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Gateshead Quays

Gateshead Quays is the UK’s newest International Conference and Exhibition Centre, and Arena Venue – Opening Winter 2023

Gateshead Quays will sit on the banks of the River Tyne at the heart of NewcastleGateshead; perfectly positioned between Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

The £260 million Gateshead Quays development will include:

  • 12,500 capacity state-of-the-art arena venue.
  • International Conference and Exhibition Centre.
  • 2 new hotels.
  • Outdoor event space.

The International Conference and Exhibition Centre will feature:

  • 6,300 sqm main exhibition hall – sub divisible into 3 halls and pillar free.
  • 1,620 sqm multi-purpose conference hall, with various options to subdivide. 
  • 990 sqm, multi-purpose meeting / event space, river-facing with feature balconies overlooking Gateshead Millennium Bridge, with various options to subdivide.
  • 13 flexible meeting / event rooms in total, plus the exhibition hall(s) and a feature boardroom.
  • 1,350 sqm outdoor events space with infrastructure for staging events.

Would you like to be among the first to hold a world-class event at this brand new facility in 2023/24? Email us at or speak to us +44 (0)191 440 5757.

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