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Introducing BALTIC

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

"A wide range of function rooms available for private hire"



"A brilliant venue for any kind of private function from a wedding to a corporate event. All staff are helpful and friendly and the venue provides a unique and special environment to add a sense of magnitude to any celebration."


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DateRoomFloorParkingAccessFacilitiesStaff
02/09/2016Upper Function RoomFirst Floor via lift

Permanent wooden dancefloor

No sound limiter

Air conditioned

PLI requested

PAT requested

No useable in-house lighting effects

No stage area

Haze/smoke prohibited

No effective blackout


PARKING: There is a pay and display, barrier controlled car park in operation nearby but the parking charges a astronomical and apply 24 / 7. Reverse up to the main reception doors for load in then move to a nearby free side street.

ACCESS: For the upstairs function room have the side loading doors opened and carry the gear along a short corridor, through a single loading door into the function room and they like you to setup diagonally across the rear right corner.

FACILITIES: Go diagonally across the rear right corner. Plenty of room but if there's a band on some sharing of resources (space / mains / etc.) is required.

STAFF: Staff are all spot on. Bar staff are friendly, wedding planners are great and the bouncers have an amusing sense of humour! Last orders are 01:30, music off 01:45, room clear by 02:00.

POWER PROVISION: Short extensions (up to 5m) required

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: "The upper function room can easily accommodate 150 - 200 guests and has a beautiful view of the River Tyne and Newcastle City Centre from the Northen balcony. It also has a late license till 2am so be prepared for a long stay ;)"

29/02/2016Riverside TerraceGround

Permanent wooden dancefloor

Blinds/curtains provided

Air conditioned

PLI requested

PAT requested

Some useable in-house lighting effects

Handheld volume monitoring

No stage area

Haze/smoke prohibited


PARKING: No Parking available

ACCESS: Access from loading doors directly to loading area then up stairs to venue room

FACILITIES: Large open dance floor area. Excellent space for set up and a good layout - width available: 4-5m - height clearance: 3-4m

STAFF: Staff are exceptionally friendly and hard working and work with you to help make the night a success

POWER PROVISION: Plenty of 13A sockets in close proximity to setup area

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: "Excellent Venue that I work in regularly. Great Staff, Great Environment and always put on a fantastic and professional event."

29/02/2016Baltic KitchenGround

Air conditioned

PLI requested

PAT requested

Vinyl or stone floor area for dancing

Some useable in-house lighting effects

No stage area

Haze/smoke prohibited

SOUND LIMITER - Moderately sensitive

No effective blackout


PARKING: There is a pay and display (barrier operated) car park adjoining the building. 2 for first hour, 1 per each additional hour. Free side street parking nearby after 6pm - we used that.

ACCESS: Easiest way is through the main doors at reception and carry the kit down to The Baltic Kitchen (restaurant by day / party venue at night). There are automatic doors en route which open when you approach them (very handy :)

FACILITIES: Set up rig to the immediate left of the bar. You have about 4 square feet to work in but screens / etc. can be laid out in front of the bar with effects lights mounted on high up shelves if desired. Tricky at first but you soon get used to it. - width available: 2m or less - height clearance: over 4m

STAFF: Lots of staff working here. All are helpful, friendly, polite and happy to help with loading / setup / etc. Kept fed and watered all night. Great staff. The venue has its own Wedding Planners too :)

POWER PROVISION: Short extensions (up to 5m) required

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: "Hyper stylish venue with a glass sided function room overlooking the River Tyne / Millennium Bridge / etc. Stunning views (Ill upload a pic later). Sound must not exceed 90db else all hell breaks loose !! Other than that, a superb venue best suited to Wedding Receptions, corporate events, high end occasions, etc. Power comes from behind the bar so take longish extensions. Wear a shirt and tie to work here."

Suitability for Parties & Events

Information is based on enquiries and bookings handled via needadisco.com so whilst it's a great insight, if you have any questions or concerns about holding a function or event at BALTIC please contact the venue.

Sound Limiter Device


We understand that a Sound Limiter Device is installed at BALTIC.

These can affect your DJ or band's performance by tripping out the power in the event of too much noise, and are usually installed as a condition of licensing the venue for events

Interruptions can cause prolonged breaks in the entertainment or even curtailment of the event should a sudden outage damage electrical equipment

If this is of concern, please contact BALTIC for clarification


Seated Capacity: 200
Full catering available
Bar available
Wedding Receptions
Private Parties
Functions & Events
Corporate Events


Parties held at BALTIC

The following events will/have taken place at BALTIC just to give you some idea of suitability...

WhenWhatGuestsDJ used
Jun 2018Wedding or Civil Partnership150, A mix of age groups
Jun 2018Wedding or Civil Partnership120, A mix of age groups
Jul 2017Wedding or Civil Partnership130, All Adults; mixed ages
Jul 2017Wedding or Civil Partnership110, A mix of age groups
Jun 2017Wedding or Civil Partnership80, All Adults; mixed ages
Aug 2016Wedding or Civil Partnership100, A mix of age groups
Aug 2016Wedding or Civil Partnership110, A mix of age groups
Jul 2016Wedding or Civil Partnership350, A mix of age groups
Oct 2015Birthday 40th60, A mix of age groups
Jul 2015Wedding or Civil Partnership200, 20-30 Somethings
Mar 2015Wedding or Civil Partnership200, Mainly middle-agedGNG Entertainment
Dec 2014Wedding or Civil Partnership100, A mix of age groups
Jun 2014Wedding or Civil Partnership170, A mix of age groups
May 2013Dinner Dance150, Young Adults
May 2013Dinner Dance150, Young Adults
Nov 2012Birthday 50th50, A mix of age groups

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BALTIC is located at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

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