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Shipley Art Gallery centenary | Thursday 30 November, 6-8pm

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Posted by Rachel Bentham on November 23, 2017 at 11:54

Call for Inventors in Residence at Discovery Museum

Thanks to funding from the Platten Family Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, Discovery Museum is launching New Inventors, a residency programme working with three Inventors in…


Posted by Sarah Younas on November 21, 2017 at 16:30

Call for proposals: Sunderland Culture's New Wear Crossing Artistic Commission.

Posted on behalf of Sunderland Culture

In spring 2018 a new bridge will open in Sunderland across the Wear, linking Pallion to the south of the river with…


Posted by Declan Baharini on November 16, 2017 at 18:10

Latest NGCV enews available

It's all happening across NGCV this month - from Russian visitors sharing learning about partnership working, to our latest economic impact results, a celebration of our Learning and Participation work, to skills and training for staff and…


Posted by Declan Baharini on November 16, 2017 at 17:51

NGCV Offer – 10% OFF The Polar Express at Discovery Museum

Festive Film PLUS - The Polar Express

Sunday 10, 17 & 23 December, 11am & 1.45pm

This Christmas, The Polar Express is returning to our majestic Great Hall, but this year there's much more than just the film to…


Posted by Kate Fyall on November 16, 2017 at 16:39

Creative Fuse news and opportunities for cultural freelancers and organisations

Creative Fuse NE is really getting into its stride now and NGCV is supporting the involvement of the cultural sector in the opportunities and activities which are rolling out across the region and will be sharing the learning and good practice as…


Posted by Declan Baharini on November 16, 2017 at 12:49


NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues

NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues (NGCV) is a voluntary partnership of 10 organisations running 20 venues, archives and heritage sites in Tyne and Wear.  We work together to share learning and information and maximise our sustainability, as well as our social, cultural and economic impact.

This NGCV ning is an online social network for the partnership, where staff of the 10 organisations can work together and share information, learning and opportunities. It is not a website and is not open to people who are not staff or volunteers of the 10 organisations to join.  

For our public facing website, please visit

NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues

NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues (NGCV) is an alliance of ten North East building-based producers and presenters representing most cultural forms and operating 20 venues and heritage sites. 

Find out more about our partnership, work and impact and all the latest news on our website here.


From 2009-14 we hosted 19.5 million attendances at our cultural activities and 4.6 million engagements in learning and participation, including with 2.5 million children and young people.  We are also active and influential regionally, nationally and internationally.


  • BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
  • International Centre for Life
  • Dance City
  • Live Theatre
  • Northern Stage
  • Seven Stories
  • Theatre Royal
  • Sage Gateshead
  • Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
  • Tyneside Cinema


We work together to maximise the artistic and economic potential of the cultural sector in the North East. We achieve this by developing strategic and creative initiatives, sharing practice and resources and by being a strong collective voice.


After a decade of informal joint working to 2009, we now have an extensive partnership which is deeply embedded across and within all the organisations.  We share a collective desire to investigate new models of sustainability, as well as explore the advantages of working together to develop audiences and new activities.

We explore ways to become more efficient, more cost-effective, better informed about each other and the external landscape in which we operate, better placed to use our shared resources, better able to measure and demonstrate our collective value and better placed to engage with audiences and new technologies. This in turn makes us a more credible voice in representing the case for continued investment in culture and to gain maximum value from all the investment of the past decade.


To our knowledge, the extent of this collaboration is unmatched in the UK and is already being shared as a model nationally.  We are keen to share learning and benefits across the cultural sector and work with others wherever possible.


Staff enthusiasm, commitment and energy has been critical in our successes to date and we are continually seeking new ways to engage, inform and enable staff to work together.



NGCV staff offers

Take advantage of 10 special offers especially designed for staff and get discounts and deals across NGCV's 20 cultural venues and sites. For details see below or click on the link to download them. NGCV Staff Offers June 2017…


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