Newcastle Arts Centre

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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The Good Hurt

  • 14 May 2016 7-11pm

Clarita Lulic - ‘The Good Hurt’, an exhibition exploring power dynamics between husband and wife. Come to the Black Swan cellar for a live party with Havana Club 4 and Salsa demonstrations. The North of England Art Club presents ‘Northumberland: People and Places’ alongside artist demonstrations. Mike Bishop reads ‘The Edwardians on Hadrian’s Wall’, supported by the Hadrian Arts Trust.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


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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