- The Civic Centre,
- Barras Bridge,
- Tyne and Wear,
- NE1 8QH
0191 277 7222
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As one of Newcastle upon Tyne's central landmarks, The Civic Centre is visible from all approaches to the city. Ideally located in terms of transport, whether by car, rail or plane. Hotels of every description and price range are on our very doorstep, and you are just a short stroll away from restaurants, bars, theatres and art galleries and the main shopping street.
The Civic Centre was formally opened by His Majesty king Olav V of Norway on the 14th November 1968. The Civic Centre which is considered to be a modern classic of its time is Grade II* listed.
In days gone by, council meetings were heralded by the shouts of the Town Crier and the peal of his bell, while several huge barrels of tar along the front of the building would be lit to draw the crowds to the hearings. So when The Civic Centre first opened in 1968, every step was taken to ensure that these traditions were incorporated into its cutting-edge design.
That’s why today, nine huge flambeaux still span the entrance to this beautifully designed building and can be lit on demand for any occasion. Combine this with the ringing of the 25 bells of the carillon to mark the start of your event, and you create the grandest of entrances for the occasion.
In fact, it’s this combination of our rich history, long-lasting traditions, and authentic modernist architecture that bring any functions to life, making The Civic Centre a true modern classic and a venue quite unlike any other.
So pass through the shadow of the magnificent bronze casting of the River God Tyne, and into the most prestigious building in the city for a truly unforgettable red carpet experience.
As one of Newcastle upon Tyne’s central landmarks, The Civic Centre is visible from all approaches to the city. So it’s ideally located in terms of transport, whether by car, rail or plane. We’re just a short drive away from most major motorway links, 5 minutes from Newcastle Central Station, and 15 minutes from Newcastle Central Station, and 15 minutes from Newcastle international Airport.
Hotels of every description and price range are on our very doorstep, and you’re just a short stroll away from the shops, bars, restaurants, theatres, art galleries, museums and other historical landmarks that have made Newcastle upon Tyne one of the most animated and exciting cities in Europe.
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