High Bridge Works

Newcastle & Gateshead

High Bridge Works houses studios for visual artists and creative businesses in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The High Bridge Works site has been home to pioneering artists, inventors & entrepreneurs since 1767. A cavernous hub of creativity, tucked behind a modest entrance on High Bridge, was built in 1903 on the footprint of Henry Watson’s original C18th High Bridge Works.

Originally a printing works, in 1995 Ward’s Building, as it was known, was taken over and run as an artist-led gallery and studios provider, Waygood. Following an ambitious £10m structural refurbishment, it reopened as BALTIC 39, a unique cultural hub in the city centre with gallery, studio, office and teaching space. This evolved to High Bridge Works in 2021.

39 High Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW

View on map

Back to top