POSTPONED: The Late Shows


Various venues across, NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3AZ
POSTPONED: The Late Shows


due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Late Shows have been postponed until 2021

A firm favourite in the NewcastleGateshead calendar, The Late Shows – sponsored by The Biscuit Factory – is a free late-night culture crawl taking place in NewcastleGateshead over the weekend of Friday 15 - Saturday 16 May 2020.

Experience an after-hours festival of culture and events across Ouseburn on the Friday and in central Newcastle and Gateshead on the Saturday. The perfect event for families with an exclusive set of events for Twi-Lates - those independent teens who want to enjoy the buzz of The Late Shows without their families! 

During The Late Shows, museums, galleries, studio collectives and landmark historical buildings come together to offer visitors one-off events including hands-on workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, performances and parties. It's all about encouraging people to do something cultural with their evening in celebration of the national event Museums at Night

The Late Shows began in 2007 and has now more than quintupled in size! In the first year, 14 venues took part, rising to more than 70 in 2016. Venues at last year's Late Shows recorded over 40,000 visits across the weekend.

The main objective of The Late Shows is to encourage people to visit a cultural venue that they may not have visited before. In particular, our aim is to attract a younger audience and share loyal audiences between venues.

Full details will be announced nearer the time. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Unit 1 - Free AdmissionFree

Some events may have a minimal cost and be available to book in advance. Details to follow.

Map & Directions

Opening Times

The Late Shows 2021 (15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021)

* due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Late Shows have been postponed until 2021
Ouseburn venues on Friday
Newcastle and Gateshead venues on Saturday

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