NEW! - The Twilight Shows

We’re always looking for new ways to help young people visit venues and have fun experiences. This is why for the first time some of The Late Shows venues will be opening their doors a little earlier than usual, as part of The Twilight Shows.

The Twilight Shows will be a series of special events aimed at teenagers, running at various times between 4-7pm. Below you can find our Twilight Shows line-up, all of which are providing some brilliant events and activities for 12-17 year olds.

Tyneside Cinema

Friday 18 May, 4pm

Tyneside Cinema and The Late Shows are teaming up to present a special Twilight screening of this year’s must-see coming of age comedy Love, Simon, with those aged 18 or under able to see the film for free! A brilliant pre-event to enjoy before heading over to Ouseburn for the first night of The Late Shows.

Seventeen-year old Simon Spier (Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson) is waiting for the right moment to tell his family and friends that he’s gay. Based on Becky Albertalli's acclaimed novel, Love, Simon feels both fresh yet sweetly familiar, creating a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story that perfectly reflects our time.

Please note: Visitors aged 18 or under will be able to get free tickets for this screening. To redeem your tickets just email, call 0191 227 5500 or pick your tickets up from Tyneside Cinema’s Box Office in person.

Love, Simon (12A)
Friday 18 May, 16:00
Dir. Greg Berlanti. USA 2018. 1hr 50mins.

Seven Stories

Friday 18 May, open from 6pm

Celebrate comic art, to a soundtrack of comics-inspired tunes.

How about creating supersized comic art in the Studio? Or dressing up as a comic character in the Attic?

There will be live drawing from local comic artist and writer, Nigel Auchterlounie who writes and draws for the Beano and will be signing copies of his new book Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief, available to buy in the Bookshop. Bring your latest comic creations for Nigel to see and learn tips and tricks as you draw along. The Café will also be in on the fun serving ‘Gnashers Bangers’ to keep rumbling tummies at bay along with a good old fashioned tuck shop for those with a sweet tooth!

Before you head off into the night, be sure to join in with a Late Shows Spotlight Tour where one our Story Catchers will share their personal highlights from the eclectic mix of original comic art on display in our interactive Comics exhibition.

Alphabetti Theatre
Saturday 19 May, 4-7pm

GirlHogg and JaZZ RiOT: The Family Show - Join Alphabetti Theatre to enjoy GirlHogg's knock-your-socks-off punk, and JaZZ RiOT with rhymer Ettrick Scott and Tyne Valley teenage guitar sensation Demon Dean Parker. A rare family-friendly set from two of the North East's most original music and spoken word acts. The building will be open from 4pm, with music beginning at 5pm. No need to book just drop in!

Dance City
Saturday 19 May, 4-7pm

Dance is the Word! Grease dance-along at Dance City - Come along and learn iconic dance routines from Grease as it celebrates its 40th year as one of the best loved musicals of all time. Look the part in Grease themed clothes, and dine the part with a special menu inspired by 50s America. The building will be open from 4pm, then you can take part in the dance class and then dance-along with the movie from 5pm

Laing Art Gallery

Saturday 19 May, 4-7pm

Abstraction workshop -Visit the Laing Art Gallery’s Art Studio and work with their young people's group L-ink as they create artworks based on Sean Scully’s large scale paintings. Design your own abstract inspired badges and tote bag to take away.

Please note: There are limited spaces and booking is required. You can book tickets at:

The NewBridge Project

Saturday 19 May, open from 6pm

Deep Adaptation - Take part in a family fermenting workshop, get your own starter seed capsule, and leave a response to questions exploring our relationships to each other and the planet.

Dive into the world of fermentation with Ugly Duckling and learn the traditional art of kimchi making in this hands-on workshop.Take home your own probiotic-rich fermenting jar and enjoy a fresh fruit cocktail while you do so.

Artists Lucien Anderson and David Lisser will be manning Last Ditch Attempt, distributing starter seed capsules, and giving advice about seed preservation.

Deep Adaptation is an ongoing programme of commissions, talks, screenings, workshops and events exploring how current social, political, civic and economic issues can be understood in relation to climate change. Come and have your say about how things might be done differently in the future, and contribute to our collective agenda for action for Newcastle and Gateshead.

Space Six

Saturday 19 May, 4-6.30pm

Space Six invite you to come play with them with some fun game based workshops!

INTERACT WORKSHOP (4-5pm) - A workshop with Kim Tate, artistic director of Inter-Acting. In this 1hr workshop. You will play games, gain confidence, meet new people and be challenged.

Inter-Acting creates stories about the complications of being human. We are a company based on individuals, and we work with groups that have a range of different issues, using theatre as a catalyst to uncover and challenge social injustice.
Please note: Limited spaces, booking required. Email, or visit

OPEN HEART THEATRE WORKSHOP (5-6.30pm) - Have you ever seen someone on stage and thought 'I wish I could do that?', or have you ever done something and thought 'What just happened there?!'

They are a company of Improvisers, which means they make up things that make us laugh, without a script, in front of an audience! Sounds scary huh? Being able to improvise is knowing how you react under pressure and what you can do to make those reactions the ones you want and need.

This workshop will be focused on all the fun games we can play which let us see what happens when we feel 'on the spot'. There'll be a lot of laughs and you might even learn something about yourself.
Please note: Limited spaces, booking required. Email or visit


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