Newcastle City Hall

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Opening in 1927 with a grand organ as its centrepiece, Newcastle City Hall was the first dedicated concert venue in the area. Although it started life as a classical concert hall, in the sixties touring pop bands began to play at the venue. Over the years, the Hall has hosted major orchestras, conductors and soloists, huge acts in the world of pop and rock music, as well as big name comedians. Whether you prefer Little Richard or Little Britain, you’ll find an event for you at Newcastle City Hall.

Newcastle City Hall

Facilities and disabled access

The City Hall has seats across two tiers – the stalls and the balcony – all with a great view. Seating varies by performance, so check the plans and select your preferred seats when you book online to make sure you get to see all of the action.

Whether it’s welcoming assistance dogs or disabled stalls and parking spaces, the City Hall does everything it can to offer full disabled access. For selected shows you can also get one free companion ticket, if you’re unable to attend alone due to a disability.


Top tip

Newcastle’s NE1 Alive After Five scheme means you can find free parking after 5pm in selected Newcastle City Council car parks. Check out the Get Into Newcastle NE1 website for more information.


Eating and drinking

If you’re looking for a pre or post theatre bite, you won’t be short on choices at Newcastle City Hall.

If you fancy a drink before the show or during the interval, head to the basement of the City Hall. The Concert Bar serves a great selection of drinks and snacks, including ice cream, perfect to keep you going during the performance.

And from the international cuisine of Istanbul Café and Zapatista Burrito Bar to traditional food at City Tavern, you’ll find plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants a short stroll away in Haymarket, Northumberland Street and Eldon Square.


Getting to Newcastle City Hall

Situated right in the beating heart of Newcastle, you’ll find it easy to get to the City Hall. Use The Metro and hop off at Haymarket. It’s less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Northumberland Street entrance to the City Hall.

By car
There are several NCP car parks close to the City Hall but the closest is on John Dobson Street, just around the corner.

By bus
With both Haymarket and Eldon Square bus stations a quick 5 minutes' stroll from the City Hall, you have a choice of bus routes.

By train
Whether you’ve come from Edinburgh or London, you have a short 15 minute walk from Central station to the City Hall.


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