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

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Exhibition Opening: Lewis Robinson

  • 17 May 2014 7-11pm

Join the launch of a brand new exhibition of sculpture by artist Lewis Robinson, exploring the paradoxical impulses of destruction and creation using found domestic objects. Upstairs on the 2nd floor you can see the annual North of England Art Club Members Exhibition, including work by professional and semi professional artists. As you walk down Westgate Road, you will also see shop and buildings’ windows transformed with artwork - look out for 55 Westgate Road, a beautiful and historic town house, currently being lovingly restored.

Suitable for

  • Any age