BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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Telephone: +44 0191 478 1810


We're Good to Go

The measures we have put in place:

  • Pre-booked tickets are essential. Tickets will still be FREE but must be booked online to help manage the number of people visiting at any one time.
  • The entrance to BALTIC will now be via the door on the river side. The route will be clearly marked from Baltic Square and the car park, please follow signs to this new entrance.
  • There will be a designated route around the building. There will be markings on the floor showing this route.
  • To begin, only the Ground Floor gallery will be open where you can visit the Abel Rodríguez exhibition.
  • BALTIC Shop will be open. Contactless/card payments are preferred.
  • BALTIC Kitchen will be open, offering a takeaway service and dine-in spaces with table service. Contactless/card payments only, no cash accepted.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Book up to a maximum of 6 tickets, for yourself and those in your household or bubble.
  • For anyone unable to book online, call 07711 392448 to organise your tickets.
  • A limited number of tickets will be available on the day for those visitors who have not booked in advance. For any visitors who arrive at BALTIC without a ticket you are likely to have to queue until numbers are safe for you to enter.
  • Please only arrive at BALTIC just before your allocated time slot.
  • Please follow the designated one-way route around BALTIC, respect social distancing and make use of the hand sanitiser available around the building.
  • It is now mandatory to wear a face covering when you visit BALTIC.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on Gateshead Quayside is closed in line with Government guidelines.

With a history that stretches back much further than its 2002 opening, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world. Housed in a historic, renovated flour mill on the Gateshead bank of the River Tyne, BALTIC present a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art, with an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions and activities designed to give a unique and compelling insight into contemporary artistic practice.

BALTIC's year-round programme ranges from blockbuster exhibitions to innovative new work and projects created by artists working within the local community. Visitors can experience innovative and provocative new art, relax, have fun, learn and discover fresh ideas before relaxing with a coffee in their onside cafe which overlooks the magnificent Quayside.

Don't forget to check their website or ask at an info point when you arrive for information about events and activities taking place like Preview Parties, Family Tours, Toddler Tuesdays, Exhibition Explorer Packs for kids and all sorts of themed events for art fans.

All four of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art spaces are accessible and the centre also offers walking stick stools, mobility scooters, large print information, subtitles on selected BALTIC films and sensory equipment. Assistance dogs are also more than welcome.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Open seven days a week, 10:30 - 18:00

Last entry at 17.00

Telephone: +44 0191 478 1810



Events at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC Connect

1 Jan 2021 to 31 Mar 2021


BALTIC : For All I Care Podcast

1 Jan 2021 to 31 Mar 2021


Pakui Hardware

6 Jan 2021 to 18 Apr 2021


BALTIC Open Submission

6 Jan 2021 to 6 Jun 2021


Ad Minoliti

1 Apr 2021 to 13 Mar 2022


Sutapa Biswas: Lumen

8 May 2021 to 31 Oct 2021


Phyllis Christopher: Contacts

8 May 2021 to 31 Oct 2021


Albert Potrony: EQUAL PLAY

26 Jun 2021 to 5 Jun 2022


Kittiwakes and Doughnuts Safari with...

26 Jun 2021 to 11 Jul 2021


BALTIC Artists' Award 2021

20 Nov 2021 to 24 Apr 2022


Mounira Al Solh

20 Nov 2021 to 24 Apr 2022


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