What is the BFI Mediatheque?

QUAD was the first venue outside London to host a BFI Mediatheque - an exciting and unique collection of film and television from the British Film Institute's National Archive - available for all to view FREE of charge.

The BFI Mediatheque at QUAD is a digital jukebox featuring many of the best, the rarest and the most extraordinary titles from the BFI National Archive. Simply log on at one of the viewing stations and choose from over 2,000 complete films and TV programmes and watch them FREE at the click of a mouse.

You will need to request a log on number from the QUAD Box office first, and if you need any help the Box office staff will be happy to assist.

From locally made documentaries and home movies to classics of British cinema and television, the collection will be sure to fascinate, entertain and inspire you.


Love Architecture in the BFI Mediatheque

Explore this special collection of archive film and TV from the BFI National Archive, offering a uniquely British perspective on our built environment - from deco delights to brutalist blocks. Screening as part of the Love Architecture Festival organised by RIBA for more information please visit The Love Architecture website



You can watch this clip and almost 1000 other complete films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive free of charge at the BFI Mediatheque in QUAD.


Visit the BFI's website for more information on the BFI Mediatheque.

To pursue your interest in film and television the BFI provides a range of information and resources.