Newcastle-upon-Tyne Art Centre hosts a range of entertainment, from live music and plays to exhibitions, all at the heart of Newcastle's vibrant cultural scene. A place of learning as well as a place to catch (or perform in) a show, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Art Centre is well worth a visit if you're staying in any nearby Tyne and Wear hotels and guesthouses.
An Artistic Hub Close to Newcastle Tyne & Wear Hotels
Founded in 1981, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Art Centre originally consisted of a loose collective of buildings in the centre of town, including warehouses and a former department store used as artistic spaces. After receiving funding and investment, the centre had its "official" opening in 1988. Today, the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Art Centre is a vibrant art space, accommodating all sorts of creative endeavours, including photography, fine art, performance and live music, and welcomes 89,000 visitors every year.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Arts Centre consists of a Jazz Café, Craft and Art Shop, gallery space, Black Swan Bar and Venue and conference facilities. Whether you’re picking up some art supplies or enjoying a cultural night out, it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the centre of Newcastle. Big events, exhibitions and concerts happen all the time, so it's well worth checking the website before you head out. It's also worth noting that the gallery and shops are closed on Sundays, and seasonal opening hours may vary.
Top Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hotels
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Art Centre is conveniently located in the heart of Newcastle and is just a short walk from the Metro and Central Railway Station. This puts it within walking distance of many of the North East's best hotels and guesthouses, including the three-star Royal Station Hotel on Neville Street (roughly a 10-minute walk away) and the four-star Copthorne Hotel Newcastle located on the Close. For apartment accommodation, you might consider the Hanover Mill Apartments, which are located on Hanover Street and a short walk from some of Newcastle's top attractions, including the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Art Centre, the Central Library and Castle Keep.