The Supporters Circle

Tyneside Cinema has been bringing transformative cinematic experiences to the people of the North East since 1937.

Presenting the best in independent, blockbuster and world cinema in our beautiful historic building, Tyneside Cinema has been a place for discovery, fun, socialising, learning, and community decade after decade. Tyneside Cinema is at the heart of the community and is a home for local film lovers.

Tyneside Cinema is now under threat of closure, and we need your help to save it.

With audience numbers yet to return to pre-pandemic levels, cuts to our funding, and spiralling prices due to the “cost of living” crisis, we simply can’t afford to meet the costs of running the cinema in 2023, and will soon have to close. If we close, it is unlikely that we would be able to reopen, and an iconic cultural landmark will disappear.

But we have a plan: we are working hard to secure extra funding, and with some changes to how we work, and the support of you – our beloved audience – we can survive.

By acting now to raise £150,000 in the next six months, the cinema will remain open, and we will have the time to lay the foundations for the future into 2024 and beyond.

What is the Supporters Circle?

The Supporter’s Circle is a philanthropy programme for our greatest Supporters. With your help, Tyneside Cinema can sustain and develop its work – both on our screens and behind the scenes. We have three levels of support and you can make your donation on either an annual or monthly basis.

Tell me more!

Our Supporters Circle members provide the support needed to nurture and grow our beloved Tyneside Cinema. When you become a member at any level, you make a significant impact on our ability to carry out our work behind the scenes and plan for the future. Your gift helps us bring the best of new and classic film to our screens, recognise the hard work of our dedicated team, and help us look after our beautiful Grade II listed building.