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The Plotters’ Forest Enchanted Christmas Trail – Raby Castle, Darlington

Raby Castle Staindrop, Darlington

As the sun sets and the stars emerge in the night sky, take your first steps on a journey through The Plotters’ Forest and watch in awe as one of the most enchanted Christmas light trails comes to life under the blanket of darkness, every corner illuminated with a warm and inviting glow. Let twinkling […]

£15.00

Curious Takeover – Gosforth Civic Theatre

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

Experience Gosforth Civic Theatre in all the colours of the rainbow at their Curious Takeover, presented by Curious Arts. Join the gang for fun-packed creative activities for all the family, including colourful arts and crafts, live performances, storytimes, express yourself and dress-up workshops. 

£5.92

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

50 Cent – Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Utilita Arena Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Emmy and Grammy award-winning multi hyphenate, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has embarked upon The Final Lap Tour – a global tour in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of his game-changing debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ – and will be heading to Newcastle this November. The Final Lap Tour will feature the rap icon performing dozens of fan-favorite […]

£108.15

The Belgrave House Band: David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – Maltings, Berwick

The Maltings Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom

The Belgrave House Band returns to the Maltings to perform their interpretation of David Bowie’s seminal album, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.  This time featuring special guest, Leeds/London’s finest Art Rock God, ‘Joshua Zero’ up front as lead singer. They’ll be backed up by the ever-astounding selection of exuberant, dynamic and highly skilled […]

£18.00

Paper Star Making Workshop – The Flower Folk

The Flower Folk 20 Brentwood Avenue, West Jesmond

The Flower Folk don’t only encourage us to get creative with floral arrangements – in this workshop, we’ll also be able to get our craft on as their experts talk us through how to make attractive paper star decorations that are perfect for Christmas. Using beautiful paper, Vicki will teach you the art of paper […]

£15.00

Calendar Girls: The Musical – Darlington Hippodrome

Darlington Hippodrome Parkgate, Darlington, United Kingdom

Bill Kenwright brings a brand-new production to Darlington, featuring a re-imagined book and new music. The Calendar Girls are back – this time with more laughter, more songs and even more iced buns! Following the death of a much-loved husband, a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute are prompted to do […]

£18.50

AGLOW – Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Auckland Castle Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, United Kingdom

AGLOW promises to be one of the most spectacular Christmas light trails in the North East, with 17 illuminations and some of the largest light installations in the country bringing the night sky to life above the historic Auckland Castle.

£19.50

Northern Lights – Leazes Park, Newcastle

Leazes Park Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Northern Lights is a BRAND NEW light trail set in the heart of the city at Leazes Park. With immersive visuals and jaw-dropping illuminations, this after-dark experience will light up Newcastle like never before. Be inspired by original audio compositions, dynamic choreography and intelligent design, across a mile-long walk through stunning parkland. Immerse yourself in […]

£19.00

Grinchmas – Rainton Arena, Houghton-le-Spring

Rainton Arena Mercantile Road, Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, United Kingdom

The Grinch has stolen Christmas and it’s up to you to stop him. The Grinch is the meanest creature you’ll ever meet. He hates Christmas and the whole festive season. But when he hatches a dastardly plot to steal Christmas, he’s in for a big surprise! Join Cindy Lou on a magical adventure through Whoville […]

£6.00

The Importance of Being Earnest – Gosforth Civic Theatre

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

Gosforth Musical Society presents The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde's classic play takes on a new life as a musical production, with inventive use of favourite songs from Gilbert & Sullivan and Monckton, from the home-grown acting and singing talents of Gosforth Musical Society.  

£15.00

The Orielles – Pop Recs, Sunderland

Pop Recs 172 – 175 High Street West, Sunniside, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Since forming in Halifax over a decade ago, The Orielles have journeyed from lo-fi DIY indie origins to inspired avant-pop. With new album Tableau, they created an experimental double album self-produced in collaboration with producer Joel Anthony Patchett. In doing so, the Orielles have utilised holistic jazz practices, oblique 21st century electronica, and experimental 1960s […]

£16.50

Adventure Valley’s Winter Wonderland – County Durham

Adventure Valley Union Hall Farm, Durham, United Kingdom

Winter Wonderland is back for 2023 at Adventure Valley and it promises to be their most magical event yet... Ride the Winter Valley Express Visit Claus’s Candy sweet shop Make a bag of reindeer food to sprinkle for Rudolph and his gang on Christmas Eve BRAND NEW Christmas show Decorate a festive Gingerbread Biscuit with […]

£15.95

Santa’s Grotto at Tweddle Farm – Hartlepool

Tweddle Farm Filipoke Lane, Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Experience all the fun of the farm at Christmastime – including animal petting sessions and tractor rides – as well as story time with Mrs Claus, funfair rides, a sit-downs with Santa, face painting, and a golden ticket to visit the toy shop.  

