Film and TV in Newcastle

Explore BBC Newcastle

Step behind-the-scenes of the television and radio world at the BBC Newcastle Tour. Carefully scheduled between the day’s live broadcast, you’ll see first-hand how news scripts are prepared, cameras are set-up, and presenters get ready to go on the air. You may even get to pose for a picture in the director’s chair!


See underground movies at Star and Shadow

Underground film fans will feel right at home at Star and Shadow Cinema. Showing anything and everything that’s “new, different, underground, original and, we hope, good,” this entirely volunteer-run theatre is a great place to connect with fellow film lovers.


Follow in the footsteps of Jack Carter

Fans of the cult-classic movie Get Carter can drink a glass of award-winning ale at the same barstool Michael Caine did when he was filming at The Victoria Comet in Newcastle. Rumour has it that some of the pub regulars were even given roles as extras in the movie.

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See the latest blockbusters at Empire

See blockbuster movies with state-of-the-art surround sound at Empire Cinema. Outfitted with 12 screens, ranging from 67 to 552 seats in size, it’s a welcome retreat from the buzzing bars and clubs right outside your doorstep.


Catch contemporary art and film at The Customs House

Catch classic films, new releases, and family-friendly flicks at The Customs House. The one-stop arts and entertainment venue features all-day dining, contemporary art exhibits, plus an Instagram-worthy afternoon tea.


Watch the latest sports at Sam Jacks

The only thing better than watching a sporting event in person is watching it on one of the 34 televisions at Sam Jacks. Located in the pulsating centre of town, it’s the perfect kick-off spot for a night of bar hopping.

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