Days Out

Cinema & Theatre

COVID-19 UPDATE: There have been so many changes for businesses lately it’s hard to keep up! This section will be updated in due course as things return to normal, in the meantime you can use the ideas here as a rough guide or can check our A-Z of Days Out here for more recent info and links. You can also like our Facebook Page here for updates🙂

If you run a relevant activity or business that’s not listed yet (or if you’re a parent with a recommendation) please feel free to get in touch with details.

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Cineworld Boldon

📌 Boldon Leisure Park, Abingdon Way, Boldon, Sunderland, NE35 9PB

‘Movies For Juniors’ are weekly discounted screenings of kids films on Saturday and Sunday mornings, from £2.50 or new releases from £5.50.

👉 For more info, visit @cineboldon

Cineworld Newcastle

📌 The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle, NE1 5TG

‘Movies For Juniors’ are weekly discounted screenings of kids films on Saturday and Sunday mornings, from £2.50 or new releases from £5.50.

👉 For more info, visit @CineworldNewcastle

Gala Durham

📌 Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA

Cinema and theatre. Offering ‘relaxed performances’ of select shows, with a less formal environment where audiences can talk or move if needed and ‘chill out’ space available.

👉 For more info, visit @galadurham

Little Theatre Gateshead

See website for show times & details.

Little Theatre Gateshead, 1-4 Saltwell View, Gateshead, NE8 4JS
Tel: 0191 4781499

Home of the Progressive Players, producing ten shows per year.

Prices vary.

Newcastle Theatre Royal

📌 100 Grey Street, Newcastle, NE1 6BR

Packed program with family-friendly shows, plus weekly drama workshops and school holiday workshops for young people.

👉 For more info, visit @NewcastleTheatreRoyal

ODEON Metrocentre

See website for film times & details.

Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XZ
Tel: 0333 006 7777

17 movie screens, including IMAX and D-Box (seats that move with the on-screen action). Odeon Newbies are screenings designed to make things easy for babies with softer volume and slightly raised lights, and you don’t have to worry about noise complaints.

Prices vary.

ODEON Silverlink

Film times vary, see website for details.

Osprey Drive, Wallsend, North Tyneside, NE28 9NP
Tel: 0333 006 7777

‘ODEON Newbies’ are regular baby-friendly screenings of the latest releases with softer volume and slightly brighter lights for the comfort of under 2’s. ‘ODEON Kids’ are special value screenings every Saturday and Sunday morning, plus throughout the school holidays.

Sunderland Empire Cinema

📌 4 Lambton Street, Sunderland SR1 1TP

Empire Jnrs are discounted classic family films and recent releases shown every Saturday and Sunday morning. Parent & Baby screenings of latest releases are every Monday morning, with ‘lights up’ and ‘sound down’ for a more relaxing social environment with young children in mind (0-2 years).

👉 For more info, visit @empirecinemassunderland

Sunderland Empire Theatre

📌 4-5 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX

Packed program with family-friendly theatre shows.

👉 For more info, visit @SunderlandEmpire

Tyneside Cinema

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 11pm

10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, NE1 6QG
Tel: 0191 227 5500

‘Bringing in Baby’ screenings alternate Thursdays at 11:30am, new releases with the lights up and sound down for the comfort of youngsters under two years. ‘Children’s Film Club’ every Saturday morning, tickets are £6pp and children receive a lolly and entry into a prize raffle. Plus a cafe with main dishes, snacks and desserts.

Prices vary.

VUE Gateshead

See website for film times & details.

Trinity Square, Gateshead, NE8 1AG
Tel: 0345 308 4620

A range of deals on family cinema tickets, plus Mini Morning sessions at 10am every Saturday and Sunday (and throughout school holidays) with kids and family films for just £2.49 per ticket.

Prices vary.