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Events on the Quayside

The Quayside is undoubtedly one of the best places to experience nightlife in Newcastle and Gateshead, so it's no surprise there are a number of exciting events that take place on the Quayside throughout the year.

This summer - the Quayside will play host to spectacular elements of Great Exhibition of the North; an 80-day, family-friendly programme packed with art, design and innovation. Experience the sounds of the River Tyne as imagined by Opera North's Aeons sound installation. Watch as a spectacular Get North Water Sculpture performs on the hour and visit new exhibitions and concerts taking place at two of the major hub venues, Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Perhaps one of the best events to check out on your visit to NewcastleGateshead is the weekly Quayside Market, which takes place on a Sunday and involves vendors from across the North East selling everything from gifts, books and clothing to homemade sweets, cakes and street food.

Another one of the reasons you'll find yourself on the Quayside is if you're watching or partaking in the iconic Great North Run, held annually each September. While the starting line begins near the Town Moor, the pinnacle of this half marathon is the moment when the runners begin to pass over the Tyne Bridge with the Red Arrows flying above. This iconic scene has played out every year since 1981 and crowds regularly gather all along the Quayside to see thousands of runners excitedly cross the bridge each September.

New Year is also a key time to visit the Quayside, thanks to the stunning organised firework displays at Midnight on December 31st to welcome in the New Year. There's nothing quite like seeing Sage Gateshead, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the Tyne Bridge illuminated with shimmering, colourful explosions and the atmosphere is always electric, making a perfect event to bring the whole family to.

There's also a number of other exciting events on the Quayside which serve as 'hidden gems' waiting to be uncovered. From eclectic performances at Sage Gateshead to frequently changing exhibitions at BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art, there's always something fun going on in the area. Keep an eye out for some of the special events hosted at Baltic Square or make sure you swing by when the Tall Ships are in town to catch a glimpse of these stunning vessels when they sail to our shores each year in July.

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  1. Add Shine at Live Theatre to your Itinerary

    Shine at Live Theatre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2019to11 May 2019

    Meet Princess. A cheeky 10 year old, with a plan to win the Weston-super-Mare Beauty Contest. Trouble is, her mum is busy working several jobs, her brother, a budding photographer, won’t even take her picture and then – The Hustler returns.

  2. Add The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil at Live Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil at Live Theatre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    12 June 2019to22 June 2019

    From the highland clearances to the oil boom, this is the universal tale of how the greed of a few blights the lives of the many. 

    Add a generous dose of Scottish rebellion and irreverence. Throw in some live music and a riotous ceilidh -...

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  3. Add City Tour - Railways and Riverside to your Itinerary

    City Tour - Railways and Riverside

    Gateshead

    Dates

    From:
    17 July 2019to17 July 2019

    Discover how early railways, industries and bridges have now been joined by modern art and find out just what the Sage Gateshead’s car park was originally used for!

    Price

    Price £3.00 to £5.00 Per Ticket Type
  4. Add Westlife: The Twenty Tour at Utilita Arena to your Itinerary

    Westlife: The Twenty Tour at Utilita Arena

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    31 May 2019to31 May 2019
    From:
    1 June 2019to1 June 2019

    The UK's top selling album group of the 21st century, Westlife, will be touring the UK and Ireland for the first time in seven years! Celebrate their 20th Anniversary at Utilita Arena Newcastle on Friday 31 May 2019.

    The shows will see the...

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  5. Add City Tour - In Sickness and in Health to your Itinerary

    City Tour - In Sickness and in Health

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    24 Apr 2019to24 Apr 2019

    Old hospitals for the poor, the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Doctor Gibb, “Dirty Dick’s” and Lucozade are just some of the medical topics you will hear about on this fascinating tour.

    Price

    Price £3.00 to £5.00 Per Ticket Type
  6. Add Olly Murs with special guests Rak-Su to your Itinerary

    Olly Murs with special guests Rak-Su

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    20 May 2019to20 May 2019

    Following the release of his swaggering new single ‘Moves’ featuring Snoop Dogg, Olly Murs returns with his dazzling new album ‘You Know I Know’, out November 9th on RCA Records.

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    Price £33.12 Per Ticket Type
  7. Add Harvey & Brockless Presents: The Cheese & Wine Dinner at Hotel du Vin to your Itinerary

    Harvey & Brockless Presents: The Cheese & Wine Dinner at Hotel du Vin

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2019to2 May 2019

    Hotel Du Vin have teamed up with supplier Harvey & Brockless for a dinner with a twist – every course is cheese related. Just don’t go to bed too early.

    The Ouseburn-based hotel are teaming up with artisan fine food specialist Harvey &...

    Price

    Price £69.00 Per person per day
  8. Add Soul & Motown at Jurys Inn Newcastle Gateshead Quays to your Itinerary

    Soul & Motown at Jurys Inn Newcastle Gateshead Quays

    Gateshead

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2019to17 May 2019

    Development of 200 bed hotel

  9. Add Marvel Universe Live at Utilita Arena to your Itinerary

    Marvel Universe Live at Utilita Arena

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    21 Nov 2019to24 Nov 2019

    Marvel Universe LIVE! makes its Newcastle debut with an all-new storyline and never before seen characters in one epic battle of good versus evil. ​​

    Super Heroes and villains from the Marvel films and comic books are set to thrill Newcastle...

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    Price £24.00 Per Ticket Type
  10. Add Little Mix The LM5 Tour at Utilita Arena to your Itinerary

    Little Mix The LM5 Tour at Utilita Arena

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2019to26 Oct 2019

    Pop superstars Little Mix will be coming back to perform at Newcastle's Utilita Arena as part of their 'The LM5 Tour', a massive UK and Ireland Arena Tour for 2019. Don't miss them in the Toon on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October 2019.

    Little...

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