The Gate, Newcastle

Coordinates: 54°58′23″N 1°37′05″W / 54.973°N 1.618°W / 54.973; -1.618

The Gate is a retail and leisure complex in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.


The venue lends its name from the street on which it lies, Newgate Street. It is part of the historic Grainger Town area of Newcastle. It was opened on 28 November 2002.

The Gate has 19 venues spread across three floors, including a 12 screen Empire Cinema and Aspers Casino. The Gate is also next to Newcastle's Chinatown; there is an entrance on Stowell Street. The Gate building was built to replace the 35 year old, 7 storey Newgate House, which was home to the prolific music venue; The Mayfair club.

The 19,235 m², £80 million venue was built by Land Securities and the 12m tall sculpture outside, "Ellipsis Eclipses" was designed by Danny Lane. The 24 metre high glass façade was designed by Space Decks Limited. The Odeon Cinema (now Empire) was built to replace the 72 year old Odeon/Paramount cinema on Pilgrim Street. The Gate provided 400 new jobs when opened and a further 600 during construction.

In 2004 BDP Lighting won a Lighting Design award for their work at The Gate.

The Gate won the Property Week award for Best Commercial UK Mixed-Use Leisure Scheme, and the British Toilet Association awarded The Gate a Loo of the Year Award and awarded it five stars.

  • Aspers Casino
  • Empire Cinema
  • Bar Bannatyne
  • Beyond Bar and Grill
  • Mood Bar
  • Opera Piano Bar
  • Players Sports Bar
  • Sam Jacks
  • Tiger Tiger
  • Ninos
  • Ask
  • Frankie & Benny's
  • Pizza Hut
  • TGI Fridays
  • Spice Cube
  • Nando's
  • Gekko

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