£8.95

Santa’s Enchanted Elf Journey – Whitehouse Farm Centre, Northumberland

Whitehouse Farm Centre Morpeth, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Become an elf-in-training at Whitehouse Farm, as you journey to the Enchanted Forest (by tractor) to meet Santa, his elves and his (real) reindeer and complete a fairy fortune quest. Enjoy loads more festive activities throughout the day, too. Visit the cuddle factory to make your own animal character teddy, help Tinkerbell, Periwinkle and Bowser the […]

£18.50

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Dogs & Dough – Twenty Twenty

Twenty Twenty 5 Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Bring your furry friend along to Twenty Twenty's much-loved doggy meet-up, where pooches and humans alike can socialise in a relaxed environment. Hosted by Twenty Twenty's much-loved mascot, Theo the Labradoodle, you can expect puppuccinos, free dog treats, dog beer and plenty of photo opportunities. For the humans, there will also be delicious 2-4-1 pizza […]

Free

Freedom Creative Youth Platform – Gosforth Civic Theatre

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

Gosforth Civic Theatre are thrilled to showcase their first schools celebration. Their wonderful delivery team have been working with six schools this term as part of their 'Freedom Creative package'.​ GCT was founded by Liberdade Community Development Trust. Liberdade means freedom. Freedom to access high quality arts, Freedom to build and inclusive community. And the […]

£6.98

Sister Act – Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated, brand new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical, Sister Act, direct from London. All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast, including Hairspray favourite Lizzie Bea and West End star Landi Oshinowo as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run. Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. […]

£13.00

Jarrod Dickenson – Gosforth Civic Theatre

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

If Jarrod Dickenson's third studio album, Big Talk, sounds like a mighty roar of defiance, that's not a design choice or a marketing decision. The big Texan is settling scores all over town. So, what happened in the years since the release of Dickenson's soulful sophomore long-player, Ready the Horses, to have turned this honey-voiced […]

£18.60

Nightfall 2023 – Stewart Park, Middlesbrough

Stewart Park The Grove, Marton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Across five nights, a cosmic event for all the family will unfold: revealing enchanting, twinkling stars and their stories untold… Nightfall stargazers, near and far: you’re invited on an adventure as magical as a shooting star. Get ready for a galaxy playground descending from the Middlesbrough night sky, full of hopeful stars bursting to play, […]

£14.50

Angela Barnes – Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Queen’s Hall Arts Centre Queen's Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown) has good intentions. But trying to live your best life, as it turns out, is really bloody hard. Stand-up, stories and jokes from “a gloriously down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic” – The Guardian.

£17.00

Gosforth Civic Theatre is Curious

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

A night of fascinating performances, be among the first to experience brand new works in development by LGBTQIA+ artists based across the North East. Be Curious for the night, support new ideas and help raise vital funds to support Curious Arts. The evening showcases works in development from recipients of Curious Arts’ New Work Commissions […]

£12.00

Christmas Wreath Workshop with Festive Fizz – The Flower Folk

The Flower Folk 20 Brentwood Avenue, West Jesmond

Fun, fizz and florals – what better way to start your festivities? Get the chance to make your very own Christmas wreath to perfectly match your home décor as you sip on prosecco and nibbles. Prepare your ring with moss, bind your foliage and learn to style your pieces of interest. Finish off by tying […]

£62.00

Coffee Appreciation – Baristocracy Coffee

Baristocracy Coffee Unit 2, Larch Court, North Shields, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Gain a true appreciation for your morning brew in this coffee cupping session, held on the first Saturday of every month. The experts at Baristocracy Coffee will teach you how to evaluate the flavour of different coffees, build your coffee-tasting vocabulary, and articulate the flavours and sensory experiences that you enjoy and dislike. You'll also […]

