CEA - Cinema Card Scheme for Disabled/Visually Impaired
The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed by the UK Cinema Association for UK cinemas.
The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they provide a consistent voluntary approach to making reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema. Around 90 per cent of UK cinemas are supporting the scheme from the large national chains to smaller independent operators.
Under the disability provisions of the Equality Act 2010, cinema operators have obligations to make reasonable adjustments in order to facilitate disabled people going to the cinema. For disabled people, this may mean a carer might be needed to assist them.
The CEA Card is administered and run by The Card Network. For further information on the scheme, including a list of participating cinemas, go to the CEA Card website.
To apply for the Card, you will need to meet one or both of the following criteria:
- Be in receipt of the disability living allowance, attendance allowance or Personal Independence Payment;
- Be a registered blind person
ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE CEA CARD
If you have any questions relating to the Card, please:
Call The Card Network enquiry line: 0845 123 1292 or
Read their Frequently Asked Questions.
How to apply
There is an administration charge of £6.00 for the Card, which lasts for one year.
To apply online or to download an application form, please go to the CEA Card website.
Please read the CEA Card terms and conditions contained on the application form before returning.
Who to contact
- 0845 123 1292
- The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed by the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association (CEA) for UK cinemas. The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema; in particular it ensures a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them.
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