Food & Drink

Whether you’re looking for British classics or modern cuisine in a casual setting, we have something for everyone. Our talented kitchen staff work with the best local produce to create a smorgasbord of delicious dishes. The best of traditional classics and contemporary twists in a warm and welcoming setting. What could be better? Find out more about our two Food & Drink venues and the new offers we have created for you to enjoy!

We're happy to welcme you back to our Bar Cafe and Vicolo. We want to continue to keep you safe, so there'll be some changes when you visit. Please Follow the routing and signage around the cinema. Our team are on hand to help.

We've increased and enhanced our cleaning. We recommend you use the hand sanitiser stations available. We encourage visitors to wear masks when moving around the venue. Our team will be wearing them to keep you and each other safe.

You can support us by making a donation on our website or when booking a ticket. Foe more information and to book tickets visit or call 0191 227 5500. Thank you for your support.


Frequently Asked Question

Do I have to wear a mask?

With the removal of all restrictions from the 19th July, it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask or face covering in indoor hospitality venues.  We are aware that our customers may still feel cautious around the changes, therefore we encourage the continued use of masks when moving around the venue.

Will your staff be wearing masks?

Our staff will continue to wear masks/visors when serving to keep our customers and each other safe.

Are you using a Test and Trace system?

After the 19th July we will not be using the NHS Test and Trace system in line with other hospitality venues.

Are your toilets open?

Yes, our toilet facilities in the Bar Café will be open. To reduce the spread of infection, only guests of the Tyneside Cinema will be permitted to use the toilets in our building.

Do you have a risk assessment?

Yes. A thorough risk assessment has been carried out through all areas of Tyneside Cinema to ensure we are able to re-open safely.

What if I am concerned about another visitor’s behaviour?

If you’re concerned about another visitor’s behaviour, whether it’s in regard to COVID-19 or any other matter, please inform a member of our team.  For your safety and the safety of our other guests, please do not approach other visitors yourself.

Will I be able to pick my own seat or table in Bar Cafe?

You will be greeted by a member of our Hospitality team upon arrival at Bar Cafe and they will show you to a table.  You will also receive table service during your visit.

What are the opening times for Bar Cafe?

Open from Mon 2 Aug
Initial opening times:
11:00 – 21:00
(Last bookings 19:00)

What are the opening times for Vicolo?

Open from Mon 2 Aug
Initial opening times:
08:00 – 21:00

Can I book a table in advance for Bar Cafe?

Yes, we now have an online booking system in place.  You can reserve your table via our website here.

Why is the Coffee Rooms not re-opening?

The Coffee Rooms will not be reopened initially, partly because of difficulties in keeping a safe distance between visitors, and partly to give us time to make some much-needed improvements to the venue. We will be replacing the worn-out carpets, redecorating the walls, improving the furnishings, and installing a drop-down screen and sound equipment so we can host special screenings in the evenings as part of our new programme of events. Once we have everything refurbished we will be able to work on the relaunch of the Coffee Rooms. We hope to welcome back customers to this iconic venue before the end of the year.

When will the Cinema be re-opening?

After a period of almost 18 months of closure, the cinema has now been fully fixed and redecorated following a flood earlier this year.  We have made some improvements to the lighting system in the building and we have reopened the Gallery and Roxy screens initially as part of a phase 1 reopening. The Classic and Electra screens will reopen as part of our phase 2 re-opening.


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