£32.50

Christmas Wreath Workshop – The Flower Folk

The Flower Folk 20 Brentwood Avenue, West Jesmond

This ever-popular Christmas wreath workshop is set to return this December and is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. Learn how to create your own luxury festive door wreath made with plentiful winter foliage and natural dried materials complete with hot chocolate and biscuits to fuel your creativity. Workshops run from 10.30am – 2pm on […]

£62.00

Festive stories with Father Christmas – Belsay Hall, Northumberland

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens Belsay, Morpeth, United Kingdom

Join in the festive fun as Father Christmas himself pays a visit to Belsay Hall – handing out presents and telling seasonal stories from Christmases past among the traditional decorations in this magnificent country house.

£9.50

Cinderella: A Fairytale – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Northern Stage Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

You are invited to a royal Christmas ball as the story we all know and love comes to life at Northern Stage. Meet Ella. She prefers a Doc Marten to a glass slipper, and her bird friends to her step-family. Get ready to take a trip with her into the enchanted woods. Can you hear […]

£12.00

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir Festive Party – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

Kick off the season in style with the incredible Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir. Brace yourself for an electrifying and soul-stirring performance as they bring the ultimate party experience to you. Their infectious energy, powerful vocals, and uplifting show will leave you feeling inspired. Don't miss out on this unforgettable night. ​

£17.64

Three Acts of Love – Live Theatre, Newcastle

Live Theatre , United Kingdom

Passion. Obsession. Acceptance. Betrayal. It’s time for a massive bowl of love soup! Three ground-breaking female playwrights have cooked up a feast for you, with a trio of short plays with music that explore love in all its glorious, sticky complexity. A young runaway finds unexpected shelter in a local social club from a world […]

£10.00

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Wonder – Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Utilita Arena Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Celebrate with Mickey, Minnie, and their Disney friends while reliving the adventures of your favourite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder. See Mirabel and the stars of Encanto for the first time live on ice as they learn everyone has a special gift. Set sail with Moana and Maui to […]

£31.50

Christmas Wreath Workshop with Festive Fizz – The Flower Folk

The Flower Folk 20 Brentwood Avenue, West Jesmond

Fun, fizz and florals – what better way to start your festivities? Get the chance to make your very own Christmas wreath to perfectly match your home décor as you sip on prosecco and nibbles. Prepare your ring with moss, bind your foliage and learn to style your pieces of interest. Finish off by tying […]

£62.00

Freedom Moving – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

As Freedom Moving marks its 7th anniversary, the showcase returns home for a special celebration at its home of the Gosforth Civic Theatre. Enjoy this evening of dance and physical theatre pieces demonstrating the creative talents of GCT's own Liberdade groups and partner organisations.

£6.98

Christmas Party Nights – STACK, Seaburn

STACK Seaburn Whitburn Road-Morrisons, Seaburn, Sunderland, United Kingdom

STACK are making sure to offer a festive celebration like no other, thanks to their Christmas party nights. Expect live entertainment on the big stage, a spot of bingo to get the juices flowing, awesome street food to keep you fuelled and a huge selection of drinks to wash it all down with. Book tickets […]

£21.95

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Glen Matlock – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

Sex Pistols bassist and chief songwriter, Glen Matlock, comes to Gosforth Civic Theatre for a special up close and personal show this December. Forever changing rock ‘n’ roll history as chief songwriter with the Sex Pistols, the evolving path walked by Glen remains unbound by genre, geography and task.

£24.97

Free Coffee Tasting – Baristocracy Coffee

Baristocracy Coffee Unit 2, Larch Court, North Shields, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

This free coffee-tasting session gives you the opportunity to try three different brews, make notes and discuss your findings with other coffee lovers. You'll get to learn more about speciality coffee, develop your flavour identification skills and meet some likeminded people in the process! Everyone is welcome, whether you've never been to a coffee cupping session […]

Free

Pretty Woman: The Musical – Stockton Globe

Stockton Globe 153 High Street, Stockton, County Durham, United Kingdom

Big night out. Big. HUGE. Pretty Woman: The Musical is finally embarking on a UK and Ireland tour – so make a date to see Hollywood’s ultimate rom-com, live on stage, when this smash-hit musical visits Stockton Globe in December 2023. Once upon a time in the late ’80s, Vivian met Edward and her life […]

£13.00

Christmas at GCT with Strictly Smokin’ Big Band – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

The much-loved annual, festive tradition of Michael Lamb's Strictly Smokin' Big Band Christmas returns in 2023 for its 12th year. Join them at Gosforth Civic Theatre for a swinging celebration of big band and Christmas music, which will be sure to get you into the festive spirit.

