All-rounders

Newcastle is blessed with a collection of flexible and ambitious venues which make it their mission to deliver a diverse and exciting stream of events for the pleasure of all who fancy venturing inside. What a lovely bunch they are – and what a lucky bunch we are.

The Lit and Phil

What is it? Strictly speaking, it’s the Literary & Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne. Don’t let that put you off. Everyone calls this independent library, founded in 1793 (although…

Boiler Shop

What is it? Steeped in the industrial history of the world, the unique and very loved Boiler Shop sits in the Grade II listed building where Stephenson’s Rocket was built…

Cobalt

What is it? A not-for-profit cultural hub incorporating 16 artist studios and an arts venue which presents a shedload of stuff including live music, art exhibitions, film screenings, DJ nights,…

Thought Foundation

What is it? A true collage of creativity, genuine force for good and a place to have some lovely grub to boot, the Thought Foundation has quickly sewn itself into…

Kommunity

What is it? A melting pot of a city centre social space in which a programme of art, music, performance and community gatherings bring a beautifully diverse audience to the…

Star and Shadow Cinema

What is it? A volunteer-run, non-hierarchical collective of cinema and music lovers that have finally found their own place to call home in Heaton. Everything from the programme of films…