16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm

Sat, 10am-6pm

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.

The Winter Exhibition

9 November - 17 February
The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Open daily

Our Winter Exhibition features a headline collection of original paintings from Malcolm Teasdale, plus new artwork from over 200 artists, designers and makers.

This season we draw inspiration from Malcolm's headline solo show, A Northern Winter, with a programme of cellections, collaborations, and creative workshops that celebrate Northern design.

Creative Workshops

August 2018 - February 2019
The Biscuit Factory
Various dates
Tickets available now
Get creative this Autumn and Winter with our exciting new programme of hands on workshops, all delivered by talented local makers and artists. Whether you are interested in upcycling furniture, learning how to do modern calligraphy or want to get creative in the festive season, our programme has something for everyone.
This autumn, we're taking part in The Big Draw Festival 2018, with a range of creative workshops dedicated to the art of drawing.

Malcolm Teasdale

Friday 9 November - 17 February 2019
Free admission
Open daily
We are proud to present a brand new collection of over 30 paintings by one of the gallerys' most popular artists Malcolm Teasdale.
This solo show; A Northern Winter, is geared to the season, with local landmarks covered in snow and people with collars high and heads low going about their daily lives. Cool snow tones and warm lamplight are useful tools in lightening grey buildings and dark industrial sites.

Christmas Shopping weekend

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November
The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
No more bad gifts is our mantra this season. Buy handmade and original whether you're looking for stocking fillers, dressing your Christmas table or searching for that special piece.
The gallery will be decked with seasonal flourishes, twinkling lights and live music whilst you shop for unique gifts and meet the makers,
Woodprint a seasonal scene with printmaker Shona Branigan
Paint your own Christmas bauble with The Crafthood
Enjoy a swing-a-long brunch in the Factory Kitchen
Live jazz performances throughout the day from Hand to Mouth Jazz duo
See how ceramic christmas decorations are made and watch potter Kirsty Adams at the wheel.
Plus furniture makers The Woodneuk will be talking about the process behind their carpentry.

Everyday Luxury

Friday 9 November - 17 February 2019
Free admission
Open daily
Working collaboratively with The National Glass Centre we present a beautiful exhibition of glass designed for the home.
'Everyday Luxury' features contemporary tableware & lighting by 4 makers and studios; Rothschild & Bickers, James Maskrey, Gavin Marshall and Transglass – Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje.

Northern Quarters Interiors Festival

Saturday 17 November 10am - 4pm
The Biscuit Factory
Free & ticketed events
This year we're delighted to work in partnership with Northern Quarters Interiors Festival with the launch of a contemporary furniture showcase and series of demo's and workshops.  

FREE talks and demo's // From 10am

Kirsty Adams will be throwing on her potters wheel, Stencil Library will be demonstrating their stenciling techniques and Northern Loom will be here talking about this textile craft and inviting you to have a go.

Ticketed Workshops// From 10.30

Whimsical Wedding

Saturday 17 November 12 - 3pm
The Biscuit Room,
Bermondsey Street
Free entry | Complimentary fizz & canapes
Delve into the magic of winter by exploring our beautiful venue and unique cultural spaces.
Meet our events team to find out more about our Wedding Collection and special 10% off offer for weddings in 2019/20.
Plus, creative styling inspo from our handpicked independent suppliers


RSVP with your favourite ice cream flavour and we’ll select one to home churn and serve at our showcase and on your big day with us, free of charge!

To secure your space email: events@thebiscuitfactory.com


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).

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.