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Address: Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SF, England
Phone Number: 44-191-261-2606
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Concert venue

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Graeme M
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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