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The Glasshouse International Centre for Music


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The Glasshouse International Centre for Music, conference venue, unique building

large auditorium, conference space, theatre layout

event in action, music entertainment, chairs and tables

event in action, concourse, unique event space

small auditorium, theatre layout, conference room

  • Capacity: 250+
  • Suitable for: conferences, dinners, meetings, receptions


The Glasshouse International Centre for Music, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 2JR

The Glasshouse International Centre for Music

The Glasshouse International Centre for Music, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 2JR

Our spectacular glass-fronted venue is perched on the banks of the River Tyne. With the breathtaking backdrop of Newcastle’s city skyline, The Glasshouse International Centre for Music is the perfect setting for any conference or event. Looking for elegant glamour for an awards ceremony? A prestigious place for your international medical convention or political conference? Or the buzz for your brand launch? The versatility of this amazing place will astound you.


Located on NewcastleGateshead Quayside with easy access via car, train or plane. Located very close to the A1 and with our own car park offering nearly 300 spaces, including 36 priority spaces for blue badge holders. The nearest train station is Newcastle Central with direct connections to other UK cities; less than three hours from London and just 90 minutes from Edinburgh and Leeds. If flying, you can take your pick from 80 destinations, regularly flying into Newcastle International Airport. It takes just 25 minutes from the airport to the city centre on the Tyne and Wear Metro.


Our one-of-a-kind curved structure is home to two auditoriums, flat-floored function rooms and
distinctive breakouts. Our crowning glory? The large central Concourse used for exhibitions, dinners and parties. All under one roof, with our own production crew and in-house catering. We offer event spaces with specialist-designed auditorium acoustics and state-of-the-art facilities, in a building sprung from the imagination of the renowned Norman Foster & Partners.




We don’t believe goals should just be met; we surpass them. Our pledge to be net zero by 2030 is
20 years ahead of the government’s target. We are smashing our Environmental Impact Reduction Objectives (EIROs) and we continue to deliver best environmental practice. And we’re here to help you create joyful, impactful, and sustainable events. Member of aim, beam and Julie’s Bicycle.


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