Access Cinema

At Tyneside Cinema our passion is film and ensuring its magic is accessible to all. We have always tried to make this a reality, holding a host of specialised screenings every month. As a result of the necessary health and safety restrictions that we must uphold in relation to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have had to innovate our Access response in order to continue this essential service. Whilst being as conscious and creative in our response to the current situation as possible, we are now phasing back our Access resources and support wherever possible.

We provide ‘Hard of Hearing’ subtitles on multiple screenings, the details of which can be checked alongside film listings (these screenings are helpfully labelled HOH). We are also returning to our ‘Parent and Baby’ screenings, to enable young families to better access cinema.

We are constantly working to bring all our Access Events and support back to the cinema. Due to the ongoing development of the Coronavirus Pandemic, it would be irresponsible to bring back such events prematurely without the requisite safety measurements in place. Consequently, we will proceed to build back the Access programme in accordance with such developments. Once we are confident that the building meets the new demands required of us, we will reintroduce the full Access programme and further our deep commitment to ensure the upmost inclusivity in celebrating film.

Thank you for your patience and continued support, we hope to see you at the cinema soon.


Here at Tyneside Cinema it’s hugely important to us that all our guests have access to films that bring them joy. With this in mind, our Parent and Baby screenings have been specially curated to ensure parents and guardians can enjoy a comfortable, worry-free cinema experience in our beautiful Art Deco building.

We play the film at a slightly reduced volume and leave the lights a little brighter than in our regular screenings, to allow for more visibility. And for the ultimate enjoyment, a hot drink and a slice of cake are included with your ticket, just for £7!

Our Tyneside Baby Club screenings are exclusively available to those with babies aged up to 1 year old, and any friends and/or family members they wish to bring along.


Tyneside Kids Club is exclusively available to children accompanied by an adult only. Adults may not attend without a child.
Tickets are £3 for adults and children.


Wheelchair Access

All our screens, F&B venues and Hires spaces are accessible by wheelchair.

The only exception is our Classic cinema stalls. Any customers requiring wheelchair access to films or events that are held in our Classic cinema will be charged the standard price for our premier seats in the Classic circle.

We want you to be as comfortable as possible while you are visiting us, so any guests using our wheelchair spaces have the option to transfer into the cinema seat, or we can remove it if they wish to remain in their wheelchair. You can inform us what you would prefer at box office, or by letting the usher on the door know.


  • Male toilets are located on the ground, second and third floors.
  • Female toilets are located on the ground, first and third floors.
  • Access toilets and baby changing facilities are located on the ground, first, second and third floors.

A radar key is required to use access toilets and baby changing facilities. We can provide you with one if you don’t have your own, just ask any member of staff around the building.

Hearing and Vision Impaired

We have a headphone system in place in all of our screens for those who are hard of hearing or visually impaired. All regular screenings support boosted volume audio for those who are hard of hearing. An Audio Description track is also available where possible: Please speak to our Box Office team to confirm which of our films have an Audio Description track available.

Our headphone system is a small box that you can carry in your pocket or clip onto your clothing which has a stereo headphone jack included. We can provide a set of headphones for you to use during your film, but if you have your own set of headphones that you would prefer to use you can plug those in instead.

We also regularly schedule subtitled screenings of our film programme, usually one a day, which are open to the public.


Tyneside Cinema welcomes breastfeeding throughout the building.


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