Newcastle Arts Centre

Newcastle Arts Centre
Westgate Road
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear


Newcastle Arts Centre

Black Swan Venue and Bar



0191 261 5618


0191 232 2410

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Newcastle Arts Centre Limited was founded as an Arts Development company in 1981. Since then it has brought back to use a group of 9 abandoned buildings in the City Centre, providing a home for dozens of arts related companies. The Centre now has 82,000 visitors a year and 77,000 sales, making it one of the most active independent art centres in England.

The Centre shows exhibitions, music and some theatre. It has studios making music, photography, ceramics, architectural glass and graphic design. It has a gallery, performance venue, bar, conference rooms, and shops for art materials, original crafts, and picture framing. Projects include new exhibitions and the restoration of the Assembly House at 55/57 Westgate Road.

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Opening hours

Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30
Sat 9:00-17:00

Closed: Sun

Admission charges

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The Late Shows: Taking Coal to Newcastle

  • 16 May 2015 7-11pm

‘Taking coal to Newcastle’ is an evening of workshops brought to you by local course tutors encouraging participation, creativity, new skills and fun. All free for one night only to coincide with the North of England Art Club’s gallery exhibition ‘Coal’. Down in the Black Swan cellar bar and venue, a 1920’s themed night will present an open mic Jazz/Jam session, led by resident artists from the Jazz Café. Specially selected cocktails will be available from the bar. All are welcome to join in with the music, but are also free to enjoy listening and dancing.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly