Concerts and Performing Arts in Newcastle

With a grand selection of thriving music venues, picturesque theatres and exceptional local talents just moments from our doors, how better to experience Newcastle than by visiting the city’s stellar arts and culture scene first-hand.


22nd April 2023

Billy Ocean at the O2 City Hall

A legendary voice in British R&B is set to return to Newcastle this spring…Join Billy Ocean as returns from a ten-year hiatus to tour his original album, One World at Newcastle’s stunning O2 City Hall, just a short distance from our doorstep.

1st to 3rd of May 2023

Michael Bublé at Utilita Arena

International sensation Michael Bublé is set to bring his international tour Higher to Newcastle’s very own Utilita Arena this spring. Watch Bublé recount his most loved hits from the last 20 years along with some new tracks from his new album, in his first UK tour in four years.

6th June 2023

KISS at Utilita Arena

Is there any better way to kick off your summer than by joining Utilita Arena in welcoming the legendary rock and roll band KISS in their final UK tour? Appropriately titled the ‘End of the Road’ tour, watch as their epic 45-year legacy of performing live draws to a close.

9th and 10th June 2023

Sam Fender headlines at St James Park Arena

Sam Fender, one of the UK’s most distinct young voices in music, returns to Newcastle at last in his second national arena tour, performing live from St James Park.

13 to 16th September 2023

Busted at Utilita Arena

For a touch of nostalgia, join Utilita Arena in welcoming back iconic British punk rock band Busted. Featuring beloved hits such as Crashed the Wedding and Year 3000, this is not a concert to be missed lightly!


13th and 14th of May 2023

Russell Howard at O2 City Hall

Adored British comic Russell Howard returns to Newcastle this spring with his side-splitting new comedy tour, where he puts the world to right in his own unique and comedic manner.

20th May 2023

Cathedral of Comedy 2023

Join a host of respected British comedians for a raucous night of sharp wit and outstanding comedy in Newcastle cathedral. With performers including Lloyd Griffin, Lou Sanders and more against the stunning backdrop of the Cathedral, this must be the north of England’s ultimate comedy night.

12th of October 2023

Munya Chawawa at O2 City Hall

A relatively new comedian on the scene, viral sensation Munya Chawawa has been quick to make a name for himself in the British comedy scene. Join Munya at the O2 City Hall for a quick witted, character-filled display of comedic excellence, just moments from our doors.


As one of the north’s most vibrant cities, Newcastle could be described as a cultural hub in the north of England, with countless operas, plays or musicals finding their home in the city.

18th to 29th April 2023

Mathew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal

Mathew Bourne’s enchanting reimagining of Sleeping Beauty will at last arrive in Newcastle this month! Enter Bourne’s gothic world of fairies and vampires, in this supernatural retelling of a childhood classic and experience the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, brought to life by the stellar New Adventures company.

9th to 13th May 2023

The RSC Presents Julius Caesar at the Theatre Royal

Travel back to the Roman age with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s rendition of the fated story of Julius Caesar. For a limited time this spring, witness the betrayal, passion and vindication of what is considered by many to be one of Shakespeare’s most illustrious historical pieces.

4th to 8th July 2023

Six the Musical at the Theatre Royal

This summer, take in the West End hit sensation Six, as it arrives to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal. Experience the tale of the Henry VIII’s ill fortuned six wives in a new light, as the royals return to take back their story in an evening of empowering pop performances, while competing to find the queen most mistreated.

15th to 19th August 2023

The Bodyguard at the Theatre Royal

The Broadway smash-hit takes to the road on their new national tour, having made headlines across the country earlier this year. Inspired by the Whitney Houston masterpiece of the same name, follow superstar Rachel Marron and her bodyguard Frank Farmer through this twisted tale of forbidden love, set to the soundtrack of Whitney Houston’s legendary repertoire.