Recite Me
Friday, 13 May 2022 to Saturday, 14 May 2022
6pm - 10:30pm

The Late Shows will return to Ouseburn, Newcastle and Gateshead on Friday 13 & Saturday 14 May 2022. 
Cultural venues in the area can now apply to be a part of the programme. For more information visit

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID 19, The Late Shows, which is sponsored by The Biscuit Factory and facilitated by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, will make a welcome return in 2022. The late-night cultural crawl across Newcastle Gateshead typically includes around 50 venues making it one of the biggest after-hours cultural events in the UK. The two-day event features open art studios, music, performance, galleries, museums and a host of the most bizarre and intriguing interactive events.

The full programme will be announced in the spring. 

A firm favourite in the NewcastleGateshead calendar, The Late Shows organised by Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums is a free late-night culture crawl taking place in NewcastleGateshead across a weekend in mid-May each year.

Experience an after-hours festival of culture and events across Ouseburn on the Friday and in central Newcastle and Gateshead on the Saturday.

During The Late Shows, museums, galleries, studio collectives and landmark historical buildings come together to offer visitors one-off events including hands-on workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, performances and parties. It's all about encouraging people to do something cultural with their evening in celebration of the national event Museums at Night. 

The main objective of The Late Shows is to encourage people to visit a cultural venue that they may not have visited before. In particular, our aim is to attract a younger audience and share loyal audiences between venues.


Tickets: £Free Entry

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Various venues across,NewcastleGateshead,Tyne and Wear,NE1 3AZ

Telephone: 0191 232 6789