A best UK city for live music, clubs, bars, theatre and cinema, Newcastle nightlife is one of the city's top tourist attractions. Synonymous with partying and a favourite for Stag & Hen nights, Newcastle contains some of the best dance clubs in the country and live music venues catering for all tastes from the O2 Academy showcasing big pop names, legends and best up and coming bands to intimate venues like the Black Swan Cellar Bar at the Newcastle Arts Centre offering a mixed programme of rock, jazz and classical. Checkout the Quayside Cumberland Arms for great folk nights!
Catch the biggest names in rock and pop at the mammoth Metro Radio Arena or soak up the atmosphere in great live music pubs like The Head of Steam in 'the station area'. Traditional pubs are plentiful around the city centre if you want somewhere to have a pint of the local ale. For a lively nightlife scene head down to Bigg Market's bars, or for an upmarket relaxed setting, take your pick of chic Quayside bars on the waterfront, a selection of which host regular live music.
The 'station area' offers a great choice of bars with the 'Diamond Strip' area renowned for its stylish venues. Around the Centre for Life you'll find the 'Pink Triangle' - Newcastle's thriving gay scene. If you like your bar scene chilled and stylish, you'll find a great selection of chic bars around Jesmond to the north of the city centre.
For theatre, festival and film fans, Newcastle's arts nightlife scene will astound. With a huge choice of theatres, including the RSC's regional hub at the beautiful Edwardian Theatre Royal, Newcastle is a top UK city for theatre breaks. Enjoy a packed programme of mainstream and world cinema at art deco cinema gem The Tyneside Cinema or experience an evening's entertainment in one of our best acoustic concert halls, the spectacular Norman Foster designed Sage on the Gateshead Quayside.
Catch best contemporary dance performances at Newcastle's acclaimed Dance City! Whatever your preference, be it an all night party, an arts rich evening or best live music - Newcastle caters for them all. Find places to stay in Newcastle and book!