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 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 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.
Please note that there will be no Guided Tours from 12 - 26, December apart from on Tuesday 19 December.
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 Tyneside Cinema in a group? No problem - for special requests or private tours, 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.
It was a great privilege to be given access to the Classic Cinema for our recent filming in connection with the BBC2 production of United. The Classic is a unique and outstanding venue which we would have struggled to match anywhere in the country. It was a great pleasure filming at the Tyneside Cinema and we were very grateful for the support and help we received.