BALTIC Centre (Gateshead)

Prices vary depending on package. Venue hire available.

  • Corporate Events & Conferences, Private Dining, Weddings, Children’s Parties, Parties & Celebrations

Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.

BALTIC’s mission is to create exceptional access to important and innovative contemporary art in a unique setting, that encourages and enables learning and transformational thinking.



Housed in one of the most iconic buildings in the north east of England on the south side of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC offers a elegant and unique venue for conferences, meetings and corporate events.


BALTIC’s largest event suite is located on level 1. Stretching out across a whole floor of the gallery, it offers the grandeur and scale of an exhibition. The main room with its white walls and pinewood floors can be dressed to impress and is available for corporate hires, workshops and conferences. Other events have included large scale TV broadcasts, fashion shows and product launches.

The suite comprises of the main auditorium, large reception entrance and orientation space, a 54 seat cinema and a small meeting area known as the Cube. The cinema, the Cube and reception spaces can be hired independently of the other Level 1 facilities. Level 1 is also fully equipped technically, with a full audio, video and specialist lighting rig.


Our River Terrace is a world apart from other event spaces suites. With an enviable location on BALTIC’s ground floor mezzanine level, overlooking the River Tyne, the event space and exclusive terrace are ideal for corporate events and with a fully licensed bar and outdoor terrace it’s a great location for staff parties, private dining and conferences.


BALTIC offers several unique and flexible spaces for meetings, interviews and workshops. Our modern meeting spaces are north and west facing, making the most of the landmark views over the River Tyne, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Baltic Square and The Sage Gateshead. The rooms hold up to 40 reception style, 35 theatre style and 25 boardroom style.


BALTIC Kitchen can be found on the ground and is the perfect venue for smaller events. An intimate setting, under the warm glow of designer lights, it looks out onto Baltic Square with a heated outdoor Terrace. BALTIC Kitchen is available after 7pm and can accommodate up to 150 guests. Perfect for drinks receptions and business breakfast between 7.30am and 9.00am.


Six is BALTIC’s spectacular rooftop restaurant, with stunning panoramic views across Gateshead and Newcastle. Understated and elegant, Six is the perfect venue for a variety of event types. We can accommodate 110 guests for a sit-down meal, 130 theatre style, or 200 for a standing, reception style event. There is no room hire charge for Six, but instead a minimum food and drink spend applies. Due to the volume of bookings Six receives, it is advisable to enquire about hiring Six at least six months prior to your event date.


Six Viewing Box is available for private hire at select times during the week. The floor to ceiling windows flood the room with light during the summer months and on an evening guests can see stunning views of the River Tyne’s famous bridges. A beautifully relaxing setting for drinks receptions or business breakfasts, it has a standing capacity of 40, however seated meals are generally not possible due to the size of the room.


Level 5 Viewing Box (directly below Six Viewing Box) is a BALTIC gallery space with stunning panoramic views across the city and is available for private dining in the evening (up to 25 guests).

To find out more about hiring BALTIC, please contact the Events Team on 0191 440 4949, email



BALTIC is housed in a former flourmill on the historic banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead. A dramatic landmark building, the gallery hosts an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions and events.

The building is home to several dramatic spaces for your big day. River Terrace on the ground floor boasts an urban city backdrop with an exclusive outdoor terrace. Level 1, the ultimate blank canvas for your day, can be dressed to impress with it’s spectacular white walls and pine wood floors, it’s very own 54 seat cinema and greeting space which oozes natural light from the buildings statement glass elevation. Not forgetting the award-winning Six restaurant located on the top floor which shows jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides.

You can have the option of hosting your whole day at BALTIC. The gallery is fully licensed to host ceremonies in any of it’s spectacular spaces.

Our dedicated team of Wedding Planners are on hand to help you to plan your day from start to finish. Contact us today to find out more by contacted the team on 0191 440 4949 or

Children’s Parties

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got a potential Picasso or a Spielberg-to-be, you can personalise your BALTIC Children’s Party to make it fun, unique and memorable.

We offer unique children’s entertainment tailored to your child, parties full of magical ideas, as well as inclusive parties for groups with Special Educational Needs and Disability*

A party lasts 2 hours and included in the price is:

• BALTIC exclusive party activity led by Celebration Station’s children’s party specialists
• Hire of ‘The Launch Pad’ our designated party room with beautiful views overlooking the NewcastleGateshead Quayside
• All the paint, paper and materials required for the activity
• Hire of all equipment and props for the party

To have a birthday party picnic lunch, we can cater for £6 per child. Please bring your own cake!

We offer a range of BALTIC parties as listed below.

Recommended age 3-10yrs

During this beastly BALTIC party, children will become ‘Monster Hunters’ who are on a quest to discover a rare species of monster! They will work together to create a large magical monster out of a mix of materials and unveil this new species to a small audience. But be warned.… this monster might be partial to a tasty grown-up, have hundreds of eyes or a tail as long as a dinosaur.

Parties cost £150 for up to 15 children.

Recommended age 3-10yrs

BALTIC Paint Parties are a fun, safe and magnificently messy way to celebrate your child’s birthday at BALTIC. These are great for a wide range of ages and enable children to express themselves through a number of different painting activities. Younger children will explore colours, textures and shapes, whilst they paint with brushes, rollers and stamps, not to mention hands and feet!

Paint Parties cost £220 for a maximum of 15 children.

Recommended age 7yrs+

Lights, camera, action! BALTIC film making parties are a fun and exciting way to celebrate you child’s birthday at BALTIC. Suitable for a wide range of ages, these customisable parties enable children to express themselves through the planning and creation of their own mini movies. Whether they decide to create a sci-fi or thriller, western or comedy, we have everything you need to make it a blockbuster! They’ll be able to take it in turns to be the director, the actors, the screen writers and camera crew! Everyone is then invited to the VIP Premier before posing for photographs on the red carpet.

Filmmaking Parties cost £150 for up to 8 children, £220 for up to 15.

Recommended age 7yrs+

Celebrate your child’s birthday this year with a BALTIC jewellery making party! Children will design and create their own contemporary jewellery using a mixture of traditional and unusual materials Once the designing and making is done it’s time to reveal the collection either striking a pose on the catwalk or making your own fashion showcase film roll.

Parties cost £150 for up to 15 children.

*The facilitators who run our parties are highly experienced in working with children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities. All of the parties listed above are available and we are committed to making your chosen party as suitable for the needs of your group as we can. Please note that an additional facilitator may be needed to support at an additional cost of £50. All of BALTIC’s spaces are fully accessible. Please contact us for further details.

For further information regarding all of our party offers, please e-mail


  • S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA
  • 0191 478 1810
  • Overall experience


No comments

Leave a reply

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *