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About Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema is the North East’s leading specialised cinema and digital arts venue and is located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We opened our doors in 1937 and are the last surviving news theatre still operating as a cinema today.

Tyneside Cinema welcomes almost 500,000 people into its building every year, offering a rich and diverse artistic programme of film, exhibitions and events across film, artist film and film heritage for audiences of all ages and from all walks of life. 

We also have a strong commitment to children and young people, and deliver a significant and highly regarded learning and participation programme for, with and by children and young people aged 8-24 years. This is housed in a dedicated creative space opposite Tyneside Cinema’s main building on Pilgrim Street. 

With four auditoria, an art exhibition space, workshop/meeting rooms and three onsite bar-cafes, Tyneside Cinema is an inclusive, well-used and much-loved cultural venue and social destination.

Tyneside Cinema is a registered charity and benefits gratefully from the generous support of friends and patrons. Find out more about how you can support Tyneside Cinema to continue to provide great art, film and film education to the people of the North East.


Thanks for making our showcase event a real success. Having it in the beautiful Classic Cinema really added to the event.Please pass on our thanks to your staff who helped us throughout the day.

Helen Spencer, BBC