In 2023 the Creative Cities Convention is being held in Newcastle.

Hosted by renowned journalist and broadcaster, Kirsty Wark, the event, which takes place over two-days, is the perfect meeting place for media people to discuss and debate the industry while getting valuable insights from a speaker programme of experts.

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The Creative Cities Convention takes place at the Boiler Shop on 26th and 27th April

  • Wednesday, April 26, from 1.30pm – 6.00pm (followed by networking drinks  6pm-8.30pm)
  • Thursday, April 27 from 9.15am – 4pm


Venue address: Boiler Shop, Sussex St Entrance, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PD



Where to stay?

Hotel prices vary in Newcastle, like most major cities, but booking in advance can get you a better deal. Newcastle Convention Bureau have arranged special rates for delegates, please click on the link below for more information:

Book accommodation here

Getting to Newcastle

For information about the best ways to travel to Newcastle please click here

The venue is only a 6 minute walk from the train station.


  • Stephenson Quarter Car Park, Forth Banks, NE1 3PH with 360 car parking spaces (nearest multi storey car park to the Boiler Shop)
  • Times Square Car Park  - Sat Nav reference NE1 4AD (opposite Jurys Inn Newcastle hotel)
  • Limited On Street Parking on Forth Street
  • Central Station Car Park, Central Station, NE1 5DL with over 400 car parking spaces


Suggestions for local taxi firms: Blue Line Taxis 0191 262 6666 or Dean Taxis 0191 444 4444. There is also a taxi rank at the station.

Additional info:

There is a cloakroom at the venue where you can leave coats and luggage. Space is limited so please keep bags to a minimum.

There is no cafe at the venue.

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