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We’re thrilled to be taking part in The Late Shows on Saturday 14th May, from 7pm-11pm!

This year’s late-night culture crawl across Newcastle and Gateshead is the first since 2019, so it’s sure to be one to remember! We'll be joined by our friends at Unfolding Theatre in our Wood Hall, and by Jennifer Hastings and the band in our café bar, 5|Quarter. Find out what they will be doing, and how you can get involved below.

Like all our activities, it's FREE to visit us for The Late Shows, so make sure you stop by - no booking required! The Late Shows are operating free, regular shuttle buses to take you around the participating venues - so no need to worry about travel. To find out more about this, and The Late Shows in general, visit the

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Explore your curiosity with Unfolding Theatre

Where might your curiosity lead you?

Join Unfolding Theatre for 15-minute pop-up workshop, set within our stunning Wood Hall, which has served as a backdrop for innovation and curious minds since 1872.

Starting with a Wall of Wonder, together we'll set out on an intriguing and inspiring journey of big questions, surprising discoveries, and lightbulb moments! We’ll see you there…

Photo credit: North News

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The 5|Quarter speakeasy, with Jennifer Hastings and the band

For 4 hours, our café bar, 5|Quarter will be transformed into a speakeasy, with the brilliant Jennifer Hastings and the band.

With complimentary snacks, plus a number of great offers currently running in our bar like 2 cocktails for £12, this is not a night to miss!

And, if you fancy, you can grab the mic too and show us what you've got!