The Late Shows 2024

Fri, 6 – 10.30pm; Sat, 6 – 10pm

The Late Shows

The Late Shows, an award-winning late-night free culture crawl returns for 2024 across venues in Ouseburn Valley, Gateshead and central Newcastle upon Tyne.

During The Late Shows, open art studios, music and performance venues, galleries, museums, studio collectives and landmark historical buildings come together to host intriguing interactive events for visitors. It’s all about encouraging people to do something cultural with their evening.

Friday night is for Ouseburn Valley venues. Saturday night’s event takes place at venues across central Newcastle and Gateshead.

Information during the event
Volunteer stewards will be on-hand throughout both evenings with free event programmes.

All venues taking part in The Late Shows are free to enter during the weekend event and the vast majority of events are drop in. Some attractions have limited capacities and many need to be booked in advance. Some venues may charge an admission fee for special exhibitions or participatory activities with an artistic element. Venues do not receive any funding to cover the costs of taking part in the event, they may be selling their products as well as food and drink and your support either by making a purchase or a donation is hugely appreciated.

Getting around
Many venues are within walking distance from each other but The Late Shows offers some free buses to help you go further afield.

On Friday, a 15 minute shuttle bus service operates between selected venues in the Ouseburn Valley. On Saturday, buses run a free timetabled service dropping off at key points in Newcastle and Gateshead. A further half-hourly shuttle bus runs on Saturday from the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead so that you can easily get to venues that are further away.

An accessible taxi service is available for disabled people to use. Please speak to a volunteer steward if you require use of the accessible taxi and they will liaise with a venue to book this.

View bus routes and timetables here.

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Discovery Museum Blandford Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA

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17—18 May 2024

  • Fri 6 – 10.30pm
  • Sat 6 – 10pm
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