Plan your journey
From your home to our house
Whether you’re a regular in our building, just fancy trying something new, or are planning a once-in-a-lifetime visit, there are lots of easy ways to get to us.
Just make sure you read the pre-show email you’ll receive before any show you’re attending for updates before you travel. With the big construction project for Gateshead Quays going on right next door to us there’s a fair bit of disruption to the roads and to public transport. If in doubt, keep an eye on Gateshead Council’s website before you head off.
Ways to get here
Hop on a train
The nearest station to us is Newcastle Central, about a 20-minute walk away. And there’s a lot of ace options for your stroll – once you get down through the city you can come across the Art-Deco style Tyne Bridge, the Grade-1-listed High Level Bridge, or the Swing Bridge if you want to be closer to the water. Or you can wander along the quayside for a bit before crossing underneath the colourful lights of the Millennium Bridge.
Ride the Metro
Our closest Metro station is Gateshead, about a 10-minute walk away. This is one of the best ways to get to us if you’re coming to a gig or concert, because it’s free! (More info below.)
Catch the bus
There have been quite a few changes to local bus routes and some of the stops nearest to us are not currently available. You can get all the latest info on the Go North East website.
Come by car
If you’re driving then the best postcode to tap into your map app is NE8 2BA, as that will bring you straight to our car park.
And no need to worry about the new Clean Air Zone in the city – it’s only for vehicles like buses, coaches, and vans. Private cars aren’t affected.
For more info on our car park, including how much it costs and Blue Badge access, we’ve got all the detail on our Parking page.
Take a taxi
We’ve got a drop-off point right next to our West entrance, in the turning circle on the Tyne Bridge side of the building.
Stretch your legs or grab your bike
Whether you’re coming from a station or a bus stop, or you live close enough to walk the whole way, just remember that we’re up on a hill! It’s a great way to get your steps in though – and if you need to catch your breath at the top you can just pretend to be enjoying the view. And if you cycle there are plenty of bike racks right by each of the main building entrances.
Don’t forget your free ride
Got tickets for a performance? We’ve partnered with Nexus to make your night out as easy as possible. So for two hours before your concert and two hours after, you can travel to and from Gateshead Metro station (including on the Shields Ferry) for free. All you need to do is show your ticket and you’re good to go.