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 initiatives and arts organisations.

Current Exhibition

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 March - end Oct
Featuring the work of over 250 artists, our Spring 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 entry
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.

Hold your event with us...

Did you know that our historic building is available for weddings and private hire?
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 Events/Wedding Co-ordinator on-hand, we'll help you create an event that's bespokely you.


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.

Creative Workshops

The Biscuit Factory
Various dates

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.

Workshops will return in coming months.

Ouseburn Open Studios

The Biscuit Factory
Free entry

This event has now been postponed.

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In Conversation with Robert Webb

The Biscuit Room
From £19
Tuesday 28 April

*This event has now been cancelled, those who have purchased a ticket or book will contacted in due course*

In association with Forum Books we're thrilled to welcome actor, comedian and award winning author Robert Webb, for an evening of conversation and to discuss his debut novel Come Again.

Robert Webb is best known for his work as the Webb half of Mitchell & Webb in the Sony award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Sound and the Bafta award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Look, and as permanent man-boy Jeremy in the acclaimed Peep Show. In 2017, his call-to-arms memoir How Not To Be a Boy was a number one Sunday Times bestseller.

Afternoon Tea

The Factory Kitchen
From £16.95pp
Booking required

Our Afternoon Tea features our finest homemade cakes, sandwiches and scones.

Served informally, this is about claiming back time to spend with family or friends over a leisurely afternoon of freshly prepared, home-cooked food.

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.

Ouseburn Beer Tour

The Biscuit Factory
Booking upon request

Explore Newcastle’s independent craft beer scene with a guided walking tour of the Ouseburn and its many local pubs and breweries, paired with lunch at The Factory Kitchen.

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!

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).