Open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm
67 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SG
0191 261 5618 /

Newcastle Arts Centre Gallery

Black Swan Bar and Venue

online art and design materials shop

art, design & craft materials

Original Craft  and Cards shop

Picture Framing

Welcome to Newcastle Arts Centre.

Over 120 information pages about art, craft, exhibitions, events, workshops and discount art materials.

Direct Dial Phone , Details 0191 2615999,
Jazz Cafe & Black Swan 0191 2229882
Craftshop 0191 2229880, Frameshop 0191 2229881,
Office 0191 2615618 option 1

News & Views - Jazz Cafe Programme - Exhibitions - Art Courses

Last Autumn visits to the Arts Centre 1720 per week = 89440 per year


May 15th- 11th June
Clarita Lulic -
The Good Hurt


Art Coursese
& workshops

Life Drawing, Illustration, Pastels,

How to Draw, How to Paint,

Click here for information

 Staff Vacancies

Bookkeeper/Accounts Administrator to join the admin team at Newcastle Arts Centre. The position is to accurately record and reconcile the financial activity of the various Arts Centre activities along with credit control and payment of Suppliers. The applicant will need a good working knowledge of Sage Line 50 or similar accounting software. The position is full time (32 hours a week minimum). Salary is available upon request.
To apply, or to request a job description please contact:

Mrs Helen Burns

Company Secretary
Newcastle Arts Centre Limited
67 Westgate Road, NE1 1SG


Events Bar Staff

Part time Evening work in the Black Swan or Jazz Cafe.

Apply with relevant CV to
KAy Tilley at above address.


Space for Creative Industries- easy in -easy out terms...for information
We are always happy to answer question about the use of art material at 'details' our art & graphics material shop. we also have a few helpful guides here.


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Details Express
our online store that is now 'mobile friendly'

or choose from our competitive range from our real shop at Newcastle Arts Centre

Friday Night Salsa

in the Black Swan

7.15pm Every Week

Entry £6 Including Tution

phone 0191 222988

Closed for holiday August 21st 

Newcastle Arts Centre Ltd was founded as an arts development company in 1981. It is a 'not for profit' social enterprise that supports Newcastle Arts Centre Trust; a registered Charity.

The Arts Centre is one of a very few sustainable independent arts organisations in the UK. It has operated without grant aid since 1993 staging thousands of events and is now in its busiest year with several hundred events in our 3 venues and 4 studios.
It has received a Times/RIBA community enterprise award and has been recognised by the Georgian Group for historic building restoration.

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The Jazz Cafe Pink Lane

new facebook page

phone 0191 2229882

New Photo Page pictures from recent performances

Please note performance start times vary,Please check the Listing
Saturday evenings will continue with a 9pm start and will usually be admissio
n free


In the PRESS



Thursday 26th May 8.00 pm (Doors 7.30pm) – The Jazz Cafe & Jazz North East jointly present
The Ingrid Jensen Quartet. Canadian trumpeter Ingrid Jensen's big breakthrough came

in Europe where, after a tour with the Vienna Arts Orchestra, she became the youngest ever
professor at Austria's Bruckner Conservatory. Since then she has become a truly international star,
with an intrepid, propulsive - and often mighty funky - approach that contains hints of Miles Davis,
Art Farmer and Woody Shaw, but absorbed into a sound that is all her own.

She comes to the Black Swan Bar & Venue, Newcastle Arts Centre for the first gig in a tour
set up by NorVol, the network of Northern jazz promoters, and linking her with guitarist Jez Franks,
drummer Tim Giles, and Tyneside's very own Andy Champion on bass.
The group will be playing material specially created by Ingrid for the project, following a couple of days
development and rehearsal right here at the Jazz Café.
So, a great gig, by a great quartet - and a world premiere into the bargain!

Admission £10.00 & £8.00 concessions available from the Jazz Café (0191 222 9882),
Reflex CD (0191 260 3246) or online from

Thursday 26th May 8.00pm - DESCARGA!

A Havana Style Cuban Jam Session – Admission Free .
Come and join members of Tyneside’s Latin stars Havana Club 5 to play, listen or dance.
Bring your instruments and sit in on a selection of the best afro cuban jazz, son,
merengue, cha cha cha, guaracha etc

Friday 27th May 9.00pm -
Alan Law / Rebecca Gregson Duo with Guest Katy Trigger
– Admission Free
Rebecca is a charismatic young singer, currently better known as a solo artist on the Newcastle neo - folk scene, but of late moving jazz- wards.

Rebecca, pianist Alan Law and hard grooving bassist Katy Trigger have been developing and recording some contemporary takes on jazz standards, as well as some reworkings of classic rock and pop tunes.

Saturday 28th May 9.00pm – Alice Grace / Peter Gilligan Duo – Admission Free

Exploring melodies and playful improvisation, vocalist Alice with pianist Peter will be performing a mix of sentimental and contemporary songs. Expect Abbey Lincoln, Charlie Parker and some
lesser known innovators to be present.

The Cafe has a revised license that permits draught drinks on the Bar and access for young people up to 11pm when accompanied by a responsible adult.

More Live Music at the Cafe

After a major refit the Jazz Cafe on Pink Lane is open as
a Cafe Bar with a programme of classic discs and live music.

Newcastle Arts Centre is committed to maintaining a creative stage for live music and small scale events.

A regular Live Music Programme is funded by Newcastle Arts Centre Trust an independant charity for the arts.
see -
Journal Press Report
New Venue : UpStairs at the Jazz Café is a new refurbished venue for events. It opened as the Late night Club for the Gateshead International Jazz Festival and is now available for low cost hire

previous review by the Crack 







...Dancing til Midnight , Late bar......if you are a beginner or an expert come and join us at Newcastle's most popular Salsa Night.


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