Filming in NewcastleGateshead

Packed with iconic sites from the Angel of the North to the Tyne Bridge, NewcastleGateshead is a popular place to film everything from vox pops to travel features.

If you’re thinking of filming in NewcastleGateshead, this is where you’ll find a range of information to help – from who to notify, to which sites give the best vantage points around Newcastle and Gateshead.


Filming Permission

To gain permission to film in NewcastleGateshead please contact the relevant council press office. Street filming across the destination is free to do, but you will need to consider health and safety issues and ensure you have the correct level of public liability insurance, the council press offices can advise you further on what they require for filming in their areas.

The River Tyne stretches from its mouth at the coastal towns of Tynemouth and South Shields through NewcastleGateshead. To film from the river it’s a good idea to first contact the Harbour Office on 0191 257 0407.

To film north of the River Tyne please contact Newcastle City Council and to film south of the River contact Gateshead Council; a few of the destination’s most popular sites to film are listed below.


In Gateshead

Angel of the North
Perhaps the most iconic location in NewcastleGateshead, Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North is recognised across the world.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge
Fondly referred to as the ‘winking bridge’, Gateshead Millennium Bridge is the world’s first tilting bridge and the newest structure to bring Gateshead and Newcastle together across the river’s divide.

Gateshead Quays
The area outside of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art give great views of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Sage Gateshead and the view across the Quayside including the seven spectacular bridges that span the River Tyne; contact the attractions directly to film inside the venues.


In Newcastle

Tyne Bridge
One of the most defining images of NewcastleGateshead, the Tyne Bridge offers stunning views across the Quayside and is beamed to millions of people across the world annually as 52,000 runners cross during the Bupa Great North Run.

Newcastle Quayside
Home to stylish bars, restaurants, hotels and the city’s magistrate and crown courts, Newcastle Quayside is a bustling area for leisure and business and gives stunning views to the regenerated Gateshead Quays.

Newcastle Castle
A historic icon in the heart of the city, Newcastle Castle's Norman Castle Keep was built by William the Conqueror’s son in 1168 and is one of the finest examples of a Norman Keep found in Britain today. With 100 steps to the very top, the Keep offers outstanding views across the cityscape and makes a great filming location - please contact the Castle directly to arrange.


Stock Footage

NewcastleGateshead Initiative has stock footage for a wide range of uses, view the variety of footage we have available on YouTube.

Contact a member of the team below for more information or to request files.


Sourcing footage from other agencies

For help with filming or sourcing further footage there are a number of local companies who can help.

North News and Pictures
North East Screen
Ten Alps


Further support

If your filming project relates to travel and tourism, art and culture or business tourism and conferences in NewcastleGateshead then NewcastleGateshead Initiative’s communications team can provide further advice and information, facts and figures and / or interviewees.

Communications Team Contacts

Head of Communications
PR & Communications Manager
PR & Content Manager
PR & Communications Executive