£18.28

Breakfast with Santa – Grand Hotel, Gosforth

Grand Hotel Gosforth Park High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Get ready for a joyful adventure at this magical Breakfast with Santa event.    This enchanting morning will be filled with laughter and wonder. Join the Grand Hotel team for a piping hot breakfast, a captivating 45-minute magic show by the one and only award-winning magician, Graeme Shaw, and a special visit from the big […]

£21.95

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Kielder Winter Wonderland – Northumberland

Kielder Water & Forest Park Kielder, Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Kielder Winter Wonderland is a full day experience packed full of festive activities to keep you and your little ones entranced all day. Embark on your own fairy tale on a full day festive adventure through the heart of Kielder Forest. Visit the Clauses, enjoy Christmas theatre shows, join the elves in the workshop, meet […]

£33.50

Film Screening: Elf – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

Come and see Buddy the Elf bring us all bundles of Christmas cheer on the big screen at Gosforth Civic Theatre. You'd be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins to miss it!

£5.92

Bongo’s Will Rock You – Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Boiler Shop 20 South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This festive season, Bongo’s Bingo is a kind of magic. Break free from 2023 in style by celebrating (arguably) the greatest rock band of all time at these Queen-inspired bingo nights. Each show will feature Queen’s biggest hits and loads of all-time Christmas classics – not forgetting the crazy prizes and dance-offs that make Bongo’s such […]

£16.00

The Snowman in Concert – The Glasshouse, Gateshead

The Glasshouse International Centre for Music St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, United Kingdom

Magical. Heart-warming. A Christmas classic. Experience the magic of The Snowman like never before, as the Royal Northern Sinfonia perform the timeless, twinkly soundtrack live on stage, perfectly in time to the film on the big screen. Plus, you'll also enjoy the brilliantly fun musical story, In the Swamp by the Light of the Moon, composed […]

£22.00

Film Screening: Arthur Christmas – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

Gosforth Civic Theatre's annual showing of Arthur Christmas is now a sold out Christmas tradition. They welcome back the heartwarming and funny tale of Santa's clumsy son Arthur, who gets put on a mission with his grandpa to give out a present they forgot to deliver. Book your tickets fast!

£5.92

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Merry Motoon – Wylam Brewery, Newcastle

Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This annual festive soul jamboree returns this Christmas Eve-Eve, providing a quality excuse to get your nearest and dearest together for a glass or two of the good stuff and a night of merriment and dancing to some of the most timeless tunes in history. There ain’t no mountain high enough to stop us from […]

£8.50

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Cleo’s New Year’s Eve Party – Cleo’s Bar, Sunderland

Cleo's Bar 16 Park Lane, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Ring in the New Year at Cleo’s epic NYE party – a wild night of fun and celebration, filled with live music, non-stop dancing and plenty of unforgettable moments. Better still, your ticket includes access to the money balloon drop at midnight, a free bottle of bubbly and nibbles all evening.

£8.00

Family New Year’s Eve Party at GCT – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

Gosforth Civic Theatre's DJ will be spinning tunes for big ones and little ones alike, their craft room and kids snacks will keep littler ones busy, while the grown ups can take advantage of their bar to celebrate in style.

£10.19

New Year’s Eve Dining – SIX Restaurant, Newcastle

Six Restaurant BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Spend a sophisticated NYE evening at the BALTIC’s iconic rooftop restaurant and enjoy unrivalled, panoramic views of all the celebrations across the city (and beyond). You’ll be welcomed by Champagne and canapes, before tucking into either a five-course or an eight-course set menu.

£60.00

NYE Glow in the Dark Disco – Dunes Adventure Island, South Shields

Dunes Adventure Island Sea Road, South Shields, United Kingdom

Anyone with little ones, listen up: because Dunes Adventure Island know where it’s at this New Year’s Eve. Make your celebrations with the kids extra special this year at this glow-in-the-dark disco, where children can also enjoy four hours of soft play, games and prizes (and grown-ups can buy alcohol from the bar).  

