The Late Shows 2022

13 - 14 May

Getting Around

Many venues are within walking distance from each other but we also offer some free buses to help you go further afield.

On Friday night Stanley Travel will offer a free half-hourly mini bus shuttle service between selected venues in the Ouseburn Valley.

During Saturday's event, three open-top Stagecoach buses will be running a free timetabled service dropping off at key points in Newcastle and Gateshead. A further half-hourly shuttle bus will transport visitors between Shipley Art Gallery, Bensham Grove Community Centre and BALTIC in Gateshead. All busses are accessible.

Saturday bus timetable

  Bus 1 Bus 2 Bus 3 Bus 1 Bus 2 Bus 3 Bus 1 Bus 2 Bus 3 Bus 1 Bus 2 Bus 3 Bus 1 Bus 2 Bus 3 Bus 1
01 Discovery Museum 18:00 18:20 18:40 19:00 19:20 19:40 20:00 20:20 20:40 21:00 21:20 21:40 22:00 22:20 22:40 23:00
02 Great North Museum Handcock 18:10 18:30 18:50 19:10 19:30 19:50 20:10 20:30 20:50 21:10 21:30 21:50 22:10 22:30 22:50 23:10
03 Laing Art gallery 18:15 18:35 18:55 19:15 19:35 19:55 20:15 20:35 20:55 21:15 21:35 21:55 22:15 22:35 22:55 23:15
04 Law Courts 18:20 18:40 19:00 19:20 19:40 20:00 20:20 20:40 21:00 21:20 21:40 22:00 22:20 22:40 23:00 23:20
05 Baltic 18:25 18:45 19:05 19:25 19:45 20:05 20:25 20:45 21:05 21:25 21:45 22:05 22:25 22:45 23:05 23:25
06 Shipley Art Gallery 18:35 18:55 19:15 19:35 19:55 20:15 20:35 20:55 21:15 21:35 21:55 22:15 22:35 22:55 23:15
07 Gateshead Central Library 18:37 18:57 19:17 19:37 19:57 20:17 20:37 20:57 21:17 21:37 21:57 22:17 22:37 22:57 23:17
08 Tyne Bridge 18:42 19:02 19:22 19:42 20:02 20:22 20:42 21:02 21:22 21:42 22:02 22:22 22:42 23:02 23:22
09 Central Station 18:47 19:07 19:27 19:47 20:07 20:27 20:47 21:07 21:27 21:47 22:07 22:27 22:47 23:07 23:27
01 Discovery Museum 18:52 19:12 19:32 19:52 20:12 20:32 20:52 21:12 21:32 21:52 22:12 22:32 22:52 23:12 23:32
01 Discovery Museum stop also get off here for, Life Science Centre, The Common Room, Maple Terrace Masonic Hall, Newcastle Arts Centre / Assembly House / The Black Swan Bar
02 Great North Museum: Hancock stop also get off here for Hatton Gallery, Gallagher & Turner, Tea Sutra
03 Laing Art Gallery stop also get off here for Newcastle City Library
04 Law Courts stop also get off here for Bessie Surtees House, the Side Gallery
05 BALTIC stop get off here for, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Academy of Music & Sound, Orbis Community (High Street), Orbis Community (Interchange Centre)
06 Shipley Art Gallery stop
07 Gateshead Central Library stop
08 Tyne Bridge stop also get off here for, Newcastle Cathedral, Kelburn House (Arcadea), High Bridge Works
09 Central Station stop get off here for, trains, Metros and other buses. Also get off here for, Life Science Centre, The Common Room, Pattern Shop

Ouseburn shuttle bus

Friday only. Stopping half-hourly at:
01 Star and Shadow Cinema also get off here for Flea Circus
02 The Biscuit Factory also get off here for Cobalt Studios, Biscuit Tin Studios, Shieldfield Artworks, The Newbridge Project, Christ Church
03 Northern Print
04 36 Lime Street also get off here for Jim Edwards Studio Gallery, Ouseburn Farm, Seven Stories, Time Bandits, Victoria Tunnel, Bottleworks
05 Tyne Bank Brewery

Gateshead shuttle bus

Saturday only. Stopping half-hourly at:
01 Shipley Art Gallery also get off here for Gateshead Central Library, the main City Sightseeing bus
02 Bensham Grove Community Centre
03 Baltic also get off here for Academy of Music and Sound, Orbis Community (High Street), Orbis Community (Interchange Centre)

Visiting by plane

Newcastle International Airport is served by many airlines providing direct links from top international and UK destinations, and is only eight miles from the city centre. The region’s metro service provides direct and frequent links to the heart of Newcastle in just 20 minutes.

Visiting by car

The A1(M) passes through NewcastleGateshead linking the area to London, the South, Scotland and major routes across the country. The A69 links west to Carlisle, the Lake District and, via the M6, to the South and West of England.

With Alive After Five there are 1000s of free parking spaces across Newcastle from 5pm every evening. For more information visit www.get-into-newcastle.co.uk. Take advantage of this great offer for The Late Shows and once you are in the City Centre use the free City SightSeeing buses to get around The Late Shows venues.

Visiting by rail

Direct rail services run from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station. National Express operate the East Coast mainline from London King's Cross to Scotland via Newcastle and the CrossCountry route links the region with Scotland, the Midlands and the South West. Northern Rail operate from Carlisle, Teesside and beyond, while TransPennine Express services run from Manchester, Liverpool and stations across Yorkshire. A new London King's Cross service to Sunderland is operated by Grand Central Trains.

Newcastle Central Station is within easy walking distance of many central destinations and is well connected by Metro, QuayLink, bus and taxi.

For more information contact National Rail Enquiries on:

www.nationalrail.co.uk

Tel 08457 48 49 50

Maintained by Harry Bailey