Star and Shadow Cinema

is more than a cinema. It is an alternative social, cultural, arts and community hub run by a collective of volunteers.

It operates a unique system of open programming whereby grass roots community organisations, independent artists and any member of the public can come and promote their own social causes via film, music, discussions and working groups. We provide the space and facilities for this to happen and have done for the last 10 years.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved.

We recently had to move out of our old rented premises as it was earmarked for demolition so we are currently closed to the programming of events and community groups and instead our focus as a collective is currently on our exciting self-build refurbishment project.

Please support one of the most important creative hubs in the North East as the Star & Shadow's CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN goes LIVE!

Visit, donate and grab yourself an incredible reward, before they're all snapped up. They've got gig tickets, bands and DJs playing live in your living room, filmmaking workshops, t-shirts, cinema tickets, photographers to take your portrait and much much more!


We have moved

Up until last year our venue was situated on Stepney Bank, The Ouseburn, Newcastle. Now we have bought our very own building which needs full refurbishment not far away in Warwick Street, Newcastle, NE2 1BB. We hope to have it open to the public in early 2017. We need your help with this.

We need your help in a number of ways:


You can donate to our Crowdfunding campaign here:

We have raised most of the money we need to refurbish but are short £50,000. We would be extremely grateful if you could donate and also spread the word.

Volunteer to help build your Cinema.

We are refurbishing the new place by as much volunteer labour as possible. Whatever your skill-level we hope you'll come along and help out. See the "Get Involved" section of this website for more details.

Opening times for volunteering labour:

  • Wednesday and Thursdays: 6pm to 8pm. We can do your site induction and give you a tour.
  • Saturday 11am to 6pm.
  • Sunday 11am to 5pm.

We'd love to see you on these volunteer days - no need to bring anything but your energy and enthusiasm!


Coming Soon:


Meeting: Other Meeting

24 Oct 2016, 6 p.m.


Meeting: Other Meeting

31 Oct 2016, 6 p.m.