£15.00

Laser Light City – Newcastle Quayside

Newcastle Quayside Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Newcastle’s laser-filled extravaganza returns to the Quayside with what promises to be three awe-inspiring shows at 6pm, 9pm and midnight to ring in the New Year. Curated by Bafta-award-winning artist Seb-Lee Delisle, Laser Light City will live long in the memory, as you watch a dazzling display of lasers beam through the bridges.  

Free

New Year’s Eve 8-Course Dinner – Blackfriars, Newcastle

Blackfriars Restaurant Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

Perhaps one of the more unique New Year’s Eve events in Newcastle, step back in time to the days of knights in shining armour and be welcomed with the other honourable dignitaries and townsfolk of Newcastle for this sumptuous feast in Blackfriars' ornate, medieval Banquet Hall.

£95.00

New Year’s Eve Red and White Ball – Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Stadium of Light Monkwearmouth, Sunderland

If it’s a fancy affair you’re after with your New Year’s Eve events, then the Stadium of Light’s annual black-tie ball is right up your street. See in the celebrations in style, as you play your way through the Casino, marvel at table magic and soak up live music. All this, alongside a three-course meal […]

£55.95

Roaring 1920’s Ball – Spanish City, Whitley Bay

Spanish City Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Think Gatsby. Think sequins. Think glitz, glamour and ultimate NYE splendour. Flapper dresses and tail suits at the ready, because guests at this luxurious ball will be transported back to the Roaring Twenties for a night of sumptuous food, drink, music and ultimate decadence.

£120.00

NYE 2023 Party Night – STACK Seaburn

STACK Seaburn Whitburn Road-Morrisons, Seaburn, Sunderland, United Kingdom

One of the most highly anticipated New Year’s Eve events in the North East after last year’s phenomenal celebration, this year’s STACK shindig will see the return of Kroud Karaoke, a live house band and DJ, street food vendors and plenty of drinks to get you into the party spirit.  

£10.00

The Whole Hogmanay: A New Year’s Eve Celebration – Wylam Brewery, Newcastle

Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

A whole hog roast, a street food village, a gin palace, midnight fireworks, super fresh beer and live DJs spinning late into the night… it’s little wonder Wylam Brewery’s The Whole Hogmanay is back for another year. Be warned, though: tickets are running really low already.

£22.00

Billy’s New Year’s Eve Free-Flowing Staycation Party – Billy Bootleggers, Newcastle

Billy Bootleggers Arch 2 Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

This New Year's Eve, why not fly absolutely nowhere and head to Billy Bootlegger’s for five hours of free-flowing, bottomless fun?! With local legends Smoove and Turrell providing the entertainment, you already know it’s going to be a belter.

£15.00

No.28’s New Year’s Eve Bond-Themed Extravaganza: The Sequel – No.28, Newcastle

No28 27–29 Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

It was so popular last year, No.28’s Bond Party is back for a sequel – with a licence to thrill as one of the most stylish New Year’s Eve events Newcastle has seen… With Bond décor, Bond-inspired cocktails and The No.28 Allstars on the decks to get you shakin’ (not stirred). All tuxedos, cocktail dresses […]

£8.00

Midnight at Manahatta – Manahatta, Newcastle

Manahatta 9-17 Collingwood Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

There are loads of New Year’s Eve events and parties planned for Newcastle’s city centre this year, but Manahatta’s may well be the hottest. Expect New York glamour, live entertainment, cocktail trees and fizz, Insta-worthy décor, and DJs spinning late into a city bar that never sleeps.

£16.96

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Sophie Gordon – The Globe, Newcastle

The Globe 11 Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

We’re anticipating great things for local lass Sophie Gordon. The singer/songwriter has the killer combo of powerful vocals and oodles of soul. One to watch for 2024.

£5.00

Allyson June Smith – Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle

Alphabetti Theatre St. James' Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne

It’s been 10 years since Allyson swapped Canada for Manchester and she finally feels like a proper Brit – so is embarking on her first UK tour to celebrate. A self-confessed “over-sharer”, expect an observational cocktail of wit, bite and shame.

