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Art and Culture Grey Street Grainger Town SECONDARY 1 Grey Street, Newcastle

If you’re looking for art and culture, then Newcastle and Gateshead should be at the top of your list for a city break. 

Explore the city's diverse range of cultural activities from free museums and art galleries to a lively music scene and showstopping theatre experiences.

You will not be short of things to do in Newcastle and Gateshead – a region oozing with art, culture and heritage. 

Art and culture Sage Gateshead SECONDARY Sage Gateshead

Every trip should include ticking off the must-see cultural hotspots and attractions. Stroll along Grey Street to admire the famous architecture, sit at the feet of the Angel of the North or gaze up at the spire of Newcastle Cathedral. The beauty of Newcastle is its compact city centre which means that you can eat, sleep and experience a wealth of cultural activities without having to travel far.

Take in the striking sweep of Sage Gateshead which cuts an imposing figure overlooking the Quayside. Pop into the music venue for lunch in their café while you choose from a packed programme of live performance which take place throughout the year.

Art and culture BALTIC art gallery SECONDARY hannah lambert BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quayside

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is also on the Gateshead banks of the River Tyne and is a free art gallery with a rolling programme of exhibitions and events for all ages. Located inside a re-purposed flour mill, BALTIC is also a great place for a cuppa at their onsite café. Visitors can take the glass lift to BALTIC’s viewing platform for a great vantage point across NewcastleGateshead ideal for your Instagram photos!

Enjoy pre-show dining at Mckenna’s at Northern Stage or seasonal exhibitions at The Biscuit Factory where art becomes something you can take home. Theatre, performance and comedy take place all year round at award-winning venues in NewcastleGateshead showcasing original productions, award-winning West End blockbusters and RSC must-sees. 

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