16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Wed-Sun, 10am - 5pm

What's On

The Biscuit Factory hosts four seasonal exhibitions a year, as well as exciting showcases in collaboration with external organisations, delicious food events and much more. Find out what's on and what's upcoming below.

Winter Exhibition

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Launching Friday 13 November
We're celebrating the best of The Biscuit Factory this winter with brand new collections from some of your favourite artists.
This season, marking the end of a difficult year for all, we're seeking comfort in the familiar with collections from much loved artists Peter Hallam, Tony Marshall, Malcolm Teasdale, Gordon Wilson, Janine Burrows and more - headlined by a new exhibition from Deborah Grice.
Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with all of our Winter plans, including previews and presale announcements, and details of our new-look opening weekend.

Supper Club

Various dates
As the cold nights close in, indulge in an evening of fine dining and exquisite wine in the cosy and creative surrounds of the artisan space. Explore each of our dates below and book your table.

Current Exhibition

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 March - end Oct
Featuring the work of over 250 artists, our current exhibition welcomes new faces and returning favourites into the gallery. Highlights include mysterious mythical prints by Pamela Tait, bold and colourful landscapes from Chris Cyprus and Michael St Clair alongside paintings of northern nostalgia by Sam Wood.
In addition to an eclectic mix of paintings, prints, glass, ceramics and sculpture, our spring show is headline by the Contemporary Young Artist Award - an exhibition showcasing vibrant artistic talent from across the UK.

Contemporary Young Artist Award 2020

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 March - end Oct
Headlining our gallery programme is our annual Contemporary Young Artist Award, an exhibition featuring the work of 45 artists shortlisted from over 1200 submissions.
Now in its fourth year, the award provides a platform for new and emerging talent and invites the public to vote for their favourite piece, with the winner receiving £500.
Voting is now only available online.

Afternoon Tea

The Factory Kitchen
Available Wednesday - Sunday

Afternoon Tea returns!

Enjoy a rustic afternoon tea in The Factory Kitchen cafe featuring the finest sandwiches, scones & sweet treats, surrounded by contemporary artwork and panoramic views of the Ouseburn.


The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 March - end Oct
This spring our jewellery collection features the work of five contemporary jewellers whose work explores the beauty of texture and movement.
From rhythmic mark-making and meticulous crimping to natural sources like rock and wood, this wonderfully tactile collection invites the wearer to touch the pieces as they are worn.

Light Up North

Free admission

Explore the EL neon light and illuminated art gallery by Light Up North.

Light up North makes bespoke neon lights and illuminated art using electroluminescent wire from their workshops in Saltburn by the sea, North Yorkshire. They blend technical innovation with artistic flare and a cheeky sense of humour.

Festive Afternoon Tea

The Factory Kitchen
From 14 November

Treat yourself this Christmas with Festive Afternoon filled with winter warmers from The Factory Kitchen.

Available to book now for dates between 14 November and 2 January. For dates outside this period see our regular afternoon tea.

The Book Hus

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission

Independent booksellers Forum Books bring the art of book-selling to Newcastle with a specially curated bookshop on the ground floor of the gallery.

Browse an eclectic and beautiful selection of some of their favourite books and hot-off-the-press new releases that you won't find anywhere else!

Private hire

Venue viewing &
Event Consulations available
Choose our unique venue, located in the cultural quarter of the city for an unforgettable experience.  
With a choice of design led spaces, award winning catering and a dedicated Event planners on-hand, we'll help you create an event that's uniquely you.

Handcrafted Weddings

Show around
appointments available

Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our independent art gallery provides a stunning backdrop for a celebration with a difference. Industrial architecture and original features are complemented by contemporary art in this sprawling urban venue that can be yours for your special day.

Let us welcome you for an exclusive consultation and venue viewing with your personal co-ordinator to discover the beauty of The Biscuit Factory, and together we’ll craft your perfect celebration.

Creative Workshops

The Biscuit Factory

Spark your creative flair with our programme of creative workshops.

We are gently introducing a limited number of our most popular workshops from pottery to wire sculpting and enamel jewellery making to atmospheric landscape painting.

Covid-19 safety measures and hygeine protocls are in place and details of these can be found on the workshop page. 

Dan Cimmermann Public Mural

The Biscuit Room, Boyd Street,
Accessible at all times
Artist Dan Cimmermann has painted a specially commissioned large scale mural of the northern inventor George Stephenson.
The mural will be on permanent public display on Boyd Street, Ouseburn (behind The Biscuit Factory, outside The Biscuit Room events suite).