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Seaton Delaval Hall

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. Seaton Delaval Hall has just completed a four-year £7.4m regeneration project, which captures the theatrical and flamboyant essence of the notorious’gay Delavals’.                  

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.

The screening of Alice in Wonderland will take place in the Stables. The screening of The Favourite will take place in the Saloon (south / gardens side of the main Hall) and is accessed via 17 steps. There will be refreshments available to buy at both events. The Favourite evening event - Due to its rural location, patrons are advised to bring a torch - (the walk from and to the entrance/car park to the Saloon will be dark). Stewards will be on hand to help with directions. 

Please let us know in advance if you need wheelchair access or have limited mobility. It can get cold, so please wrap up well.

Rendezvous Cafe is on the lower promenade in Whitley Bay. 

A lovely Art Deco building, unspoilt and family run for over 50 years. We're honoured to be launching the festival there this year. The Rendezvous is on the ground floor and fully accessible.

Refreshments will be available to buy. We advise you arrive at doors opening time. (the coffee machine is off during the films).


St Mary’s Lighthouse is on the tiny St Mary's Island, just north of Whitley Bay on the coast of North East England. The small rocky tidal island is linked to the mainland by a short 

concrete causeway which is submerged at high tide.

We screen films in the conference room on the first floor of the visitors centre. Entry is via the tower entrance.

Unfortunately the venue is not fully accessible. Please get in touch if you have any mobility access requirements.

It will be dark when leaving the screening. Please bring a torch. There will be people on hand to assist if needed. Weather is unpredictable...

TIDES - The tides dictate the dates of our festival. We have 3 nights of low tide evenings ensuring we won't get stuck.

Fish and Chips at St Mary's Lighthouse. We can take orders for food on arrival (before 7.30pm). 

We ask that if ordering food, you sit to the side seats of rows so that we can deliver them to you with as little disruption to others as possible. 

Thanks to Pantrinis, 11-13 Marine Ave, Whitley Bay NE26 1LX

Cullercoats Watch House

A former lookout post and social venue for the fishing community of Cullercoats now in need of extensive restoration and renovation to make it once again a thriving and inviting community hub.

Cullercoats Watch House is a registered charity focused on restoring the building and creating a heritage hub and activity centre.

Please see the website and justgiving page for details.

Jam Jar Cinema

18-24 Park Ave,

Whitley Bay, NE26 1DG

Eccles Hall, Earsdon

18-24 Park Ave,

Whitley Bay, NE26 1DG


Whitley Bay Big Local Hub

158 Whitley Rd, Whitley Bay NE26 2LY

Tynemouth & District Working Mens

Social Club & Institute

15-16 Front St, Tynemouth,

North Shields NE30 4DX

Playhouse Whitley Bay

Marine Ave, Whitley Bay

NE26 1LZ

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