St Mary's Lighthouse: Its a special space to watch a film and in fact dictates the dates of our festival each year (tide wise) !
The screenings take place in the room on the first floor, to the side of the tower (not in the tower itself). Access is via a flight of stairs. Unfortunately there is no disabled access to our screenings in this venue.
The venue is not a traditional screening space. It seats around 45 and gets quite warm...
Care must be taken when leaving the island across the causeway,in the dark. Staff are there to assist if required.
We find that the option of ordering fish and chips at a Lighthouse screening is very popular If you'd like to order fish and chips (some Lighthouse events only) please arrive at the stated 'doors opening' time. Pantrinis deliver the orders during the screening (we try and be descreet when alerting you in the dark, so choosing side aisle seats would help us greatly with this).
We'd like to thank Adam Kelsey (Lighthouse manager) for his continued support with these screenings over the years. Thank you!
ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE St Mary's Island Causeway, Whitley Bay NE26 4RS
We have screened films in a variety of venues throughout the festival. Below are details of a few we have visited over recent years.
The Rendezvous Cafe: The screenings take place in the main dining area of the venue (ground floor). Again this is not a traditional
screening space but it has a great atmosphere, it's perfectly located and has the added bonus of hot chocolate and ice cream on offer!
We'd like to thank Tiz and family (owners) for being so supportive over the years and letting us screen in this iconic venue. Thank you!
RENDEZVOUS CAFE Dukes Walk, Northern Promenade, Whitley Bay NE26 1TP
The Crescent Club, Cullercoats: Our second year in The Crescent Club. A great venue! The events take place on the first floor and is accessible via lift or stairs.
A bar is available. Capacity is around 200. Children must be supervised at this venue if attending our events.
We'd like to thank the committee for letting us screen in this great venue.
THE CRESCENT CLUB Victoria Cres, Cullercoats, NE30 4PN
The Exchange, North Shields: Another first for us. This is a great venue with a capacity of around 300. The Event takes place on the ground floor and is
fully accessible. The Exchange Cafe Bar will also be open with some great real ales on offer and featuring exhibitions throughout August (see programme details).
Thanks to Karen and all the staff there for making us so welcome over the last few years.
THE EXCHANGE Howard St, North Shields NE30 1SE
Green Beans Community Market: Whitley Bay Metro: The monthly Sunday Green Beans Market is held within Whitley Bay Metro Station.
Our screening will take place in the Yoga Station (situated inside the station) and is fully accessible.
Station Masters Community Wildlife Garden, Clarence Crescent: The garden is situated to the left side (if facing station) of Whitley Bay Metro Station. As this is an outdoor venue, we ask that if purchasing tickets please check the website on the day or sign up to our mailing list for weather
updates. If the screening is cancelled, a full refund will be given on tickets. Email us for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
GREEN BEANS MARKET Whitley Bay Metro Station, Station Square, Whitley Bay
STATION MASTERS COMMUNITY WILDLIFE GARDEN Clarence Crescent, Whitley Bay
JAM JAR CINEMA: A great little cinema in Whitley Bay. Comfortably Seating around 45 in the screening area and the added bonus of a cosy lounge area and bar.
Accessibility: Please note access to the building is via 20 steps from street level. There is no capacity for independent wheelchair users to access the building.
Once again we'd like to thank Jam Jar Cinema for their support. Thank you!
Tickets for Jam Jar events are available from:
Jam Jar Cinema, HERE
JAM JAR CINEMA 18-24 Park Ave, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG
Whitley Bay Customer First Centre: We'd like to thank the centre for selling our tickets!
Tickets are available at the main library reception area. Please leave contact details if you are booking tickets for our outdoor screenings, for updates.
WHITLEY BAY CUSTOMER FIRST CENTRE York Rd, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
Playhouse Whitley Bay: Capacity is around 650 and a bar is available.
PLAYHOUSE WHITLEY BAY Marine Ave, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ
We are delighted to be screening at the magnificent Seaton Delaval Hall at this years festival.
Seaton Delaval Hall is open 7 days a week throughout the summer.
Due to the location and historic nature of this fantastic venue we ask that before booking tickets for this event, please see the information below -
Seaton Delaval Hall is a Grade 1 Listed building and we are keen to ensure that we follow all guidance as provided by the National Trust.
Please enter via the main car park entrance where you will be greeted by festival staff .
The screening itself will take place outdoors in the formal Gardens. There will be a cash only bar.
Due to it's rural location, patrons are advised to bring a torch - (the walk from the entrance/car park to the formal gardens will be dark)
It can get cold, even in the summer months, so please wrap up well and bring blankets. Seating is provided.
PLEASE NOTE/ Please let us know in advance if you need wheelchair access or have limited mobility.
Seaton Delaval Hall is one of the most important historic houses and designed landscapes in Britain. This Grade 1 listed building was designed by renowned 18th century playwright and architect Sir John Vanburgh, who also designed Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. Seaton Delaval Hall was the theatrical backdrop for one of the most notorious of all Georgian families. The Delaval family were famous for their love of acting, hosting big parties and playing wild tricks.Since acquiring the Hall in 2009 with the help and support of people in the North East, the National Trust has worked hard to keep the doors open and make it a safe and enjoyable place to visit. The National Trust are now working with Heritage Lottery Fund, donors and supporters to raise a further £7.8m to carry out urgent conservation work, create a new café and toilet facilities, restore elements of the designed landscape and bring to life the stories of the Delavals through theatricality and play.
T: 0191 237 9100
Seaton Delaval Hall, The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay NE26 4QR
We've been lucky to screen in some fantastic venues and spaces over the years including:
Whitley Bay Beach, The Trojan Rooms, Whitley Bay Football Club, Whitley Bay Bowling Alley, Whitley Bay Masonic Hall, St Pauls Church, The Grand Hotel, Tynemouth, The Park View Shopping Centre, The Beehive, Earsdon, Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle, houses and gardens on Victoria Avenue, Percy Road, Albany Gardens to name a few.