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Address: Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SF, England
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nice features inside

nice old building with lovely features inside but could do with updating. you get good shows on, like comediens, singers and more.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
BennyAlgoKarli
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the City Hall on numerous occasions over the years. Toilets always hectic, bar always busy and you can't take drinks into the auditorium. This venue is a beautiful building with so much history behind it. It is one of the more comfortable for watching shows. Staff were friendly and even dancing along to the music. Always clean unfortunately the... More 

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Thank cheryltodd1959
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At the arena I find I watch the video more than the artist performing - even in the back seats you have a FANTASTIC view

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Thank itslel
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice old building with lovely features inside but could do with updating. you get good shows on, like comediens, singers and more.

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Thank BennyAlgoKarli
Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Band were excellent. The venue is dated so leg room is non existent if you are over 5 foot 2. We got to take photos and video without the staff muscling in (I presume the no photography rule is down to the bands preference and not the venue because I've been in the past and the staff have moved in... More 

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Thank TazzzH
Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great band. Beautiful venue but the night was spoilt slightly by the 'Jobsworth' staff in the stalls area. Showaddywaddy is a band whose fans dance in the aisles and they kept telling them to move. This changed in the second half of the show though so don't know if the band spoke to staff.

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Thank vixenval2014
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

very old and tired building the ladies toilets were flooded bar was a no go area as the queues were ridiculous

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Filey, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Went to see Reeves and Mortimer on Thursday night - it was a sellout but the friendly and efficient front of house staff handled it in their stride and the huge queue outside were quickly seated in an old fashioned but well seated auditorium , looking around I couldn't see any blind spots and the building is well served with... More 

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Thank chris e
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

First time at the City Hall for my husband and I. We booked to see Sean Lock. Show was slightly disappointing although made a lot worse by the extremely uncomfortable and cramped seating. We were on the balcony, row M. My husband and I are both around 6ft tall and on the chunky side. My husband barely fit in his... More 

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176 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place for a concert. Comfy seating and a real old fashioned theatre - loads of atmosphere but a bit on the chilly side.

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Thank Lynn M
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went to see Dr Hook, what a great night in a classic venue! The acoustics were awesome. Yes the chairs are dated and the facilities basic! I can live with that just to feel close to the band and be treated to a great experience courtesy of the talent of the guys on stage! Would I come back? Yes!!

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