MUSEUMS, clubs, cinemas, theatres, swimming pools and council-owned attractions are shutting shop across the North-East following the government's latest advice on coronavirus.

Across the region household names are closing, many until further notice, in an unprecedented bid to stem the spread of COVID-19 as UK confirmed cases rise daily.

We've put together a list of venues that have announced their closure and will be updating this by area throughout the day - the list correct as of Wednesday so far:

County Durham and Darlington

  • ​ODEON Cinemas Luxe Darlington and Durham
  • Darlington Hippodrome
  • Crown Street library and Cockerton library
  • The Dolphin Centre
  • Eastbourne Sports Complex
  • Head of Steam
  • Darlington Railway Museum
  • Vue Cinemas Darlington
  • Middlestone Moor Community Centre
  • Tudhoe Community Centre
  • Kirk Merrington Village Hall
  • Byers Green Village Hall
  • Tudhoe Cricket Club
  • Kirk Merrington Pre-School
  • Locomotion Shildon
  • Barnard Castle Town Council's Woodleigh office
  • The Bowes Museum - from 5pm
  • Durham’s Gala Theatre
  • Empire Theatre, Consett
  • Bishop Auckland Town Hall 
  • Durham Town Hall
  • Binchester Roman Fort 
  • Bowlees Visitor Centre, Teesdale 
  • Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Weardale 
  • All Durham County Council leisure centres 
  • All Durham County Council libraries
  • Beamish Museum 


  • Stockton ARC Theatre
  • Cineworld Middlesbrough 
  • Billingham Forum (Theatre) near Stockton
  • Mill House Leisure Centre Hartlepool
  • Brierton Sports Centre Hartlepool
  • Headland Sports Centre Hartlepool
  • Summerhill Visitor Centre
  • Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre
  • Hartlepool Art Gallery
  • Vue Cinemas Hartlepool
  • Superdry Stores
  • Middlesbrough Town Hall
  • Middlesbrough Civic Centre
  • All council-run leisure centres and gyms in Middlesbrough
  • Community Hubs, Libraries and Museums in Middlesbrough
  • Teesside Archives
  • Middlesbrough Theatre
  • Newham Grange Leisure Farm

Tyne and Wear

  • Sunderland Empire Theatre
  • Newcastle Theatre Royal
  • The Sage in Gateshead
  • The BALTIC in Gateshead
  • Cineworld Newcastle and Boldon
  • ODEON Metrocentre and Silverlink
  • Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle
  • The Discovery Museum in Newcastle
  • The Centre for Life in Newcastle
  • The Great North Museum: Hancock
  • Superdry Stores
  • Fausto Coffee in Sunderland
  • Disney Store
  • Fenwicks Newcastle
  • IKEA Gateshead 

North Yorkshire

  • Betty's has closed cafe's in Northallerton, Harrogate and York
  • Grand Opera House in York
  • Vue Cinemas York
  • National Railway Museum York
  • Hambleton District Council owned libraries, leisure centres and buildings.

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