16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Mon-Sun, 10am - 5pm

Artisan Social Space

Unique events space at The Biscuit Factory





Artisan Social Space is a contemporary events venue in The Biscuit Factory, the UK's largest independent art, craft and design gallery. Located in the cultural quarter of Newcastle, it's perfectly suited to urban weddings, private parties and corporate events. Illustrating its versatility, our social space is also home to a vibrant public programme of events, including markets, street food pop ups and author talks.

Neon gallery

Free entry, open daily 10-5pm

Make artisan your own:

Free venue hire

Street food catering options

Exclusive use of the bar and courtyard


Celebrate with Artisan

Host your celebration in our new design-led social space.

Boasting a 30ft mural by figurative artist Dan Cimmermann, Artisan is a unique venue for an unforgettable private dining experience or party, accommodating between 40 and 80 guests. Enjoy exclusive use of our bar and outdoor courtyard. Plus take advantage of exciting street food and external catering options.

To find out more about hosting your event in Artisan, get in touch.


Get Married in Artisan

Perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony and reception, Artisan is is a truly unique space to say ‘I do’ and celebrate with loved ones.

Boasting creative flourishes in the décor, contemporary artwork on display and a 25ft glass wall that looks into the gallery next door, not to mention an outdoor courtyard – Artisan can accommodate between 40 and 80 guests and is available for only £85 per person as part of The Biscuit Factory Wedding Experience.

Shortlisted for Best City Venue in the 2016 UK Wedding Awards and 2018 & 2019 North of England Wedding Awards.

Corporate Hire

For all your corporate hospitality needs - Artisan is an ultra versatile, inspiring backdrop for your business events, away days, personal feasts or Christmas parties.  

Our passionate events team will work with you to craft the perfect event, complemented by state of the art facilities and bespoke catering options.

To find out more about hosting your next event in Artisan, get in touch.


Gift Vouchers

In July of this year, we stopped our Sunday lunch service in Artisan to focus on private hire seven days a week. If you purchased a gift voucher from us, but were unable to redeem this in time, you now have three options:
  • Request a full refund
  • Transfer the voucher to The Biscuit Factory art gallery, redeemable against our artwork
  • Redeem the value of your voucher against a selection of our exquisite wines (with 10% off their regular price) to take home with you

Please note that in order to provide a transfer or refund we firstly require the original voucher as proof of purchase. For gift voucher queries, please contact our team directly by emailing events@thebiscuitfactory.com.

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