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Address: Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SF, England
Phone Number: 44-191-261-2606
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Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Great Venue

Went to see Belle and Sebastian. Fantastic venue felt like having the concert in your house. Super view from balcony and good quality sound. Really enjoyed the concert. Belle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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270 reviews 270 reviews
95 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went to see Belle and Sebastian. Fantastic venue felt like having the concert in your house. Super view from balcony and good quality sound. Really enjoyed the concert. Belle and Sebastian were fantastic as always.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We weren't made aware that we couldn't bring drinks in to the show (despite the drinks all being served in plastic cups, why?) so by the time we finally got served at the bar we only had 10 minutes to neck our drinks, thanks for the warning! Seats very cramped and staff not very friendly. Can't fault the act we... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is one of the best venues in Newcastle to watch a show. Beats the Metro anytime and the staff are always friendly, will help you find the best seats and are honest if the views might be slightly restricted!

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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15 reviews 15 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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