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Filmhouse has been at the centre of Edinburgh’s cultural landscape for over 40 years, with an ambition to transform people’s lives through film. Our vision for the new Filmhouse is to provide unrivalled spaces and facilities for everyone to enjoy, while celebrating cinema and filmmaking in all its diversity. 



Our pre-application consulation process ends 12 July. Please submit your feedback here (click link): TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

Watch one of our Public Consultation sessions on the Filmhouse YouTube here


Our Proposal and Vision

We are embarking on an ambitious new project, developing plans for a purpose-built new Filmhouse on Festival Square in Edinburgh

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Plans and Principles

Thinking on the  position and shape of the building, and the spaces  it will contain

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Process and Timescales

The planning process, timescale and project team

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History of Filmhouse and Our Development Plans

The history of Filmhouse and the journey to where we are now

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Our Programming principles

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About the location of the new building

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Your questions answered

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Tell Us What You Think

Give us your feedback on the proposals

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Support Us

How you can support the project

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