Nic Greenan Appointed as CEO

12th February 2024 - Nic Greenan announced as CEO of Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema is delighted to announce the appointment of Nic Greenan as the cinema’s new Chief Executive Officer. Starting in post on 12 February 2024, Nic brings a wealth of experience and forward-thinking dynamism to our beloved cinema, which is looking to a more positive future following the challenges of the last two years.

Nic brings more than two decades of experience in driving major strategic cultural programmes and capital projects in Yorkshire, being named Yorkshire Woman of the Year in 2017. She joins Tyneside Cinema following four successful years as Strategic Lead of City of Culture Policy & Events at Bradford MDC, where she played a pivotal role as part of the leadership team that won the UK City of Culture 2025 bid for Bradford.

She also led on the successful bid to bring Brit School North to Bradford, and was instrumental in the development of The Unit, a new screen talent hub in partnership with Channel 4.

I’m absolutely thrilled to be taking on this role at such a pivotal moment for the Tyneside Cinema
Nic Greenan

Nic’s appointment signals an exciting new era for Tyneside Cinema, as we work towards securing a new future, and to realising our vision to play a vital role in the cultural regeneration of Newcastle for future generations.

This appointment follow a difficult two years for Tyneside Cinema, during which spiralling utility costs and reduced post-pandemic audiences took us to the brink of closure. The #LoveTyneside fundraising campaign was launched in 2023 to help save Tyneside Cinema, raising over £100,000 to date from over 11,000 individual donations, which has enabled us to remain open while we work to secure its financial future. Without the support of all of you, we simply wouldn’t be here.

Over the last 12 months Tyneside Cinema has been working with existing and new funders and stakeholders to establish a firm financial foundation that will enable the cinema to develop a self-sustaining business model that focuses on a diverse programme, and which takes full advantage of the events and hospitality business opportunities that our venue provides.



I’m absolutely thrilled to be taking on this role at such a pivotal moment for the Tyneside Cinema” said Nic. “As we work with our supporters, audiences, our wonderful staff, as well as funders and stakeholders to shape our new future, together we will ensure Tyneside delivers a thriving, ambitious and inspiring film, culture, and hospitality offer that reaches the multiple, diverse audiences of Newcastle. Although I have only recently relocated to the North East, I have already seen how much Tyneside Cinema is cherished by its customers and what an important part it plays in the cultural life of Newcastle and the wider region.

I am delighted that Nic will be joining Tyneside Cinema and leading the delivery of the new business plan” said Jim Beirne, director and chair of the Tyneside Cinema’s board. “The staff team and board have been working incredibly hard over the last year to save our iconic venue which has a special place in the hearts of many on Tyneside and further afield. Tyneside Cinema was recently the number 1 UK venue for the new Studio Ghibli film The Boy and the Heron during that film’s opening week, which is a great accolade. We look forward with confidence to more good news in the future. Although we still have some work to do to secure our financial future, the fact that we have been able to attract someone of Nic’s calibre reflects the excitement that we all have about Tyneside Cinema’s future.