Our purpose

At Tyneside Cinema our passion is film and ensuring its magic is accessible to all.

Film has the power to say things that you might otherwise never hear or see, and connect you to people and places that you may never know. It can move you to laughter or tears. It's why we get up in the morning.

Our programme is vast and varied, from blockbusters to international cinema, art-house films to supporting new and developing artists. Our curated seasons and specialist events connect you to some of the greatest minds of our industry, including filmmakers, authors, and lecturers. We bring classics back to the big screen where they belong. We want to give you the best cinematic experience you can have.

To ensure cinema is for everyone, we offer a range of popular accessible screenings, including Relaxed Screenings, Dementia Friendly Cinema, Hard of Hearing, Tyneside Baby Club, Tyneside Kids Club, and Silver Screen. For further details of our accessible screenings, click here.

We also have a range of ticket prices, in an effort to eliminate the financial barrier of accessing cinema. Our £1 ticket scheme is available for Refugees, Asylum Seekers, those receiving Job Seekers Allowance, Employment & Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment. We have concessions for seniors, people living with a disability and wheelchair users. A number of our accessible screenings also have reduced ticket prices. You can find all our ticket prices here.

In addition to our extensive film programme, we’re passionate about supporting the young people of our community and developing artists.

Our multi-award winning learning programme offers a comprehensive range of activities, including film courses, workshops and holiday schools. Over the last three years, we’ve welcomed over 15,000 children and young people to our venue to learn more about film.

Our activities include School Workshops, Filmmaking and Screenwriting Academies for ages 15-19, and Filmmaking and Stop Motion Animation Holiday Workshops for ages 10-13.

We always offer a percentage of our programmes for free to young people who may not usually be able to access these opportunities.

We believe that film belongs in the cinema, which is why our Projections programme is our commitment to helping artists create bold new work, for screening or performance in the cinema itself. We show artist films, host live events and present new commissions each month.

The cinema is a much more versatile space than it’s often given credit for, and the artists we work with explore the boundaries between film and art.

Our artist opportunities include a bi-annual Open Call for curators and artists; The Rough Cut, a free event for artists to showcase their work; and Graduate Residency for recent graduates of Northumbria University to create a new piece of moving image over three months.
You can find out more about all our learning activities and artist opportunities here.

Cinema is the very air we breathe, it’s our all-consuming passion, and we love sharing it with you. There’s a whole new world waiting here for you, so come and get involved.


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