The Late Shows 2023 – dates confirmed for NewcastleGateshead’s annual culture crawl

One of the biggest events in Newcastle and Gateshead’s cultural calendars, The Late Shows will take place across two nights in May 2023, Friday 19 and Saturday 20.

The award-winning free late-night culture crawl – featuring open art studios, music, performance, galleries, museums and a host of the most bizarre and intriguing interactive events – is facilitated by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and usually features over 40 cultural venues staged across Newcastle and Gateshead.

The two-day event – now in its 15th year  is a well-established part of the cultural calendar in the North East, and allows participants to curate their own experience from the vast choice on offer.

Bill Griffiths, Head of Programmes & Collections at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, and Project leads for The Late Shows said: “We are very happy to confirm the dates for the Late Shows in 2023. It is a must-see fixture in our region’s cultural calendar and we’re looking forward to working with the many brilliant cultural venues in Newcastle and Gateshead to provide a weekend full of exciting activities and experiences.”

The event will take place on Friday 19 May in the Ouseburn only and on Saturday 20 May it will be in venues across central Newcastle, the quayside and Gateshead. The line-up of venues taking part will be announced in spring 2023.