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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 Christmas Crackers at Live Theatre to your Itinerary

    Christmas Crackers at Live Theatre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    13 Dec 2018to22 Dec 2018

    A city at Christmas. A time of happiness and joy. But look a little closer behind the advent calendar door and there is a world of festive stories untold. This December, Live Theatre's Associate Artists take us on a journey through all things...

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    Price £6.00 to £10.00 Per Ticket Type
  2. Add George Ezra Live at Metro Radio Arena to your Itinerary

    George Ezra Live at Metro Radio Arena

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    7 Mar 2019to7 Mar 2019

    George Ezra performs live for his first ever headline arena tour and his first show is at Metro Radio Arena Newcastle on Thursday 7 March 2019!

    The announcement comes fresh from George headlining Boardmasters Festival and ahead of his long...

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    Price £32.15 Per Ticket Type
  3. Add Courteeners at Metro Radio Arena to your Itinerary

    Courteeners at Metro Radio Arena

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2018to21 Dec 2018

    Courteeners have announced details of a major UK tour this winter including at stop at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on Friday 23 November 2018. Following the band’s penultimate slots on the main stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals and...

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    Price £29.35 Per Ticket Type
  4. Add Midnight New Year's Eve Fireworks | Quayside to your Itinerary

    Midnight New Year's Eve Fireworks | Quayside

    Quayside Newcastle

    Dates

    From:
    31 Dec 2018to1 Jan 2019

    NewcastleGateshead Initiative in partnership with NE1 are delighted to announce the return of the New Year’s Eve Midnight Fireworks on the Quayside. Welcome in 2019 with a bang as the fireworks light up the Tyne, the river's seven bridges and the...

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  5. Add Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective at BALTIC to your Itinerary

    Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective at BALTIC

    Gateshead

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2018to27 Jan 2019

    In Autumn 2018, BALTIC will stage Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective, the first comprehensive survey of the artist's work, spanning more than 60 years. The exhibition, staged across BALTIC's Level 3 and Level 2 galleries, presents a body of work that...

    Price

    Free
  6. Add New Year's Day in Vienna at Sage Gateshead to your Itinerary

    New Year's Day in Vienna at Sage Gateshead

    Gateshead

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to1 Jan 2019

    Whirl your way into the New Year with waltzes and polkas from Royal Northern Sinfonia. Join Sage Gateshead on New Year’s Day to celebrate the traditional Viennese way.

    Price

    Price £16.50 Per person per day
  7. Add Santa's Enchanted Musical Forest at Sage Gateshead to your Itinerary

    Santa's Enchanted Musical Forest at Sage Gateshead

    Gateshead

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2018to23 Dec 2018

    A magical winter forest has appeared inside Sage Gateshead but who is it that’s living here? Enter the forest and join in the festivities around the campfire with their Early Years Christmas folk band before receiving a special present from Santa...

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  8. Add Jason Manford: Muddle Class to your Itinerary

    Jason Manford: Muddle Class

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    19 Dec 2018to19 Dec 2018

    He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. 'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material...

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    Price

    Price £30.20 Per person per day
  9. Add New Year's Day in Vienna at Sage Gateshead to your Itinerary

    New Year's Day in Vienna at Sage Gateshead

    Gateshead

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to1 Jan 2019

    Whirl your way into the New Year with waltzes and polkas from Royal Northern Sinfonia. Join Sage Gateshead on New Year’s Day to celebrate the traditional Viennese way.

    Price

    Price £16.50 Per person per day
  10. Add Newcastle Guildhall Tour Sunday 10th February 2019 to your Itinerary

    Newcastle Guildhall Tour Sunday 10th February 2019

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2019to10 Feb 2019

    Join Newcastle City Guides on an informative tour of this historic Grade I listed building on Newcastle’s Quayside. This tour offers guests a rare opportunity to see the Mayor’s Parlour, the original courtroom and the Merchant Venturers’ Hall.

    Price

    Price £5.00 Per Ticket Type

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