Black Swan Bar & Venue

Newcastle Arts Centre





The Black Swan is the music, dance and performance venue in the basement of Newcastle Arts Centre.

Entered from a planted, private, off street courtyard. As an arts venue it's a very flexible space and is used to catering to a wide variety of events from performance art, world music, Jazz, Latin, the occasional classical concert and theatrical events.

 Hire a unique venue for an original Party night!

Private hire is available Monday - Saturday, Fridays are taken by our regular Salsa nights. When hiring the Black Swan you have the private use of three spaces:

  • The courtyard surrounded by historic buildings.
  • The Bar with a capacity of 100 is a venue in its self with space for a band or disco and buffet tables.
  • Leading off from the bar the Main Room or Theatre which has a capacity of 200/130 seated, with a good sized dance floor, flexible cabaret seating plan, stage, theatre lighting, sound system and digital/video projection.

You can plan a different mood or theme for each space with the help of our experienced events staff.



For more information, chat about your event or to book, contact our Events & Venue Manager Ms Kay Tilley

Call 0191 261 5618 (option 1) .....................Email:


How to find us:

The Black Swan Bar & Venue,

Newcastle Arts Centre, 69,

Westgate Rd,

Newcastle upon Tyne,



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Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG. phone 0191 2615999