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Film info

Internet Movie Database
The British Film Institute
City Screen
Aint It Cool News

Film festivals

AV Festival
Northern Lights Film Festival
Arsenals Film Festival
BUFF International Children and Young People's Film Festival
Bergen International Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Newcastle Cinemas

The Empire is a national chain cinema which shows all the latest big releases.

Side Cinema
The Side Cinema is a 48-seat cinema on Newcastle upon Tyne's Quayside. It shows films on Tuesday nights and programmes for a range of festivals.

Star and Shadow
The Star and Shadow is an entirely volunteer-run cinema which shows films on Thursday and Sunday nights, as well as holding regular events.

It aims to show films it believes are “new, different, underground and original".

A few of our favourite things

The Sancho Plan
The Light Surgeons
Thumb Digital Media Design
Transmission Post Production
Codeworks Connect
Mere Mortals
DV Dojo
The Cube Cinema
Holiday Reviews

People we like to be associated with

Northern Film and Media
Live Theatre
Theatre Royal
Northern Stage
Newcastle University
Northumbria University
International Centre For Life
Onedotzero festival
Pride On Tyne
The Crack Magazine
The Avison Ensemble
The Sage Gateshead,
FNA Films
Yipp Films
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Newcastle Libraries Service
Creative Partnerships
National Museum of Photography, Film and Television
Newcastle City Council: Education and Libraries Website
Gateshead Council: Learning and Children group
Film Education
East Durham and Houghall Community College
Somewhere To Go
Gala Theatre and Cinema - Arts Directory
Northern Cultural Skills Partnership
Locator Art: Contemporary art in Newcastle and Gateshead
Arts Council England North East
Routes Into Languages
iknow North East 
Native Skate Store
Candle and Bell


NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues (NGCV) is comprised of 10 partner organisations.

All 10 organisations are building based (companies with responsibility for running public buildings) and are producers and presenters of work.  

The 10 organisations are:

  • BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: The North East’s internationally acclaimed centre for new and contemporary art, housed in a landmark ex-industrial building on Gateshead Quays.
  • Centre for Life: A landmark Millennium project, this unique science village houses new research alongside facilities devoted to ethics, public engagement and
  • Dance City: The National Dance Agency for the North East, raising the profile of dance for young people in partnership with key youth dance partners such as Youth Dance England and Public Health North East.
  • Live Theatre: One of the leading new writing producers in the country, working with national and international co-producers. Its drama education programme is considered a national exemplar.
  • Northern Stage: The North East’s major producing theatre, making and presenting a repertoire of new work and contemporary classics in collaboration with partners such as Robert Lepage, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Kneehigh.
  • The Sage Gateshead: The pioneering international hub for music performance, learning and participation delivering across 10,000 square miles from Foster’s iconic building, as well as leading national programmes.

  • Seven Stories: a new national home for children’s literature, bringing together original manuscripts and artwork, involving young people, their families and educators in exploring creativity, literature and art.
  • Theatre Royal: Newcastle’s landmark receiving and touring theatre and the regional home for, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Opera North, The Dance Consortium and Rambert Dance.
  • Tyne and Wear Archive and Museums (TWAM): England’s largest regional museums service, with 12 museums, galleries and Heritage sites. TWAM leads NE Regional Museums Hub (Renaissance), and has agreed links with five national museums (Victoria and Albert, National Portrait Gallery, British Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate)
  • Tyneside Cinema: The North East’s leading independent cinema, a resource for learning and development of moving image and new media and an important hub for the North East’s creative industries.