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The Classic

Iconic Art Deco splendour in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne

The Classic is our largest space, and the heart of the Tyneside Cinema. 

Originally the News Theatre screen, the Classic is a magnificently restored auditorium which features balcony seating in its Classic Circle and a stage that's ideal for awards ceremonies and photo opportunities.

Venue Details

  • Stalls Seating Capacity: 200
  • Circle Seating Capacity: 63
  • Screen Size: 6m x 2.7m


  • 2K DLP digital film projection and 35mm film projection
  • Dolby Digital surround sound and can present DVCAM, BETA SP, DIGIBETA, VHS, DVD and 35mm
  • Raked seating
  • Wi-Fi

Entertaining in the luxurious Classic Circle

A space as amazing as the films on-screen, entertain your guests with the latest cinema releases in the luxurious Classic Circle. This public space is available for both group bookings and private hire.
This gives you an exclusive handmade seat in our Circle balcony, as well as a choice of snack and drink for each of your guests. If you would like more information on hiring the Classic Circle and associated costs, please contact hiresandevents@tynesidecinema.co.uk

Optional extras

We have lots of additional equipment that you can hire for your event. Find out what's available.

Need Catering?

We offer food and drinks options to suit all events and budgets, whether you’re arranging a small gathering or throwing a big party.

We can provide anything from a lunch buffet to evening canapés and drinks. We offer children’s menus too, with something to suit even the fussiest little eaters. Of course, we also serve popcorn and ice-cream for a proper cinema experience!
Find out more about out catering options.

Make a booking enquiry

For more information, or to make a booking, please fill in our Booking Enquiries Form. You can also email our Hires & Events team or call us on 0191 227 5514.

Booking Enquiry: Hire the Tyneside

If you're interest in hiring the Tyneside Cinema for a party, event or meeting, please fill out this form and a member of our Hires & Events team will get back in touch with you.

Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

On behalf of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation thank you so much for all your help in making our DVD launch such a success. The venue really did us justice and feedback was very positive.

Sir Bobby Robson Foundation