Newcastle Arts Centre
Newcastle Arts Centre is in the heart of Newcastle, a short walk from the Central Railway Station and Metro and is well known for ‘details’ art materials store, its Gallery and Black Swan venue.
Opened in 1988 by Prince Charles and built on the site of a Roman Mile Castle the Arts Centre provides space for cultural industries such as Watkinson Glass, Dave Fry Ceramics, Sumo Design, Generator music development agency, Savage Guitar Studio and Skimstone artistic media community.
The gallery at the Arts Centre presents new exhibitions featuring both historic and contemporary work with a regional connection.
Newcastle Arts Centre has a central high street location only 100 metres from Newcastle Central Station and Metro. This popular and versatile group of historic buildings have been skillfully restored to provide a fully licensed theatre and exhibition facilities. The Centre can cope with up to 2,000 visitors per day and provide meeting space for as few as 20 up to a maximum of 200 people. Good acoustics and flexible lighting support good technical facilities in the Black Swan Venue, which has a fine cellar bar, buffet catering and a programme of Salsa and cabaret evenings. Newcastle Arts Centre reopened on January 6th 2000 after an extensive upgrade which includes a full time Gallery and the region's best art materials store. The Black Swan is available for hire as a venue for conferences, workshops , performance and private functions.