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Address: Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SF, England
Phone Number:
+44 191 261 2606
10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:15
Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Before the Metro Arena this was the largest city venue to see live bands and you name them and they've been

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 826 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Before the Metro Arena this was the largest city venue to see live bands and you name them and they've been

Thank thefooddood
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old established venue is still the best for character and atmosphere. I've been coming here for many years and still love the old place. Over the years I've seen everyone from the Rolling Stones to the Northern Symphony Orchestra. The ticket office is now closed and tickets are obtainable from the Theatre Royal box office.

Thank dcarr50
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place to watch band play, and have a concert for a large group of people . I went to attend an event that was organised by my religion organisation. It was wonderful to see a nice place like that in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne

Thank princeiseoluwa
Penrith, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were brilliant after being an idiot and losing my keys, especially the guy who offered to drive us home to Penrith, and the lovely lady bouncer who let us stay inside and keep warm until my spare key was delivered at 1230am! Excellent gig and venue too.

Thank ChrisSwift
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous night watching Mama mia the show was brilliant and the theatre is beautiful a great night out

Thank Tracy C
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The city hall is a great venue to see a live band. The atmosphere is great, small and intimate and the sound just seems so much better than some of the larger venues in the city. Access in and out is fairly easy, and the staff are generally quite friendly (although very busy)

Thank JonnyM_1966
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,244 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The old lady needs some money spent on her but not long ago there was a risk the Council would close her so at least she survived. Roughly a 2000 seater venue so going to give you a more intimate gig than the Arena. Tonight, for my wife, it was Rick Astley. 3 rows from the front and right in... More 

Thank sleep007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Went to rick astley concert which was enjoyable but city hall facilities are dirty and the staff appeared disinterested when alerted. Concert finished at 10.20 and ladies toilets were locked down, we were advised to go to mens! Really! I spent well over £100 for that experience what a disgrace, never again!

Thank Cantwaitformynexthol
North East England
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137 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This must be the best music venue in the north east. Been coming here for 25+ years to see various bands. Good acoustics, decent bar downstairs (but gets busy) More bands should play here !!

Thank Motherland
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

had a great night,good place to go for any entertainment from bands to comedians. really grand looking building.

Thank michael j

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