Our purpose

Here at Tyneside Cinema, our passion is film and all the things film can do for us. Film has the power to say something that you might otherwise never hear or see. It can connect you to people and places that you may never know. And it has the power to make us feel intense emotions through empathy. Our mission is to be the home of great films and to make their magic accessible to all. We're the North East's leading independent cinema, approaching 100 years in our historic Art Deco building in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.

But we're so much more than 'just a cinema'.

Our Mission Is:

  • To provide a film programme that is vast and varied from blockbusters to art-house and international cinema.
  • To continually strive to make cinema available and accessible for everyone. We offer a range of popular accessible screenings and a £1 ticketing scheme for those who may need film most but don’t have the means available.
  • To support new and young developing artists in our community. Our multi-award-winning learning programme offers a comprehensive range of activities, including film courses, workshops and holiday schools.
  • To encourage deep and meaningful discussion around the films we show. Our curated seasons and specialist events connect you to some of the greatest minds of our industry, including filmmakers, authors, and lecturers.
  • To keep film where it belongs; in the cinema, which is why our Projections programme is committed to helping artists create bold new work, for screening or performance in the cinema itself.


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.