able to let you in.
If possible, please let us know when you book if you have any special requirements.

Any customer unable to sit upstairs due to physical ability will only be charged for an upstairs ticket price for downstairs seating. (This excludes premium seat prices)

Step-free access is available to the downstairs seating area via our Stannah stairlift.
The lift takes approximately 5 minutes to travel so we recommend you leave plenty of time before the programme starts if you wish to use it.

The monthly listings go on sale on the last Saturday of the month – depending if it falls close to the end of the month – it is sometimes the second to last Saturday of the month.

We always publish our general release date online by the middle of the previous month.

We politely request you do not bring outside food and drink into the cinema.
We do not condone you bring your own meals into the screen. The screen is not designed for this purpose.
We strictly ask that you do not bring outside alcohol into the screen, to do so would be a breach of our licence.

If you have special dietary requirements, we would not prevent your from bringing your own snacks.

We do. Bookings can be made by clicking the ‘BOOK’ buttons on our listings page.

Or clicking here.

Although we have not planned specific parent and baby screenings (the building is too big and dark to advertise these)  you are always welcome to bring babies to U, PG and 12A rated matinees.

We have programmed some earlier matinees from 12pm so parents are able to get back for the school run etc.

Buggies can be left in the foyer during the film and babies must be held in the screen, disruptive babies should be taken out of the screen until they are settled but if this is due to the film being too loud a member of staff can contact the projectionist and adjust this.

Any requests for films which parents would like to see would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to Anna –

We serve a range of snacks and sweets but have no plans to offer meals.

We offer a cheese board for £7, this is suitable for one person or to share as a snack.
Food can be ordered at the bar and will be delivered to your seat before the film or, if ordered during the film, collected from the bar.
Other light bites include:

Olives £3.50

Tortilla Chips with Salsa and Sour Cream £3.50

Falafel & Hummus £4

Antipasti £5.50

Please Note: We offer a range of nuts at The Odyssey and can never guarantee their absence from any food or snacks we serve. Please inform staff of any allergies/intolerances you have when ordering.

We recommend the closest parking would be behind London Road Car Park.
There is also parking at the train station and the Maltings shopping centre.

When performances are sold out, we recommend you leave plenty of time to park as London Road can get very congested in the evenings.

Upstairs seating is set up in regular rows with comfy chairs and good legroom.
Rows A – G are individual seats and our back row H is made up of settees for pairs of people to share.

Downstairs there are four settees at the back of the middle tier and the other seats are set around a candlelit table like a cabaret setting.

Please view our seating plan here.

The Odyssey offers a yearly membership scheme – Advanced Booking List Membership.
We are now full for new members for 2020.

Membership gives the customer:
One week’s advance booking.
The monthly listings emailed or posted to you in time for ABL ticket release and £1.50 off your ticket price on all seat types.

For updates on ABL Membership 2021 please visit our Membership page HERE

To apply your ABL discount online you must be logged in with the email address you bought your ABL Membership.
Select which ticket you would like to apply your discount to.
You will also need to select ‘no discount’ to any further tickets you are purchasing – per film.

NB: If you have selected a concession ticket, your discount will not apply.

The Odyssey will not be operating on any level as a venue for hire.
We will be running our own events and any events involving St Albans City celebrations. For example the St Albans Film Festival.

We admit the cinema does look and feel like a fabulous venue for which we are happy indeed. All cinemas should feel like this.

We have promised the people of St Albans – as we continue to do in Berkhamsted – a fully working single screen cinema, programmed for them, to show films everyday, 362 days a year.

Yes. A comp carer ticket can be booked either by phone or in person. Carer tickets cannot be booked online.
Please note if you are unable to access the upstairs seating area you will only be charged at the upstairs seating rate for the downstairs seating.
Please let the box office know at the start of the booking for any special requirements.

We will never pass on your details to a third party. However, in the event of a film cancellation, any problems with your booking or any lost property left in the building we may use your details to contact you.

We charge a Booking Fee online to cover the cost of our booking site.
To avoid this charge please call the Box Office during opening hours – 01727 453088.
We’ve recently seen a huge increase in the volume of fraudulent £50 notes coming our way, so at this moment in time we do not accept £50 notes. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.