Culture Lab is a unique research infrastructure providing an environment for academics and practitioners working beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.
We promote socially and economically valuable synergies with artists, creative industries, and cultural and scientific institutions, and the development of innovative research with digital tools. Set in the Grade II Listed Grand Assembly Rooms on Kings Walk, Culture Lab houses magnificently refurbished open-plan research spaces, a performance space and dedicated electronics, workshop, multimedia and sound spaces. Culture Lab was the first building to be completed in the University led Cultural Quarter, a bold new vision developed with a wide-ranging partnership of local bodies. The Cultural Quarter is transforming the space between the City and the University into an exciting and vibrant area of cultural and social activity. Our neighbours in the Cultural Quarter include: the Great North Museum, the refurbished Northern Stage theatre, and the Northern Writers Centre.