£10.00

Late ‘n’ Live: A Live Music Quiz – The Grove, Newcastle

The Grove St Michael's Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Love the music round of a quiz? Love watching live bands? Combine the two at this fresh take on a pub quiz. The Late ‘n’ Live band – comprising some of Newcastle’s best musicians – will play every single question to test your musical knowledge.

£12.50

Boozy Brushes: 90s/00s Paint Party – The Forth, Newcastle

The Forth Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Get ready to unleash your inner Picasso at the Boozy Brushes’ Sip and Paint 90s/00s party – where vibrant, funky lines, bold colours and throwback tunes will help you channel the era to create a retro masterpiece.

£26.65

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Newcastle Restaurant Week 2024

Venues across Newcastle

Newcastle is bringing a spark to our Januarys, thanks to the first instalment of their biannual Restaurant Week – where you can try out some of the region’s biggest and best restaurants at cut-price deals. With over 100 venues across the city taking part (including a boatload of first timers to introduce you to), delve […]

Bring Me The Horizon – Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Utilita Arena Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

BRIT and Grammy-nominated quintet Bring Me The Horizon have been credited by many as being one of the most forward-thinking heavy bands in the UK. See if you agree at the Newcastle stop of their latest tour.

£66.56

A Poirot Double Bill – Peoples Theatre, Newcastle

Peoples Theatre Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

A resurgence of Agatha Christie’s mysteries has seen Hercule Poirot become a household name for a new generation. In this double header of The Wasp’s Nest and Yellow Iris, the Belgian detective’s trials are as intriguing as you’d expect.

£16.00

Bury Tomorrow – Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Boiler Shop 20 South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Melodic metalcore heavyweights Bury Tomorrow are taking to the stage at Boiler Shop in support of their seventh studio album, The Seventh Sun. Head banging optional.

£27.50

The Salty Stand-Up – Salt Market Social, North Shields

Salt Market Social 1 Liddell Street, Fish Quay, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Salty Stand-Up is BACK. After Salt Market Social packed out the place last time, expect another night of comedy excellence as Scrapper Reed brings four wonderful comedians to the stage: Raymond Mearns, Dave Johns, Kelly Edgar and Al Stevenson. Expect street food, craft beers , great tunes and mint craic...    

£20.00

Ed Byrne – Maltings, Berwick

The Maltings Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom

“Humour is defined as Tragedy plus Time” – Mark Twain. Ed Byrne returned to the Maltings to test this formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

£28.50

Ruby Turner – The Fire Station, Sunderland

The Fire Station Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Jools Holland favourite and former Culture Club member Ruby Turner is the real deal when it comes to soul, gospel and RnB.  

£31.00

Tom Clarke – The Grove, Newcastle

The Grove St Michael's Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Having spent the past decade honing his craft and leading vocals for indie three-piece The Enemy, Tom Clarke is heading out on the road again for his new solo, acoustic tour.

£25.00

Newcastle 10k – Quayside, Newcastle

Newcastle Quayside Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

If your goal is to push yourself in 2024, then why not start with this brand new 10k race? This road-closed course takes in the famous landmarks of the Quayside – seeing you run either past five of the famous seven bridges – on a nice, flat course that has PB potential written all over […]

£26.00

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Hayley McKay – The Cluny, Newcastle

The Cluny 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Homegrown country artist Hayley McKay has drawn comparisons with Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy and LeAnn Rimes thanks to her distinctive vocal range. Read our interview with Hayley here.

£15.00

Life of Pi – Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Theatre Royal 100 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Based on the global phenomenon and Man Booker Prize winning novel by Yann Martel, this original, five-star adaptation of Life of Pi is proving just as ground-breaking on stage – with five Olivier Awards to its name already.

£20.00

Fleetwood Mac by Candlelight – Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Dreams, The Chain, Landslide, Rhiannon, Everywhere, Little Lies, Go Your Own Way… we’ll never not be listening to the everlasting genius of Fleetwood Mac. Made even more magical when performed by candlelight.

£31.75

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour – Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Utilita Arena Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Get ready for an electrifying spectacle of glitz, glamour and entertainment as your favourite stars from the 2023 season of Strictly take to the stage. TV judges Craig, Shirley and Anton will be in attendance, as will charismatic host Janette Manrara. Expectations? Fab-u-lous.

