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Venue Guide: The Cluny, Newcastle

Everything you need to know about the Newcastle venue...

The locals absolutely adore this place. Here’s what you need to know about Newcastle’s The Cluny…


The Cluny & Cluny 2, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Telephone Number

0191 2304474

Brief History

is a 300-capacity live music venue, pub and café, on Lime Street, in the Ouseburn Valley area of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Based in a former flax spinning mill, The Cluny occupies part of the wider building at 36 Lime Street, sharing the space with artists, offices and recording studios. In 2009, The Cluny took over what was formerly The Round theatre venue in the adjacent part of the building to open ‘Cluny 2’. This 200 capacity venue lends itself very nicely to both seated, acoustic events, lively rock ‘n’ roll shows, theatre events and private function.

How many people does it hold?

The Cluny: 300
Cluny 2: 200

Who has played there?

Martha Reeves, Mumford & Sons, Arab Strap, Frightened Rabbit, The New York Dolls, Edwyn Collins, Royal Blood, SLAVES, Dannii Minogue, Solange, Rocket From The Crypt, Lethal Bizzle, Kate Nash, Glasvegas, Graham Coxon, Editors, Seasick Steve, Maximo Park, Peter Hook… and many more.

Have there been any “I was there” moments?

On their way to becoming the biggest band in the world, Arctic Monkeys rocked up at the venue five months before the release of their debut album;Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.

Where should I eat?

The venue serves loads of food to get rid of that pre-gig hunger including burgers, pies and halloumi fries.

Where can I stay?

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TicketWeb Tips

The Cluny has a reputation of being a place to catch bands when they’re on the way up. Keep on top of the listings and you may just catch the next Arctic Monkeys. The venue has an amazing beer list, stocking tipples from independent breweries such as Cloudwater, Northern Monk and Magic Rock. 

Where can you carry on the party?

If you want to dance the night away, take a cab ten minutes across the city to Digital. 

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