Getting Here

Exit 6 Film Festival takes place annually in Basingstoke, Hampshire (about 40 mins outside of London by train). Just off the M3 at... exit 6! 


The festival is easy to get to by road, rail, air and sea! When you arrive head to The Royal Exchange, where you'll be registered and given your passes to the screenings.

By road

From the ring road or Junction 6 of the M3, follow signs for Town Centre. The best parking for The Royal Exchange and Vue cinema is either Festival Place multi storey (RG21 7PW) or Central Car Park (RG21 7LX).

By train

Basingstoke is on the London Waterloo line; 45-60 mins from Waterloo, 30-35 mins from Southampton Central. The last train to Waterloo departs at 23:44. Trains to Southampton Central run until after midnight, except on Sundays when the last train departs at 23:48.

By air

The nearest international airport to Basingstoke is Southampton Airport. However the main airports are Heathrow and Gatwick which are just outside London. Once you have landed, you can take a train to central London making your way towards London Waterloo. Once there, there is a frequent direct train to Basingstoke.

By sea

We aren't really sure about this one. Maybe get in touch with the team if you're thinking of testing out your sea legs to get to Exit 6.


Where is Exit 6 Film Festival 2021?

Exit 6 Film Festival 2021 is hosted in two main locations. Registration and programme collection is at The Royal Exchange (upstairs in Harry's Bar) all day. All screening blocks are at Vue cinema, a short 5 minute walk away.

Where can I stay?

We recommend booking your hotel at The Red Lion Hotel in Basingstoke (it is perfectly placed in town and very reasonably priced for a room!) Alternatively, there are lots of hotels in and around Basingstoke Town Centre. Take a look at to see the full list

What is there to do between screening blocks?

We don't think you'll be disappointed by the number of things to do in Basingstoke! Grab a bite to eat, check out the shops, have your picture taken with a movie character, the possibilities are endless! We recommend wearing your landyard all day and chatting to other festival goers that you spot around town.

How do I vote for my favourite film?

All films are in contention to win the Audience Choice Award. Vote by logging into your account on our website and heading to the Online 2021 portal.

Need help?

Reach out to one of the team on the day either using the chat function on our website, or by heading to The Royal Exchange where you'll find a friendly face to help you!