The Tyneside Cinema is an important piece of history locally and nationally. Originally built as Newcastle’s News Theatre in 1937, today Tyneside Cinema is the only purpose-built newsreel theatre in the UK still operating as a cinema.
If you want to find out more about the history of the Tyneside Cinema and newsreel theatres, come and have a look around our fascinating building.
Take a trip into the past with our free Newsreel screenings. Every day at 11:15.
Do you want to know more about the history of the News Theatre, the importance of newsreels and the exciting, ongoing developments at the Tyneside Cinema?
If you are part of a group or organisation who would welcome a talk given by a Tyneside Cinema Heritage Guide, please contact Chris Kippax on 0191 227 5518 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tyneside Cinema is a unique and historic building that’s well worth seeing first-hand. You can either wander round by yourself or with one of our expert tour guides. All tours are free.
Free guided tours of the building take place every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 11:00. These are led by one of our expert tour guides.
Alternatively, wander round and explore the Cinema at your own leisurely pace. Explore the building between 10:00 and 22:00 everyday.
Want to look around the Tyneside Cinema in a group? No problem - for parties with over ten people or for special requests, please get in touch using the form on this page and we'll get back to you. Alternatively you can call our Box Office on 0191 227 5500.
To book your place on a tour, or to find out more about our heritage tours, talks and newsreel programme, please complete and submit this form.