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Pilgrim Street   Newcastle upon Tyne   NE1 6QG

The Classic


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.

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 

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

Optional extras

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

Contact Us

Our hires and events team are on hand to talk over your event plans and ideas in more detail. Call us on 0191 227 5521 or email the hires team to discuss our packages and bespoke options.

Looking for something on a different scale? We've got a range of venues to suit events of all sizes:

The Classic (capacity 200-263)
The Electra
(capacity 132)
The Roxy (capacity 89)
The Gallery (capacity 33)
The Digital Lounge (capacity 30)
The Figgis Room (capacity 20-30)
Headspace (capacity 10) 

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