The Late Shows 2018

18 - 19 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.

During Saturday's main event, four open-top City Sightseeing buses will be running a free timetabled service dropping off at key points in Newcastle and Gateshead. Please note, the City Sightseeing buses will NOT be running through Ouseburn Valley this year.

We've also teamed up with Stanley Travel to offer two additional shuttle services. On Friday, a half-hourly service will operate between selected venues in the Ouseburn Valley. A further half-hourly shuttle bus will run on Saturday from the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead so that you can get to Dunston Staiths and Bensham Grove more easily.

An accessible taxi service is available for disabled people to use. Please speak to a volunteer steward if you require a taxi and they will liaise with a venue to book you one.

Saturday bus timetable

A B C D A B C D A B C D A B C D A
01 Discovery Museum 19.00 19.20 19.40 20.00 20.15 20.35 20.55 21.15 21.35 21.55 22.15 22.35 22.55
02 Hatton Gallery 19.10 19.30 19.50 20.10 20.25 20.45 21.05 21.25 21.45 22.05 22.25 22.45 23.05
03 Laing Art gallery 19.15 19.35 19.55 20.15 20.30 20.50 21.10 21.30 21.50 22.10 22.30 22.50 23.10
04 Law Courts 19.15 19.20 19.40 20.00 20.20 20.35 20.55 21.15 21.35 21.55 22.15 22.35 22.55 23.15
05 BALTIC 18.20 18.40 19.00 19.20 19.25 19.45 20.05 20.25 20.40 21.00 21.20 21.40 22.00 22.20 22.40 23.00 23.20
06 Shipley Art Gallery 18.30 18.50 19.10 19.30 19.35 19.55 20.15 20.35 20.50 21.10 21.30 21.50 22.10 22.30 22.50 23.10 23.30
07 Gateshead High St 18.35 18.55 19.15 19.35 19.40 20.00 20.20 20.40 20.55 21.15 21.35 21.55 22.15 22.35 22.55 23.15 23.35
08 Tyne Bridge 18.38 18.58 19.18 19.38 19.43 20.03 20.23 20.43 20.58 21.18 21.38 21.58 22.18 22.38 22.58 23.18 23.38
09 Newcastle Castle 18.42 19.02 19.22 19.42 19.47 20.07 20.27 20.47 21.02 21.22 21.42 22.02 22.22 22.42 23.02 23.22 23.42
10 Central Station 18.45 19.05 19.25 19.45 19.50 20.10 20.30 20.50 21.05 21.25 21.45 22.05 22.25 22.45 23.05 23.25 23.45
01 Discovery Museum 18.50 19.10 19.30 19.50 19.55 20.15 20.35 20.55 21.10 21.30 21.50 22.10 22.30 22.50 23.10 23.30 23.50
01 Discovery Museum stop also get off here for, Alphabetti Theatre, Dance City, The Globe and Maple Terrace Masonic Hall
02 Hatton Gallery stop also get off here for Culture Lab, Gallagher & Turner and System Gallery
03 Laing Art Gallery stop also get off here for BALTIC 39/NewBridge Books, Bamburgh House, Commercial Union House, Globe Gallery, Kommunity, Goldtapped:The NewBridge Project, Newcastle City Library, Vicolo/Tyneside Bar Café and World Headquarters
04 Law Courts stop get off here for Bessie Surtees House and Swing Bridge
05 BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art stop also get off here for Baltic Square and Sage Gateshead
06 Shipley Art Gallery stop also get off here for Gateshead Central Library and additional shuttle bus serving Bensham Grove and Dunston Staiths
07 High Street stop get off here for Academy of Music & Sound and LearningSkills: Centre
08 Tyne Bridge stop get off here for Prohibition Bar and Sage Gateshead
09 Newcastle Castle stop also get off here for BALTIC 39/NewBridge Books, Cathedral Church of St Nicholas
10 Central Station stop get off here for Cathedral Church of St Mary, Newcastle Arts Centre and The Black Swan

Ouseburn shuttle bus

Friday only. Stopping half-hourly at:
01 Star and Shadow Cinema
02 The Biscuit Factory also get off here for Cobalt Studios, The Holy Biscuit and St Dominic's Priory
03 36 Lime Street also get off here for Grow to Glow, Jim Edwards Studio Gallery, Northern Print, Ouseburn Farm, Seven Stories, Time Bandits and Victoria Tunnel
04 The Tyne Bar
05 Tyne Bank Brewery

Gateshead shuttle bus

Saturday only. Stopping half-hourly at:
01 Shipley Art Gallery also get off here for main City Sightseeing bus
02 Bensham Grove Community Centre
03 Dunston Staiths

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