The Quay to it all

A moment of change is coming. NewcastleGateshead Quays is a place for you. For the people of our region. For visitors from around the world.

Opening summer 2024.

With a 12,500-capacity arena, an international conference and exhibition centre, hotels, bars and restaurants, NewcastleGateshead Quays will bring the latest in entertainment, culture, conference hosting and events to the heart of the Quayside.

If you’re looking for a great day out with the family, a taste of cutting-edge culture or a conference to remember, this is your moment.


boost to the local
economy every year




new jobs


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Located in North East England, NewcastleGateshead Quays sits on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the heart of a vibrant, exciting city destination. London, Manchester and Edinburgh are only a few hours away thanks to easy road and rail links such as the A1 and East Coast Mainline, and Newcastle International Airport offers daily flights to mainland Europe and beyond.

Exhilarating moments

From headliner gigs to the biggest touring shows, our 12,500 capacity arena will be home to incredible entertainment, right on the banks of the Tyne. Whether you’re a local on the lookout for an outstanding live music experience, or a visitor looking for a taste of the UK’s world-famous gig scene, NewcastleGateshead Quays arena is the place to be.

Creative moments

Our International Conference and Exhibition Centre provides over 8,800 sqm of combined flexible event space for you to enjoy and is capable of hosting major national and international business events for up to 900 delegates. Direct links into both hotels are accessed via all the various Conference and Exhibition spaces. From festivals and exhibitions, business events and creative happenings, our cutting-edge integrated conference and exhibition space will have all this and much more. Ideal for large corporate events, NewcastleGateshead Quays is the place to be to make connections, expand your horizons and be inspired.

For all conference and event enquiries contact our team today.

Serene Moments

With fantastic riverside views, NewcastleGateshead Quays is designed to make the most of our incredible location. Catch up with friends, stretch your legs and enjoy a moment of serenity in our landscaped gardens and Performance Square, right by the Quayside. As part of our commitment to regeneration in the area, our development includes mindfully designed green areas for you to enjoy with lush planting, plenty of seating and safe and spacious walkways.

Delicious moments

With units of various sizes available to local food vendors, we’re creating a street food experience right at the heart of NewcastleGateshead Quays. Whatever you’ve got a hankering for, there’s sure to be something to sate your appetite. Food and drink business interested in our space? Get in touch with our team.

Restful Moments

From boutique to budget, whether travelling for work or leisure, the NewcastleGateshead Quays development has the accommodation you need for a great night’s sleep. We’re bringing you two brand new Novotel and ibis hotels as part of the development, with over 300 rooms, so you can choose the room that suits your style and budget best.

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