The wider cultural offer in NewcastleGateshead
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' venues form part of a wide and varied cultural offer across Tyneside for local people and tourists, alike.
As an organisation, we work alongside nine other partners to promote Tyneside's cultural visitor attractions, known collectively as NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues (NGCV).
If you are planning a visit to NewcastleGateshead, the venues below will complement your trip to our museums and galleries perfectly. Please see the bottom of this page for more details on where to stay, eat and drink on Tyneside as well as a tip on how to get all the insider information about culture in the area.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
The North East’s internationally acclaimed centre for contemporary art, housed in an ex-industrial building on Gateshead Quays.
The National Dance Agency for the North East, raising the profile of dance for young people in partnership with key youth dance partners such as Youth Dance England and Public Health North East.
Life Science Centre
A landmark Millennium project, this science village houses research facilities as well as a visitor centre devoted to public engagement and education.
Wet House by Paddy Campbell. A Guardian Top 10 play of 2013. Photo © Keith Pattison
One of the leading new writing producers in the country, working with national and international co-producers. Its drama education programme is considered a national exemplar.
The North East’s major producing theatre, making and presenting a repertoire of new work and contemporary classics in collaboration with partners such as Robert Lepage, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Kneehigh.
An international hub for music performance, learning and participation. Housed in an iconic building, it leads various national programmes.
A new national home for children’s literature, bringing together original manuscripts and artwork. It involves young people, their families and educators in exploring creativity, literature and art.
Newcastle’s landmark receiving and touring theatre and the regional home for, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Opera North, The Dance Consortium and Rambert Dance.
The North East’s leading independent cinema. A resource for learning and development of moving image and new media and an important hub for the North East’s creative industries.
The Insider is a new invite list that brings you the best exhibitions, shows, events and a special offer or two. It might be a screening at Tyneside Cinema, a private view at BALTIC, a backstage tour at Live Theatre, Northern Stage or Dance City, a family day at Seven Stories or Discovery Museum, winter ice-skating at the Life Science Centre or a special event at Sage Gateshead.
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Family Explorers is a project that helps families in North East England enjoy a wider range of cultural experiences by:
- Recommending where to go in a twice-monthly e-newsletter and Facebook group so it’s easier to make choices
- Making it simpler to plan days out by providing all the practical information in one place
- Encouraging Family Explorers to share reviews of their visits so participants can see honest unbiased recommendations from families like them so feel more confident about trying somewhere new
Find out more at familyexplorers.co.uk
The NewcastleGateshead Initiative is the tourist body for the area, championing culture, heritage, sport, entertainment and leisure.
Visit www.newcastlegateshead.com and start planing your trip today.