16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1AN

Wed-Sun, 10am - 5pm

What's On

The Biscuit Factory hosts four seasonal exhibitions a year, as well as exciting collaborative showcases, cultural events and much more. Find out what's on and what's upcoming below.

Janine Burrows
'A Sense of Place'

From Friday 3 September
The Biscuit Factory
Free admission

Join us this Autumn as we welcome Janine Burrows to The Biscuit Factory with her largest solo exhibition to date.
 
This body of work is inspired by Janine's North East heritage and explores how place and fragments of remembered moments, allow us to maintain connections to our past, to the ones we love and even to ourselves. The result is a deeply personal, beautiful and exciting collection of paintings, drawings, painted ceramics and handcrafted wooden 'huizen' structures.

Contemporary Glass Society

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
 
Throughout the year we'll be hosting a seasonal rotation of contemporary glass artists in partnership with the esteemed Contemporary Glass Society.
 
Featured artists will be welcomed each season as we showcase a breadth of work that demonstrates the talent, artistry and skill in all aspects of contemporary glass art.

Juliet E P Gibbs

From 24 September
The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
 

Winner of the 2019 Open Contemporary Young Artist Award, we finally welcome Juliet E P Gibbs to The Biscuit Factory for her solo exhibition from 24 September.

Gibbs' work focusses mainly on the contrast between the organic and the man-made. The work seeks to look at the direct impact humanity poses in relation to the world we live in, and how nature inevitably fights back. This age-old conflict creates an interesting 'push-and-pull' that we can all observe in the places we live, work and visit.

 

Jewellery

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
 
Browse one of the largest exhibitions of handmade jewellery here at The Biscuit Factory, with collections from artists and makers across the UK and beyond.
 
From recycled and eco-friendly materials to precious metals, find unique handcrafted pieces for all tastes.

Afternoon Tea

The Factory Kitchen
£18.95pp

Treat someone to the promise of an 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 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!

Light Up North

Artisan
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.

Creative Workshops

The Biscuit Factory
NOW AVAILABLE!

Spark your creative flair with our programme of creative workshops. Learn a new skill or practise an old technique under the guidance of professional artists.

We're slowly reintroducing workshops in 2021 - click the link below to see the latest additions and book your place!

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.
 
Unique and creative weddings at The Biscuit Factory art gallery, in Newcastle upon Tyne. Image shows two models one dark haired looking out of a window to the left and one light haired looking directly at the camera surrounded by pastel candles and spring flowers. Floral artwork features in the backdrop.

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.

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).