Irish Film Institute -IFI Membership

IFI Membership

The home of film in Ireland. Be part of it

Join us and sign up for membership today!

You can purchase, renew, or log in to your IFI Membership here

Enjoy a fantastic range of films all year round at the special Members’ ticket price, plus all these other great benefits! Purchase your new IFI Membership here online today (if renewing please ensure you are logged in).

* Concession Membership is available to you if you are a Third Level Student, over 65, Unwaged, eligible for Disability Allowance, a member of Irish Equity, or HSE Staff. You will need to provide proof of eligibility when collecting your Concession Membership card or tickets from the IFI Box Office.


  • FREE CINEMA TICKET in loyalty points when you sign up or renew
  • DISCOUNTED TICKETS for you & a guest on standard & IFI Festival screenings year-round
  • DOUBLE LOYALTY POINTS on purchases (loyalty points can be exchanged for FREE CINEMA TICKETS)
  • The chance to enter into the monthly draw for 2 tickets to FREE MEMBERS FILM PREVIEWS**
  • 15% DISCOUNT on all IFI@HOME film rentals
  • 10% DISCOUNT in the IFI Film Shop, popcorn & drinks at the IFI Box Office, and food over €10 at IFI Café Bar***
  • IFI PROGRAMME sent to you each month (by email or post)
  • MONTHLY MEMBERS & FRIENDS NEWSLETTER, highlighting what is available in-cinema and online
  • NO FEE FOR CLUB SCREENINGS, membership fee for unclassified films included with IFI Membership

**Members Preview places limited; Members are notified by email to apply. IFI Friends get priority access, and winners chosen at random.
*** Maximum two diners per membership can avail of discount, minimum €10 spend. Excludes alcohol.

IFI Members help support all aspects of the IFI’s unique work, from preserving Ireland’s precious moving image heritage to engaging young people through our national education programme. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our IFI Members for their much appreciated support each year.



Buy your new IFI Membership online and collect your IFI Membership card and free ticket from the IFI Box Office when you are next in. You can also renew your expired IFI Membership by logging in online here, your current card will be renewed and you can collect your free ticket from IFI Box Office when you are next in. You can also purchase membership at the IFI Box Office, IFI Film Shop, over the phone on: (01) 679 3477, or email with your contact details and we will contact you to process your membership over the phone. IFI Box Office is open from 12:30 – 21:00, 7 days a week. Gift Membership Cards are also available from IFI Box Office over the phone or in person.


Important for new members: If your new IFI Membership was purchased at IFI Box Office you will need to register it online the first time you use the website as a member, you can do that here: click Create Account, then click Activate Account (please note that there must be an email address or telephone number saved to your membership account in order to register online, if neither was added when you purchased it please contact with your details).



  • Please note IFI Membership is for over 18s only. Under 18s can accompany an IFI Member to unclassified films with appropriate age recommendation.
  • IFI Membership is valid for a year from the date of sign up. Memberships cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  • IFI Members can avail of a maximum of 2 membership discounted tickets per screening. Additional tickets may be purchased at full price. Membership discounted tickets are not available for certain events such as 70mm screenings, or other free list suspended events.
  • IFI Members receive 6 loyalty points for every €1 spent on cinema tickets, and 4 loyalty points for every €1 spent in the IFI Café Bar, IFI Film Shop, and on IFI Box Office popcorn and drinks purchases. Exclusions apply.
  • Loyalty points can only be collected and used with active IFI Memberships. Expired members must renew their account to avail of any previously collected loyalty points.
  • Loyalty points can be used to purchase cinema tickets once you have the required amount. 1 loyalty point = 1 cent of a cinema ticket (therefore a ticket that costs €10.00 can be exchanged for 1000 loyalty points). The full value of the ticket must be exchanged for loyalty points, partial exchanges are not possible. Certain screenings are excluded from loyalty points exchange, such as 70mm screenings, and other free list suspended events.
  • IFI Members receive 1560 loyalty points on sign-up and renewal (1300 loyalty points for Concession Members) These can be exchanged for a complimentary cinema ticket online or with the IFI Box Office. Additional points left over after exchanging for a complimentary ticket will remain on your account and once enough points are built up, can be exchanged for further complimentary tickets.
  • Loyalty points cannot be exchanged for certain screenings, such as 70mm screenings, or other free list suspended events.
  • You must produce your IFI Membership card at the IFI Café Bar & IFI Film Shop in order to avail of discounts and to collect points on purchases.
  • Replacement IFI Membership cards can be collected at the IFI Box Office for a €2 processing fee. Cards on sign-up and renewing your account at the IFI Box Office are not subject to a fee.



If you have an IFI membership or loyalty card but never logged into the website, register [here].

If you have IFI membership and have logged in previously to the website, login [here].

If you are an IFI member, and have forgotten your password, please reset your password [here].


If you do not have IFI membership or a loyalty card, to register for online bookings, click [here].

If you do not have any cards, but have used the website before, click [here].

If you do not have any cards, but have used the website before but have forgotten all your login details click [here].



If you would like to become more involved in the IFI, and further support our work, you can give a higher level of support and receive a fabulous range of benefits as an IFI Friend. Join us for films, premieres and special events, and enjoy complimentary tickets and behind-the-scenes access. With a range of levels, starting at €120 per year, and great benefits, there’s something to suit all tastes and pockets. To find out more about IFI Friends click [here].


Group Membership at the IFI

Join our Group Membership scheme at the IFI and you will each receive your own individual IFI Membership (usually €40 per annum, €25 per annum for concessions) including all of the great IFI Membership benefits: CHEAPER tickets, DISCOUNTS at the IFI, FREE ticket when you sign up, FREE previews and much more, for the special reduced Group Membership rate of €35 or €20 for concessions*! That’s €5 off each membership, as a thank you for signing up together!

All cultural, community, voluntary or not for profit organisations are welcome! Whether you’re a knitting group, a book club, co-workers or volunteers in a not for profit organisation or charity, members of a community group, a musical society…and everyone in between! More information on signing up as a group here.

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland