Opening TimesDance City Newcastle is open daily during term times:* Ticket Office phone lines are open during building opening times, contact us on 0191 261 0505. Monday: 8.30am – 9.00pm Tuesday: 8.30am – 8.30pm Wednesday: 8.30am - 8.00pm Thursday: 8.30am – 8.30pm Friday: 8.30am – 7pm Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm *There may be occasional changes to our opening times, when we have a performance or special event. Please check website for updates. Dance City Sunderland: Is temporarily closed - please check back for updates
NewcastleAutumn 2020: Monday 7 September - Sunday 13 December
The Dance City Café is temporarily closed. For the foreseeable future, there will be complimentary hot drinks and fruit available in the Café area. You are most welcome to use this space to read, work and meet. Please feel free to bring along your own food too, and dispose of any waste in the bins provided.
Dance City Sunderland is located within The Fire Station Arts Centre in Sunderland city centre. The Engine Room pub is open everyday within The Fire Station.
Dance City is committed to dance reaching as many people as possible. Our buildings in both Newcastle and Sunderland are fully accessible and our friendly staff at the ticket office are on hand to help with your enquiries on 0191 261 0505. Facilities include:
- Accessible parking – in Newcastle this is on the ground level of Grainger Town Multi storey car park and in Sunderland there is on-street accessible parking immediately in front of the Fire Station
- Level access to the Dance City and Fire Station building
- Lift access between all levels
- Accessible toilets, showers and changing rooms
- Induction loop at the Ticket Office
Dance City Newcastle is located in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, just a 5 minute walk from Newcastle Central Station. Central Station and St James metro stations are both close by.
Dance City Sunderland is located within the Fire Station in the centre of Sunderland, just across the road from the Bridges shopping centre (next door to the Empire Theatre). The nearest metro station is Sunderland.
Travelling from the South
Head north past A1 Washington Services, continue on A1. Exit onto the A184 towards Gateshead/Newcastle. Continue on A189 and cross the Redheugh Bridge. Take the middle lane on to St James Boulevard/A189. Turn right onto Westmorland Road/A186. Take the first left onto Waterloo Street and turn left onto Peel Lane.
Head north on the A1 towards Durham. Exit at J62 onto the A690 towards Sunderland. Continue on A690 then at the 3rd roundabout take the first exit onto the A1231. At the first roundabout take the 3rd exit and then take the 1st left onto High Street West.
Travelling from the North
From Morpeth head south on the A1. Take the A69/A186 ramp to Hexham/City Centre (West). At the roundabout take the first exit onto the West Road/A186, continue along the A186 West Road. Continuing on the West Road head down a hill (there are various motorbike shops on either side of the road) when you reach the traffic lights at the bottom of the hill turn right onto St James Boulevard/A189. Head straight and you will pass Dance City on your left. At the traffic lights turn left onto Westmorland Road, then take the first left onto Waterloo Street and turn left onto Peel Lane.
From Morpeth head south on the A1. Exit towards Cramlington/Blyth/Ashington and take the A19/Tyne Tunnel (charges apply). Follow A19 and then take the exit onto the A1231 towards Sunderland/Gateshead. Take the 1st exit onto Wessington Way. Remain right for the City Centre and cross the Queen Alexandra bridge. Go straight across 3 roundabouts then at the 4th roundabout take the 2nd exit onto St Michael’s Way/A1231/A183. Turn left onto High Street West.
Parking Newcastle: Grainger Town Multi storey car park is situated right next to Dance City and can be found when turning onto Waterloo Street. Grainger Town car park is free after 5pm as part of Alive After Five. Please note that weekend parking can be very busy and taking public transport into the city centre is a good idea if at all possible.
Parking Sunderland: The closest car park is Sunderland City Council on Livingstone Rd, which is behind the Fire Station and across the road (opposite the Magistrates Court). Parking is charged at £1.10 per hour or £2 for the evening after 6pm.
We are just a 5 minute walk from Newcastle Central Station. Exit the station and turn left on Neville Street. Walk along until you see Centre for Life on your left opposite its entrance archway there is a pedestrian crossing, cross over and head left. At Premiere Newsagents turn right onto Waterloo Street where you’ll see Akbars Restaurant and head straight. On the second left turning head left up Peel Lane and you will see Dance City at the top of the lane.
The Fire Station is less than 10 minutes walk from Sunderland train & metro station. The quickest route is through the Bridges shopping centre – exit the station and turn right then turn left into the Bridges. Walk straight ahead through the Bridges towards Starbucks. Turn right out of the Bridges and cross the road, the Fire Station is to the left of The Peacock pub. If the Bridges is closed turn right out of the station then turn left onto High Street West. Follow the High Street across Keel Square until you reach The Peacock pub. The Fire Station is on your right.
By public transport
All public travel information including rail links and bus and Metro timetables are available from Nexus or Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.
For local bus services, bus stops are located very close by at Central Station and Westgate Road opposite Tyne Theatre.
We are just a 5 minute walk from Newcastle Central Station. Exit the station and turn left on Neville Street. Walk along until you see Centre for Life on your left, opposite its entrance archway there is a pedestrian crossing, cross over and head left. At Premiere Newsagents turn right onto Waterloo Street (Akbars Restaurant) head straight. On the second left turning head left up Peel Lane and you will see Dance City at the top of the lane.
City Centre – Grey’s Monument
We are just a ten minute walk from the main city centre. Starting at Greys Monument head left towards Blackett Street, Boots Chemist will be on your left. Continue straight and you will see Next on your left. At the pedestrian crossing cross over and continue to head straight on towards Gallowgate. Follow this path, passing St James Park on your right. Continue straight and you will arrive at Dance City on your left hand side.
Please see walking instructions above from the train station.
We’re located close to a number of key cycle routes; you can find details of nearby routes via Sustrans. We have a number of cycle racks outside the building to lock up your bike.
Newcastle International Airport for more information visit Newcastle Airport.
International Ferry Terminal for more information visit DFDS.