Published Saturday, 21st January 2023
By James Cowen
Colin Davison Photography
The Late Shows is an award-winning, free, late-night culture crawl from May 19-20. Museums, galleries, studio collectives and heritage venues come together to offer one-off events including activities, behind-the-scenes tours, performances and parties. It's the perfect way to sample the best of Newcastle and Gateshead's cultural offer in short taster visits.
According to their website, The Late Shows began in 2007 and have grown massively. In the first year, 14 venues took part, rising to more than 40 in 2022. The main objective of The Late Shows is to encourage people to visit a cultural venue that they may not have visited before and in particular, to attract a younger audience whilst sharing audiences between venues.
If you own a venue in the Gateshead or Newcastle area that could offer a tour, performances, live music, pop-up bars (to name a few), you could sign up and take part.
If you would like to be part of The Late Shows 2023, download the guidance and submission form and submit your event to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 27 February 2023.
This year, the focus in May is set to be on venues in Ouseburn on the Friday night and then the city centre, quayside and venues in Gateshead on the Saturday.