Dating back to the 1820s, the Boiler Shop was a focal part of the Stephenson Co locomotive works but recent years have seen it attract up to 3,000 people to its food and music events.

The history of the building is celebrated in the refined and respectful renovation the Clouston Group have carried out on the site, creating an exciting and unique new event space in the centre of Newcastle, with two main event spaces - the shop floor and mezzanine - as well as an outdoor area.


Boiler Shop represents a versatile, state of the art venue, and is easily adaptable for multiple uses – from intimate gigs to headline rock concerts and from banquets to seminars.




Venue Security

We operate a thorough security regime and enhanced safety checks will be in place. We work closely with relevant authorities to ensure the safety of all our visitors.

Any customers planning their trip should allow extra time to access the venue and avoid bringing bags where possible.
NO large bags / NO rucksack allowed.

Guest list / VIP areas

We are unable to offer concession guest lists and private areas.

Cloakroom / Bag storage

We have a cloakroom at the venue and can store your bags and coats for you while you are in the venue.



Tickets for events at  Boiler Shop are available via DICE where you will never be charged a booking fee & WeGotTickets.

Once an event is sold out it will be marked as sold out on our website and there will no longer be a ticket link. Once this happens, the tickets really are sold out.

Tickets purchased on the door on the night of the show must be paid for in cash.

Age restrictions

Unless specified on an event's listing, the Boiler Shop is an 18+ venue. We will always specify on the event's listing when this is not the case. Ticket holders will not be admitted to the event or receive a refund if unable to present valid identification indicating they are over the required age limit for the show they are attending. Only current passport, driving licence or PASS identification cards are accepted as valid forms of ID. Student cards are not accepted. Please note, you may be required to have your ID scanned at the front door.


We suggest walking, cycling or using public transport to get to the Boiler Shop. The venue is located to the rear of Newcastle Central Station and is an easy walk from the city centre.

There is some parking around the venue (on Forth Street and Forth Banks). Here's a list of car parks nearby:



Stephenson Quarter Car Park
Forth Banks, Newcastle Upon-Tyne, NE1 3PH
Phone: 0191 2212211

Central Station’s long stay car park
Neville Street, Newcastle NE1 5DL

Metro Radio Arena’s multi-storey car park
Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7NA
Phone: 0844 493 6666

Times Square Car park
Railway St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7AD
Phone: 0191 243 8294


Crowne Plaza Newcastle is located across the road from the Boiler Shop:

Hawthorn House, Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3SA

Phone: 0191 562 3333

Dress code

Boiler Shop does not have a dress code.


We allow small consumer-type cameras into the Boiler Shop, but not professional SLR-type ones. Unfortunately we cannot issue photo passes or grant access to the photopit as this is done by the band's record label or press representative.

Photos from shows

Looking for photos from our shows? Head to our Facebook page and view our galleries. Galleries are usually published within 2-3 days after a show.