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Events landing page Discover the 55-56° North events taking place across Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside in 2022.

2022 is going to be a BIG year for events in NewcastleGateshead!

Highlights include world-class rugby in October when the Rugby League World Cup roars into toon. Lindisfarne Gospels and Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival will shine a light on the North East's rich heritage and centuries-long relationship with art, culture, history and spirituality. A new story for the region will be woven in a series of outdoor, after-dark events during February and March, before culminating in a spectacular finale in Newcastle. While UK Pride will FINALLY brighten up summer in NewcastleGateshead with a celebration event in July.

Discover the 55-56° North events taking place in 2022.

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NewcastleGateshead is the place to be for unmissable events. Look no further for your up-to-date guide of what’s on in Newcastle, Gateshead and the North East from live music, festivals, world-class sporting events, showstopping theatre and comedy nights that will
keep you laughing for days.

Whether you’re looking for something to do tonight, this weekend or later in the year - plan your visit to the North East around what’s on at the many attractions and venues across the region. Gather your friends, families and loved ones and make memories, share new experiences and take part in a wide range of activities across NewcastleGateshead.

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Search our calendar of events in the North East and find your next night out with your friends to conquer cocktail making. Try your hand at a workshop to learn a new skill. Discover the deep-rooted heritage that runs through the region on a guided tour or explore the unexpected at unique events and activities. An ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events unfold throughout the year at the museums, art galleries and visitor attractions in NewcastleGateshead for children and adults alike.

As the seasons change, so do the events in NewcastleGateshead. From sunshine-fuelled summer festivals and outdoor theatre to festive workshops and open-air ice rinks - you can just keep on coming back!

Be that friend who is always in the know about the not-to-be-missed events in NewcastleGateshead that everyone will be talking about!

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Upcoming Events

100 Years of Collecting

May 17th 2022 to July 15th 2022

Unusually, when the Laing Art Gallery...

Exhibition
100 Years of Collecting

Diversity

May 17th 2022 to May 18th 2022

Spurred on by the group’s motto...

Diversity

Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond...

May 17th 2022

Over 50 years since his first...

Live Music
Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Story

Some Mothers Do'Ave'Em

May 19th 2022 to May 21st 2022

Based on the TV series by...

Comedy
Some mothers do have em
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Other Events

Billionaire Boy

May 19th to May 22nd

Family
Billionaire Boy

Curious Crawlers (for crawling babies)

May 20th

Family
Curious Crawlers (for crawling babies)

Hotspot Friday's

May 20th to December 30th

Foodie
Hotspot Friday's

The Princess Bride (1987) at Newcastle...

May 20th

The Princess Bride (1987) at Newcastle Castle

Fridays At The Lofts: Sidney Charles,...

May 20th

Live Music
Fridays At The Lofts: Sidney Charles, Alisha

Bliss w/ Melvo Baptiste (Glitterbox),...

May 21st

Live Music
Bliss w/ Melvo Baptiste (Glitterbox), Norman Jay MBE

English Concert: Handel's Serse

May 25th

Live Music
English Concert: Handel's Serse

Dylan Moran: We Got This

May 25th

Comedy
Dylan Moran: We Got This

Tour de Moon 2022

May 27th to May 30th

Festival
Tour de Moon

Bram Stoker's Dracula

May 27th

Bram Stoker's Dracula

May Half Term, Platinum Jubilee...

May 28th to June 5th

Heritage
May Half Term, Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Beamish Museum

Church Of The Cosmic Skull

May 28th

Live Music
Church Of The Cosmic Skull

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