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City Hall

Address: Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SF, England
Phone Number: 44-191-261-2606
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Government Buildings, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went here to see First Aid Kit ( excellent concert performance well supported by Kimberley Anne), parking very near by in john Dobson street car park, but expensive (£12 for 4.5 hours)if you don't get the discount available from the venue (£5.80) still expensive. There may be cheaper options available. The venue itself is good with large bar for pre... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Three of us spent 97 pounds on Ray jackson tickets and were 4th row of the balcony. At the gig we could only see two thirds of the band. The legroom in the balcony is very poor and much less than the cramped stalls. The seats on the city hall website were cheaper than the 40 pounds stalls tickets but... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It is a good few years since I have been to the City Hall, I have had many great nights here over the years and in my opinion it is the best place in Newcastle to see a band, the acoustics are usually great and so too the atmosphere, something which cant always be said for the Arena or the... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Saw Lee Mack last night at the city hall, what a great night. Had seats at the back of the stalls, good view, no restrictions. The price of the tickets was okay, not too expensive and to be honest worth every penny. A good laugh in a great location, what more do you want...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Leg room! I'm here now 9th Dec. I'm 5 foot 9. I cannot get my legs in at all. Shocking! Gonna sit on the floor the rest of the night! Disgraceful!!!

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I went to see Jools Holland at the city hall and had seats in the balcony. Being compact and fairly old meant that the atmosphere was brilliant but the accoustics were disappointing. The music seemed to bounce off the roof distorting the effect. last year in the stalls, the accoustics were much better.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love going to concerts at this place. It's a pity more bands don't go back to playing these Venus instead of large arenas and stadiums where the acoustics are rubbish. This place was designed and built for exactly 1 purpose and that is to host music concerts. Saw the Human League here last night and they sounded great. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As a surprise for my other half I got tickets to see our favourite Geordie comedian Ross Noble. We have been to see him before at City Hall, which is a beautiful building. The shows are always excellent, it's just a shame the seating is so cramped together. I'm only 5th 1", and found it quite uncomfortable so how the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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265 reviews 265 reviews
47 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Just saw Lee Mack, great gig in a great venue. Ok it is a bit manic trying to get to the loo and for a drink in the break but what the heck. For some of us locals of a certain age, we don't need this to be all swanky and trendy. This is the place we saw The Jam,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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80 attraction reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Definitely not the most comfortable venue in the world with no leg room and comfort-free seats. Good views though from most parts of the hall. Enjoyed Lee Mack and looking forward to Paloma Faith. Centrally located a few minutes from Haymarket Metro and the top of Northumberland Street.

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