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Ne193 NE1 Summer in the City

Attend unmissable, free events, all year round

Come rain or shine, there are always free events taking place in NewcastleGateshead. During summer, NE1’s Summer in the City’s action-packed calendar of free events take centre stage from July – September. From daily open-aired cinema screenings to yoga classes overlooking the picturesque Quayside, there’s a free event for everyone.

Fill your calendar during the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ with free events guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit, including Fenwick’s Christmas window reveal or bring in the New Year with the spectacular (and free!) Lasers of Light, illuminating the Quayside.

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Immerse yourself in culturally enriching free events

Many of NewcastleGateshead’s incredible museums and attractions offer free events and exhibitions, allowing you to immerse yourself in history, culture and art without spending a penny.

Visit The Great North Museum to be greeted by a full-size T-Rex skeleton and enjoy a variety of free events throughout the year. Looking for free events for the family? BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, The Common Room and many other attractions provide free events for children during school holidays. Taking place annually, Heritage Open Open Days are a celebration of England's architecture and culture that provide free access to some of NewcastleGateshead’s historical landmarks through a weekend long events programme.

Discover a full list of free events happening in NewcastleGateshead below and start planning a free and fun day out today.

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March 30th to September 1st

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April 13th to July 14th

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Cathy Duncan Exhibition

May 24th to June 30th

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Enigma & the North East

May 24th to July 19th

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Spirit of Invention

May 24th to June 23rd

Exhibition
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May 24th to July 19th

Exhibition
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Mushroom Sculpt | Threads in the Ground

May 24th to June 23rd

Entertainment
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North East Heroes

May 24th to June 16th

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North East Heroes

Abdullah Qureshi: We Were Never Meant...

May 24th to June 15th

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Endless Forms, Most Beautiful

May 24th to July 13th

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Kirsty Adams | Ceramics Showcase

May 25th to June 15th

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ParkPlay

May 25th to December 21st

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