Things to do around Newcastle


Events near The County, Newcastle this year:

EVENT                                                                                   DATE               LOCATION                                
SPORTS - Football      
Rugby World Cup
South Africa v Scotland
3rd Oct 2015

St James Park

 
Rugby World Cup
New Zealand v Tongo
9th Oct 2015

St James Park

 
Rugby World Cup
Somoa v Scotland
10th Oct 2015

 St James Park

 
SPORTS - Other      
The Newcastle Triathlon 2014  19th July 2014 Newcastle & Gateshead Quayside  

Virgin Money Cyclone Festival of Cycling

19th - 22nd June 2014 Newcastle & Gateshead Quayside, Leazes Park & Northumberland  
Northumberland Plate Day 28th June 2014 Newcastle Racecourse  
Northumberland Plate Day 28th June 2014 Newcastle Racecourse  
BUPA Great North Run 7th September 2014 Newcastle City Centre  
       
MUSIC      
Dolly Parton 14th June 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
Robbie Williams  22nd June 2014   Metro Radio Arena  
Elton John  2nd July 2014
Metro Radio Arena
 
The Saturdays 9th September 2014 Newcastle City Hall  
Ill Divo  21st October 2014  Metro Radio Arena  
Ed Sheeran 25th October 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
Kylie 11th November 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
Paloma Faith     18th November 2014 Newcastle City Hall  
Alfie Boe 29th November 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
The Big Reunion Tour 30th October 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
Michael Buble 5th December 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
Diversity 13th December 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
Andre Rieu 14th December 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
       
COMEDY      
Sarah Millican 21st - 24th May Mill Volvo Tyne  
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 5th & 6th September 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
Dawn French  26th September 2014 Mill Volvo Tyne   
Lee Evans 6th - 8th November 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
Joan Rivers  21st October 2014 Newcastle City Hall  
Lee Mack 8th November 2014 Newcastle City Hall  
John Bishop 19th November 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
John Bishop 23rd November 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
Russell Howard 16th December 2014 Metro Radio Arena  
Jimmy Carr   27th March 2015  Newcastle City Hall  
       
THEATRE      
Derren Brown 2nd - 7th June 2014 Theatre Royal  

Thriller Live
23rd - 28th June 2014 Theatre Royal  
Cats 1st - 12th July 2014 Theatre Royal  
Avenue Q 14th - 16th July 2014 28th Jul - 2nd Aug  
Rock of Ages 28th Jul - 2nd Aug 2014 Sunderland Empire  
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story 4th - 9th Aug 2014 Theatre Royal  
The Mousetrap 1st - 6th Sept 2014 Theatre Royal  
Top Hat  9th - 20th Sept 2014 Theatre Royal  
Lion King 18th Sept - 1st Nov 2014 Sunderland Empire  
The Full Monty 27th Oct - 1st Nov 2014 Theatre Royal  
Riverdance 10th - 15th Nov 2014 Sunderland Empire  
Jeff Wayne's War of the World's   3rd December 2014  Metro Radio Arena  
Shrek the Musical  11th - 29th March 2015 Theatre Royal  
       
CULTURE, FESTIVALS & EXHIBITIONS      
Body Worlds Vital 17th May - 2nd November 2014 Life Science Centre  
AV Festival 14: Art Music film Festival 27th - 29th March 2014 Gateshead Quays  
Gateshead International Jazz Festival 5th - 7th April 2014 Sage Gateshead  
Maker Faire UK 2014   26 & 27th April 2014 Life Science Centre  
The Late Shows 16th & 17th May 2014 City Wide  
¡VAMOS! Festival 2014  7th - 22nd June City Wide  
Newcastle LGBT Pride 18th - 20th July 2014 Town Moor & Times Square  
Sunderland International Air show 25th - 27th July 2014 Sunderland  

Information on Local Venues:
 
Metro Radio Arena:
 
The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, officially ranked 7th as one of the world’s busiest venues by Pollstar magazine, is the largest concert and exhibition venue in the North East of England and is owned and operated by SMG, who prides itself on employing local staff within its venues who know the area and its people, and using local suppliers and services to help support the local economy. The Metro Radio Arena has a strong commitment to the North East as a region, and is more than capable of supporting the very best in entertainment in this superb 40,000sq metre site.  
Walking Directionsto the Metro Radio Arena from the Thistle Newcastle

St James Park:
 
The sixth largest football stadium in the UK and located in the centre of the city.  The cantilever roof can be seen right across the city and it is the largest cantilever in Europe.
 
Besides club football, St James Park has also been used for International football, as a football venue for the 2012 Olympics and will be used as a venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, hosting rugby greats including Scotland, New Zealand and South Africa.  The stadium has also hosted rock concerts and charity events as well as being used for film and television.
 
Stadium tours are available and pre bookable on line.
Walking Directionsto St James Park from the Thistle Newcastle

o2 Academy Newcastle:
 
A beautiful historic venue, AMG invested millions to restore the former City Centre bingo hall on Westgate Road in October 2005. Boasting a magnificent auditorium with original features in the ceiling and stairways and balcony, it really is a dramatic and atmospheric space. The venue also houses a secondary O2 Academy 2 Newcastle space with a production-complete capacity of 400 for showcasing new talent from the local area and breaking new acts on the touring circuit.
Walking Directions to the Theatre Royal from the Thistle Newcastle
 
Theatre Royal:
 
Welcome to the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, family friendly shows, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance – and (we think) the best Pantomime in the country!
 
One of the finest and most historic theatres in the UK, built in 1837 and, following a devastating fire, reconstructed in 1901, a Grade 1 listed landmark!  
Walking Directionsto the Theatre Royal from the Thistle Newcastle

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre:
 
The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre is a Grade I listed building with key elements of outstanding national importance including the lavish auditorium and wooden stage machinery. One of only about twenty-three Grade I listed theatres in Great Britain, the theatre is also one of only ten that date to the Victorian period. The north part of the building is located within the boundary of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. 
Walking Directionsto the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre from the Thistle Newcastle

Sage Gateshead:
 
Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of England.
Walking Directionsto the Sage Gateshead from the Thistle Newcastle


Sunderland Stadium of Light:

Home to Sunderland Football Club and only a 28 minute journey from Thistle Newcastle by Metro- the stadium also plays host to major international concerts with previous acts including Take That, Bon Jovi and Rihanna.
 
Attending any of the above events around Newcastle? Why not end your day with a perfect night's stay The County, Newcastle.

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The above list of city events are provided for information only - the County Hotel cannot guarantee dates or times - information correct at time of publishing and we cannot be held responsible for any errors or changes made by venues, artists and sporting events.

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