With regulations easing, I’m sure many of you are looking to explore some live events around the city. In this blog we introduce different sports, theatre and music events that are happening this spring. Have a read of the different areas and plan your next day out exploring the rich culture of the Northeast.
We can’t talk about live events in Newcastle without mentioning the iconic stadium. It is home to Newcastle United F.C. and the eighth largest football stadium in England. Business School students should be familiar with the stadium since you get an amazing view of it from the Business School building, especially the Student Hub on the fifth floor. You can explore the upcoming matches or book a stadium tour here.
The Stand Comedy Club
The Stand is arguably the centre of Newcastle’s comedy scene. From their regular Friday & Saturday shows to guest comedians, The Stand covers it all. You can get cheaper prices for student tickets so make sure to head over to their website and see which shows are coming up.
Dance City is a vibrant dance studio located on Temple Street. They have regular programmes of dance performances from contemporary to ballet. You can watch some beautiful performances put on by its members or even give it a go yourself and join the weekly dance classes open to all ages and levels. Explore more here.
Newcastle University Theatre Society
Newcastle University Theatre Society (NUTS) is a student society which typically produces 12 performances per year. and a drama festival at the end of the year showcasing original writing from its members. One of these plays then goes up to Edinburgh Fringe! You can take part in the production or acting yourself or attend the performances throughout the year. Keep an eye on their social media for more information.
Football is not the only sport to watch out for in Newcastle. Newcastle Eagles has been named the most successful British basketball team of all time, and it’s on our doorstep. The Eagles have their own purpose-built arena that opened in January 2019 which is a 20-minute walk from the Business School. Head over to their website to find out more about upcoming games and season tickets.
You’ve probably seen the curved glass building of Sage Gateshead in many of the Quayside snapshots. Sage Gateshead is a concert venue and a centre for musical education. You can find performances of both contemporary and classical music as well as different classes and workshops. Find out the upcoming gigs and make a visit to the gorgeous venue.
We have mentioned just a few venues hosting live events across the city. There are also gigs being hosted at the Students’ Union, o2 Academy, Utilita Arena, Northern Stage and many more. Keep an eye out for our future blogs to find out more about the different activities happening around the city.