16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Mon-Sun, 10am - 5pm

What's On

The Biscuit Factory hosts four seasonal exhibitions a year, each featuring the work of over 200 artists, as well as showcasing collaborations with national agencies, creative inititatives and arts organisations.

Peter Hallam

1 March - 26 May
The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Open Daily

Peter Hallam is one of our most popular exhibitors and his work is increasingly collectable.

Working as a professional artist for more than 20 years, Peter has explored and refined his surrealist style and specialised in abstract landscapes and portraiture. His preferred subject is people; all are individuals with a character and story of their own, and they are often informed by real people he has met through his life. His new collection of original paintings showcases his distinct technique and wonderful eye for colour, which makes his work so instantly recognisable.

Creative Workshops

The Biscuit Factory
Various dates
Tickets available now

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. Whether you’re interested in up-cycling furniture, learning how to do modern calligraphy or want to try your hand at pottery, our programme of workshops has something for everyone.

New workshops are always being added to the list, so keep an eye out for more!

The Spring Exhibition

1 March - 26 May
The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Open daily

Explore our exciting new spring show, headlined by portrait artist Peter Hallam.

Featuring new artwork from more than 250 artists - our new exhibition encompasses a contemporary mix of paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, glass and one of the largest collections of handmade jewellery in the city.

Dan Cimmermann -
George Stephenson 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).

Jim Moir AKA Vic Reeves
A Mountain of Turkish Delight

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
9 - 19 May
Jim Moir, otherwise known as popular comedian, presenter and actor Vic Reeves, is north-bound this May for a special 10 day exhibition at The Biscuit Factory.
A Mountain of Turkish delight is an exciting and characterful new collection of drawings, prints and paintings inspired by the north, featuring some familiar faces and places with all work for sale.
To be in with a chance of winning tickets to the private launch of the exhibition (where Jim will be in attendance) email art@thebiscuitfactory.com with your contact details to enter.
Winners will be notified in early May.

Open Contemporary Young Artist Award

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
17 May - 25 August
Take a look at this year's shortlisted artists and have your say in the People's Choice winner.
The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award is an opportunity for artists 35 years old or younger working in the UK to submit work to be included in an exhibition in the gallery and win the grand prize of £1000.

The Late Shows

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
17 May, 7 - 11pm
We are proud to be the headline sponsor for The Late Shows 2019!
The Biscuit Factory presents Glitter-arty, where contemporary art and literature meet all things disco. Get your disco vibes on with some hair tinsel and free glitter face painting, plus enjoy themed cocktails and our twist on breakfast classics for a real all-day brunch experience served up after hours on our urban rooftop terrace.

The Summer Launch

The Biscuit Factory
Free Entry
Friday 7 June, 6 - 9pm
Join us in June for the launch of our Summer Exhibition.
This Summer we welcome Simon M Smith into the cube as our headline artist. Simon creates creates beautiful floral paintings with dress pattern tissue, torn paper and soft colour washes. His designs are delicate and detailed, giving his canvases a soft, sophisticated quality.
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The Autumn Launch

The Biscuit Factory
Free Entry
Friday 6 September, 6 - 9pm
Join us in September for the launch of our Autumn Exhibition.
Our Autumn headline artist this year is painter and printmaker, Henrietta Corbett. Henrietta has won many prestigious awards for her innovative works and her clever use of colour and line.
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The Winter Launch

The Biscuit Factory
Free Entry
Friday 15 November, 6 - 9pm
Join us in November for the launch of our Winter Exhibition.
This Winter, our headline artist is Rob Van Hoek. Rob is a professional Dutch artist who has exhibited widely across The Netherlands and the UK. His work is inspired by cultivated landscapes - documenting the patterns, lines, rhythms and shapes of harvested fields.
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Hold your event with us...

Did you know that our historic building is available to be privately hired?
Choose our unique venue, located in the cultural quarter of the city for an unforgettable event experience.  
With a choice of design led spaces, award winning catering and a dedicated Events Co-ordinator on hand, we'll help you create an event that's bespokely you.