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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 Clear White Light at Live Theatre to your Itinerary

    Clear White Light at Live Theatre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    19 Sept 2019to12 Oct 2019

    Back after a sell-out run, Clear White Light is a Live Theatre Production on show in September and October 2019.

    Written by Paul Sirett. With the songs of Alan Hull of Lindisfarne Directed by Joe Douglas. Musical Direction by Ray Laidlaw &...

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  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 City Tour - St. Thomas to St. Thomas to your Itinerary

    City Tour - St. Thomas to St. Thomas

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    14 July 2019to14 July 2019

    From the site of the Chapel of St. Thomas on the medieval bridge to its early Victorian replacement at Barras Bridge, this walk visits several sites of religious significance.  

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    Price £3.00 to £5.00 Per Ticket Type
  5. Add World Transplant Games 2019 NewcastleGateshead to your Itinerary

    World Transplant Games 2019 NewcastleGateshead

    Gateshead

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019to24 Aug 2019

    In the summer of 2019, more than 2,400 participants from over 60 countries, aged from 4 - 80+, will arrive in NewcastleGateshead for the World Transplant Games. Get ready to celebrate an inspiring week of sport in the North East from Saturday 17 - ...

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  6. Add Tipsy Tea at Colonel Porters to your Itinerary

    Tipsy Tea at Colonel Porters

    Quayside Newcastle

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    Colonel Porter's is turning its attention to another British tradition – afternoon tea -  with its newly launched Tipsy Teas.

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  7. 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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  8. Add KISS End of the Road World Tour at Utilita  Arena to your Itinerary

    KISS End of the Road World Tour at Utilita Arena

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    14 July 2019to14 July 2019

    After an epic and well documented 45-year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced that they will launch their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named END OF THE ROAD. Tickets go on sale on Friday 2nd November at 10am...

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  9. Add Maps Festival: PlayShapes at BALTIC to your Itinerary

    Maps Festival: PlayShapes at BALTIC

    Gateshead

    Dates

    From:
    20 July 2019to25 July 2019

    Are you and your kids bored of soft play centres and identikit playgrounds? Looking for something creative where you can do your own thing? Then come and try PlayShapes at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead as part of the MAPS Festival...

    Price

    Price £3.50 Per Ticket Type
  10. Add City Tour - Within the Walls to your Itinerary

    City Tour - Within the Walls

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2019to23 Oct 2019

    A perambulation around today’s Newcastle to trace the town within the walls from the 1300s.  We will discover the extent of walled Newcastle locating the churches, monasteries, markets, civic administration, walls, steps, streams and fairs.

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