Become a Member

By becoming a member of the Institut français, you will help support the Institut’s activities and enjoy special benefits.

Buy it online, or drop by the Institut with the amount due, proof of address, and proof of concession if applicable. Please note that if you buy your membership online, you will receive your card by post. If you buy it at the Institut, it will be given to you on the day.

Classic Kids** (up to 12) Family** Premium School
Concessionary rates for Institut français events & films at Ciné Lumière
Special Viewing opportunities
Automatic subscription to our free digital library Culturethèque
Our bi-monthly programme by post
Full borrowing rights at La Médiathèque
20 books, DVDs, CDs & magazines for 3 weeks at La Médiathèque 20 books, DVDs, CDs & magazines for 3 weeks at the Children’s Library 80 books, DVDs, CDs & magazines for 3 weeks at La Médiathèque Unlimited number of items at La Médiathèque for 9 weeks 60 items for 3 months
Complimentary tickets at Ciné Lumière
2 tickets 4 tickets
Discount at the Bistrot
10% 20% 10%
Concessionary rates at the BFI Southbank & ICA
Yes Yes Yes
3 membership cards Access to our online resources + Eurotoolbox at La Médiathèque
£45, conc. £35*
Free for students of the Language Centre
£30 £80 £100 £100

*Who is entitled to the membership concessionary fee:
(on presentation of the necessary identification)
– full-time students, children (under 18), senior citizens, unemployed, registered disabled and French language teachers
– BFI Southbank and ICA members
– Students of the Instituto Cervantes, the Italian Cultural Institute and Goethe-Institut London
– ResCard, Staffcard and Lifestyle holders
– members of CILIP
All students at the Institut’s Language Centre receive a free annual membership, upon presentation of the receipt issued upon enrolment.

** Due to the Renovation of the Children’s library (from the 1st of June until September 2015), Family & Kids Memberships will benefit from one extra free month