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Venues to hire


We have venues to suit every purpose and occasion whether you are planning a special event, or looking for somewhere to book a conference or a meeting.

St. Mary's Heritage Centre

St Mary’s Church is a Grade I listed building available to hire outside opening hours for receptions, conferences and concerts. A stunning, atmospheric space, although there are some restrictions on what can be permitted in the building. The Main Space has a maximum capacity of 150, plus the Education Space which is ideal for smaller meetings.

Contact:| or telephone: 0191 433 4699

Gateshead Central Library

Caedmon Hall

Situated within Gateshead Central Library, Caedmon Hall is a flexible space with moveable seating, including a raised theatre style tiered seating section.  As well as hosting library and Arts programme events (visit| for listing details) the Hall is also available to hire.  It’s an ideal venue for smaller music events, dance and drama as well as parties, rehearsals, meetings and conferences.

With a capacity of 240 theatre style and approx 110 cabaret style, the hall has excellent acoustics and a wooden sprung floor.

Wheelchair accessible with a lift.  Induction loop available.

Bewicks, downstairs in the library is a licensed café/bar which can be hired with the Hall and seats approx 50.

Arrangements can be made to cater for events.

A discount of 20% is available to Gateshead Council Services, Gateshead based not-for-profit organisations.

Community Rooms

Wailes and Dodds Community Rooms are newly refurbished spaces which can also be hired. These function either as two separate rooms or as one room by opening the partition and are ideal for meetings, presentations and talks and come with a plasma screen and small kitchen area.

Discount of 20% available to all Gateshead Council Services, Gateshead based voluntary groups and Gateshead based not-for-profit organisations.

For further information or to discuss your requirements please contact:

Janice Holmes
Libraries, Sport and Culture
Central Library
Prince Consort Road
Gateshead   NE8 4LN

Tel: 0191 433 8420

Minicom: 0191 478 4839



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