With plenty of large and smaller spaces, it’s no wonder Newcastle’s conference calendar is packed to the brim with conventions and events. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, explore our guide to find the best venues in town.
From tourism awards to entrepreneur forums, you’ll find a range of events at Sage Gateshead. Its two main halls offer great acoustics and state-of-the-art technical facilities, sitting alongside other smaller rooms, as well as a café, bars and a restaurant with stunning views.
For a conference with a difference, take a trip to the Centre for Life. The centre’s planetarium and exhibitions are the backdrop for everything from conventions and product launches to dinners and fashion shows. Some events even give you the chance to take a 4D motion ride!
Located at the heart of Newcastle’s leafy High Gosforth Park, Newcastle Racecourse is a tranquil spot that’s perfect for meetings and conferences. With a variety of spaces available, you’ll find everything from motor shows to antique fairs at the racecourse.
Whether it’s a small meeting or a large event, UniSpace at the University of Sunderland has five fantastic contemporary venues, including rooms at the National Glass Centre. You’ll find everyone from Rolls Royce to the Bridge Club making the most of Unispace’s interesting and versatile spaces.
Originally named Manor’s Power Station, the CastleGate building first opened in 1903 to power the tram network in Newcastle. Full of character and original features, including a 50-tonne internal crane, this spectacular space is an inspiring venue for plenty of events throughout the year.
This grand Georgian building makes the perfect venue for an elegant event. Whether it’s an awards dinner or a training session, the assembly rooms’ selection of suites creates a sense of occasion with their ornate ceilings, decorative plasterwork and crystal chandeliers.
We have a huge range of hotels in the North East for the business and leisure traveller. If you're on business, check into our airport hotels. We also have a range of hotels ideally located for a weekend break away. There are hotels near Newcastle University plus a collection of budget hotels for the price conscious Whichever part of Newcastle you’re planning to visit, you’ll find comfortable Premier Inn hotels nearby.