Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE4 7NA Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom NE4 7 0844 493 6666
The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle is the largest concert and exhibition venue in the North East of England and is capable of supporting the very best in entertainment.
From our superb 40,000sq metre site we can support concerts with over 11,000 seats and host everything from weddings to Lady Gaga!
Metro Radio Arena is a sports and entertainment arena in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England, United Kingdom. Owned and operated by the SMG Europe and sponsored by Metro Radio, it hosts music, entertainment, sports & business events. Having also had various professional basketball and ice hockey teams as tenants for much of its history, since 2009 it has had no ice hockey team after the departure of the Newcastle Vipers to the Whitley Bay Ice Rink, and no basketball team since the departure of the Newcastle Eagles to Northumbria University's Sport Central arena in 2010.HistoryTwo well known local musicians conceived and helped build the arena, Chas Chandler and his business partner Nigel Stanger, together with invaluable help from local Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance partner John Wall. The NYSE listed Ogden Corporation was awarded a 20-year contract in February 1995 to design the arena, and once completed, to manage the facility including booking and promotion. According to Ogden, the arena clearly filled a market opportunity for touring acts who had otherwise bypassed the area, with the next nearest local venue being the 2,000 seat Newcastle City Hall, and the only other medium-sized venues being as far away as Sheffield to the south or Glasgow to the north. Acts that did visit the region often had to make use of the 3,200 seat Whitley Bay Ice Rink.
Sitting high above the River Tyne close to The Sage Gateshead, the centre opened on the 16th December 2008 following a £1.2m transformation, funded by Gateshead Council, the European Regional Development fund and the heritage lottery fund.
The interior of the Grade 1-listed church has been completely stripped out to return it as far as possible to its former state, and is open to the public with a programme of exhibitions and activities including a family history section focusing on the church and the nearby area.
St. Mary's Heritage Centre welcomes visitors to learn the history of Gateshead, and provides a spectacular venue for events, family history research and educational activities.
Originally a power station to generate electricity for the tram network in Newcastle and Gateshead, the CastleGate holds a unique place in the rich history of the city. After extensive refurbishment, it is now an iconic venue for exhibitions, conferences, meetings and training.
Feel the need to let your inner pop star out? Try the pop music experience and get the VIP treatment in our professional music recording studio!
We are giving you the chance to feel like a real pop star for the day, sing like your favourite idols and be treated like a pop music sensation! Perfect for wannabe divas and crooners as well a perfect and unique gift for friends and family.
Work with top audio engineers and producers in a state-of-the-art recording studio in the heart of Newcastle, to create your own unforgettable music experience – and as if that wasn’t enough, you get to take your mixed and mastered track away with you on a CD, complete with a fabulous cover-shot of your choice!
Newcastle City Hall is a concert hall located in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It has hosted many popular music and classical artists throughout the years, as well as standup and comedy acts. Opened in 1927, the City Hall was built as a part of a development which also included the adjacent City Pool. It has since become a venue for orchestras, rock and pop bands, and comedy acts, as well as for celebrity recitals, talks and civic functions.OrganIn 1928, to create the city's first dedicated concert venue, a Harrison and Harrison organ was built. A concert instrument, as opposed to a cathedral specification, it has been used for choral and orchestral concerts as well as organ recitals. It has 4,274 pipes, with a number of unique stops and has been described as "A Rolls-Royce" of organs.The organ is currently in a poor state of repair, although as a result of its neglect, the instrument is probably the last and largest example of a Harrison tubular-pneumatic action (most other large organs were converted to electro-pneumatic action after World War II). The organ is also unusual in that it is unaltered, as most comparable organs have been modified, added-to or revoiced.The British Institute of Organ Studies awarded it a Grade 1 Historic Organ Certificate in 2003, and it is classified as part of the hall's Grade II status.Closure threatIn November 2012, Newcastle City Council announced that, as part of a wider cost-cutting process, the future of the City Hall and the adjacent City Pool is under review, with a number of options being considered including closure or handing over the venue to an external operator. Council leader Nick Forbes pre-empted the outcome of the consulations process by stating that the City Hall has "No long-term future". In response, a 13,000 name petition against closure was presented to Newcastle City Council on 31 January 2013 by members of the Facebook 'North East Music History Group'. The City Pool has since closed, although the City Hall remains open.
Situated within the £8 million newly refurbished Newcastle University Students' Union; Mens Bar is home to fantastic drinks offers, a great range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, food and we even house a Starbucks!
Open daily, Mens Bar is the perfect student bar, with Sky Sports live on our giant screens, a Quiz Night every Thursday, and we even have our very own Beer, brewed specially for us!
Every Thursday lunchtime we house the Coffee House Sessions, where up and coming national artists play an acoustic set live and free every week at 12.30pm, with 20% off all coffee between 12-2.
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AS YOU LIKE IT...
As You Like It is one of the most striking venues in the country. Set over four sprawling floors, As You Like It boasts four stunning bars, an elegant garden terrace, Jesmond's most beautiful restaurant, the city's best bar menu, the '"Supper Club'' (open 'til 2am every Friday & Saturday with live music), and ''Frangipani'', our extraordinary chintz-free function room.
- Weekday happy hour. 5-7pm Monday-Friday. Main meals from the bar menu come 2-4-1!
- "The Supper Club" every Friday and Saturday evening from 10pm- 2am.
Live music with anything from live blues, soul, swing or jazz. A proper, grown-up night out!
- ''Funky Sundays'' every Sunday from 8pm. Live acts and DJs perform a mix of Funky 45s, Psychedelia and Classic Soul.
- Kids Club every Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 4pm. Get your tots out and have a brilliant day, where they can enjoy face painting, making their own desserts, and ordering from the very special kids menu!
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