£42.50

I, Joan – Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre, Durham

Assembly Rooms Theatre 40 North Bailey, Durham, County Durham, United Kingdom

I, Joan first premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2022 to critical acclaim. Following the story of Joan of Arc, the play tells a tale of hope and queer joy – refusing to shy away from complex conversations around historical truth and the transgender experience.

£10.00

Coldplay by Candlelight – Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral Durham Cathedral, Durham, United Kingdom

Buckle up for an unforgettable night as a string quartet play hits like Clocks, Fix You, Paradise, Yellow and A Sky Full of Stars by candlelight, against the inimitable backdrop of Durham Cathedral.

£27.00

PLATFORM – Crowne Plaza, Newcastle

Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hawthorn Square, Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

PLATFORM is a new, monthly event for 2024 from the organisers of the Newcastle Startup Week festivals. Expect inspiration, information about opportunities to start or grow your business, and a network of potential collaborators to connect with.

Free

Taco Tear Up – Salt Market Social, North Shields

Salt Market Social 1 Liddell Street, Fish Quay, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

The Fish Quay fiesta returns to turn up the heat at Salt Market Social. A weekend entirely dedicated to all things Latin American, expect: Tacos Tequila Quesadillas Churros Margaritas DJ Santa Latica will be spinning an array of bossa nova, rumba, salsa and tango on Friday Night, followed by DJ Jelly Jels live on Saturday. So […]

Free

Ink & Drink with illustrator Martin Brown – Seven Stories, Newcastle

Seven Stories 30 Lime Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Cartoonist Martin Brown welcomes the latest exhibition of Horrible Histories and Dazzling Drawings to Seven Stories with this unique illustration masterclass. Enjoy some fizz and draw along with Martin, before a meet-and-greet book signing.

£12.00

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Swan Lake – Darlington Hippodrome

Darlington Hippodrome Parkgate, Darlington, United Kingdom

The greatest romantic ballet of all time – along with Tchaikovsky’s haunting score – is brilliantly brought to life by the Varna International Ballet & Orchestra, who are also performing The Nutcracker in Darlington this month.

£17.00

Nick Harper – Old Cinema Laundrette, Durham

Old Cinema Launderette 38 Marshall Terrace, Gilesgate Moor, Durham, County Durham, United Kingdom

Folk troubadour Nick Harper is an acoustic balladeer with a touch of a rock ‘n’ roll – and has been described as ‘one of the finest guitarists of his generation’ by Mojo. This intimate performance in Durham’s Launderette should be special.

£22.00

Mary Ocher – The Studio, Hartlepool

The Studio Tower Street, Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom

Experimental political pop artist Mary Ocher returns to Europe with her new record in tow. And with a back catalogue ranging from traditional folk to raw, ‘60s garage and everything in between, expect the unexpected.  

£8.25

Maria & James – The Forum, Darlington

The Forum Borough Road, Darlington, County Durham, United Kingdom

North East songwriting duo Maria and James are celebrating the launch of their first album, Chapters, by performing at The Forum with a full live band. Expect a night of original music from local talent, with a few covers thrown in too.

£12.00

The Voyd – The Bunker, Sunderland

The Bunker 29 Stockton Road, Sunderland, United Kingdom

We’re not used to seeing local lads and indie powerhouses The Voyd play such an intimate show, but we have Independent Venue Week to thank for this one-off performance in Sunderland’s Bunker.

£12.00

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

SoulJam: Soul at the Social – Salt Market Social, North Shields

Salt Market Social 1 Liddell Street, Fish Quay, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Calling all North East dancers... Something a bit different for SoulJam... they're taking to the coast and doing a proper grown-up, weekend party! If you're new to SoulJam, they've been throwing parties up and down the UK for over 10 years now – packing out the best clubs from Brighton to Glasgow. Mostly a mid-week affair, […]

£8.00

The Boy and the Seahorse – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, United Kingdom

The Boy and The Seahorse is a modern Northumbrian folktale with original music, exploring our seafaring heritage, celebrating cultural differences and educating younger audiences on articulating negative emotion. Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1899. Hope is in the air. We are at the end of the black plague pandemic, people are finally leaving their houses and Sir […]

£10.00

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.

Sunday Sessions @ Cake Stories Hoults Yard

Cake Stories The Clocktower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Cake Stories every Sunday afternoon for live music from local talent, 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty scran. Bring some friends, get comfy and enjoy an afternoon of all-round good vibes.