Find out more about Projections, Tyneside Cinema’s former artist programme.


Projections was Tyneside Cinema’s artist programme from 2018 – 2020 until its discontinuation. From regular screenings and live events, new commissions to artist development opportunities, the programme worked with artists to imagine the cinema of the future. That possible cinema remains a phantasm, but is in reach still: first the old structures must be dismantled.

Tyneside Cinema

Opened in 1937 as a news theatre by Dixon Scott, directors Ridley and Tony Scott’s great-uncle, Tyneside Cinema was one of the UK’s leading independent cinemas. We hope that it may one day return to, and surpass its past strengths. 


Tickets to most Projections events were £6 / £4 (£1 for those receiving jobseekers, ESA or with refugee or asylum seeker status). The Rough Cut events were free.


Projections was funded by Arts Council England. The Graduate Artist Residency was supported by Northumbria University.

Visiting Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema is located in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England. It is ten minutes’ walk from Newcastle Central station and trains to and from London (2h 45), Edinburgh (1h 30), and across the Pennines (Leeds 1h 20). Getting around Newcastle and Gateshead by Metro is easy: our nearest station is Monument. Newcastle airport is 25 minutes by Metro.