Reasons to visit Newcastle-Gateshead!
There are dozens of reasons to love it here – these are a few of our favourites.
Expect a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art, with a changing calendar of exhibitions and activities designed to give a unique and compelling insight into contemporary artistic practice.
Gateshead International Jazz Festival
Gateshead International Jazz Festival’s programme is packed with something for jazz fans of all kinds – from the casual listener to the hard-core jazz devotee. There’s also lots to tempt fans of funk, soul and blues.
Live Theatre is recognised as one of the great new writing producing theatres on the international stage. It aims to contribute to a creative and just society, a population full of aspiration with a thirst for learning.
Newcastle Arts Centre
Newcastle Arts Centre offers exhibitions, music and even some theatre. The centre has studios to make music, shoot photography and exhibit ceramics, architectural glass and graphic design. Find The Jazz Cafe here, too.
Northern Stage is an exciting, dynamic powerhouse of theatre and creativity in the heart of Newcastle. Bold and ambitious theatre, sunny family shows, a raft of participatory work and a cracking cafe bar; you’ll find them all here.
The O2’s a dramatic and atmospheric place to experience some of the biggest names in music. The venue also hosts two of the country’s biggest and most renowned club nights each and every week.
An international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life. It has an inclusive approach to all its performances, classes and participation programmes.
Nestling in the heart of Gateshead’s urban centre is Saltwell Park, one of the borough’s hidden gems. With over two million visitors each year, this tourist attraction is a must for family entertainment!
St James’ Park Stadium Tour
Supporters will be taken to the highest point of the stadium where they will have a Magpie’s view of St James’ Park. The tour also includes a visit to the home dressing room, media suite and the dugouts, in addition to many other areas.
SummerTyne Americana Festival
An immensely popular weekend event that attracts visitors from across the world for a sizzling celebration of Americana music in and around the spectacular setting of Sage Gateshead, on the south bank of the River Tyne.
Theatre Royal hosts some of the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, family friendly shows, sensational opera – and the best Pantomimes in the country!