The only outdoor cinema of its kind in the UK, the Frontier Sapiens Film Festival Warrington showcases a selection of the world’s best adventure, cultural and environmental films from around the globe.

Coming to Warrington for the first time ever, join us for an evening of captivating, thought-provoking short films featuring inspiring stories of human endeavour. Travel the globe with some of the world’s best filmmakers, and experience extraordinary human spirit and wild adventures on the big screen.

Get your friends together, grab your picnic, and prepare for an incredible evening of films under the stars!

The 2024 film line-up will be announced in May, but for an idea of what to expect, you can take a look at the 2023 line-up here.

What to expect

  • Films start at 8:45pm (access to the seating area will be available from 8:30pm, but the food and bar area will be accessible from 7pm). A collection of short films over the course of the evening, with the event ending no later than 11pm.
  • Please note, if it is a particularly bright evening, the film start time may be delayed by up to 15 minutes.
  • Drinks and snacks will be available at the venue throughout. Food trucks and drink providers will be announced closer to the time.
  • Please note there may be a small amount of swearing in some of the films. The films are recommended for 12+.
  • We encourage all attendees to bring their own torch/flashlight to use when exiting the venue.
  • With the exception of guide dogs, no dogs or other animals are allowed at the event.
  • The screening will continue come rain or come shine, so please dress accordingly! If unsafe weather is forecast (high winds / thunder and lightning), the event will be rescheduled or cancelled at the discretion of the event organiser. If cancelled, a full refund will be issued to all ticket buyers.
  • Ticket purchase does NOT include seating, but you are welcome to bring your own blankets, cushions or camping chairs to enjoy the show. Deck chairs will also be available to hire on the night for £3 (first come, first served).
  • Parking is available at the venue, but please note that customers will need to pay to park as per the official Walton Hall and Garden rates.
  • Please ensure you bring your e-ticket with you (on your phone or as a paper ticket). If you have purchased a concession ticket, please arrive with proof of eligibility.

Check out our what’s on at Walton page for our full 2024 event listings.