Newcastle City Hall, also known as O2 City Hall Newcastle, was opened in 1927 and has a capacity of over 2,000 guests. It has hosted various popular artists ranging from music to comedy acts. Notable acts have performed here such as The Byrds, Lindisfarne, Rammstein and Jacka. Motorhead also recorded most of their album in 1981 in the venue.
Throughout the years, the venue has become a home for rock bands, orchestras, comedy stands ups and civic functions. The venue is much loved in the area that in 2012 when the City Hall was threatened to close 13,000 people signed a petition against its closure. Due to being Newcastle’s first dedicated concert venue, an organ was built in the building to be used for orchestral concerts and recitals. It was labelled the Rolls Royce of organs.
Upcoming events in Newcastle City Hall include acts like Hozier, James Arthur, Susan Boyle, Jimmy Carr, Keane and much more.