There are dozens of Community Centres spread across Newcastle. If you live within the City boundaries there will almost certainly be a community centre within walking distance. 

These centres are generally voluntarily managed by local people who form a Community Association and provide low cost activities ranging from children's activities to Yoga for local people. 

If you're new to the area, joining a Centre is a good way to make friends and they will certainly be happy to see you as all the community centres are keen to enrol new members. If you have time on your hands, you may wish to become a volunteer and help manage the building. You can do as little or as much as you want.  

If you want to hire space in a community centre for activities or events you should contact the centre you are interested in directly. The community centres handle their own bookings and will be able to discuss availability and cost with you.

Below is a brief profile of some of the larger community buildings in Newcastle:

The Blakelaw Centre

Binswood Avenue
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Centre contact: Glenn Pendleton

Phone: 0191 277 4188

Accessibility information about Blakelaw Neighbourhood Centre from DisabledGo

Blakelaw Neighbourhood Centre was officially opened in late 2004. Newcastle City Council operates a branch library service from the same site.  The centre replaced the 'Red Hut' which similar to Lemington Centre consisted of several linked temporary buildings.  Attached to the Library, the Building has become a focal point for the delivery of Community activities and is proving to be a very popular Centre.

Denton Burn Community Association

Slatyford Lane
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Phone: 0191 274 1232

Accessibility information about Denton Burn Community Association from DisabledGo

Fawdon Community Centre

Fawdon Park Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Phone: 0191 285 2724

Accessibility information about Fawdon Community Centre from DisabledGo

Fawdon Community Centre is based in the North West of Newcastle and is easily accessible by bus or Metro within a 2 minute radius. The Community Centre is a modern well-equipped building, and is designed to allow free access to people with disabilities  It is the only Neighbourhood Centre with external sporting facilities. In all the Centre is a very clean, warm and welcoming environment for all users.

Following the departure of the previous tenants expressions of interest have been invited from organisations interested in taking on an asset ransfer of the building. The closing date was 7 September 2018 and the expressions of interest we have received are being assessed. There will be an announcement about the future of the building in due course but in the meantime interim management arrangements are in place and the building will remain open and operate as normal. 

Heaton Community Centre

Trewhitt Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Centre contact: Chris Gosling

Phone: 0191 276 6712

Accessibility information about Heaton Community Centre from DisabledGo

This facility and organisation is long established in the East of the City.  The Heaton Complex (of which the Community Centre is a large part) also provides a home for the City's Play and Youth Service Area Team, the Adult Basic Education and English for Speakers of other Languages Services.  A block on the site has recently been refurbished and  provides office and meeting space for up to 5 Community/Voluntary groups. The Centre runs a full programme of Community activities to meet the needs of all age ranges.

The Lemington Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8DE

Centre contact: Liz Beck

Phone: 0191 2641959

Accessibility information about the Lemington Centre from DisabledGo

The Lemington Centre is a Healthy Living Centre which opened in 2005. The former Community Centre although only based a hundred metres away was a series of linked temporary buildings which were out of date. The experienced and committed Management Committee are delighted with the new build and it has quickly became a focal point for community services in the area.

Visit the Lemington Centre website.

The Cowgate Neighbourhood Centre (formerly Montagu School)

Houghton Avenue
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Centre contact: Glenn Pendleton

Phone: 0191 277 1775

The Cowgate Centre completed an asset transfer to the Newcastle Community Assets Trust (NCAT) in May 2018. 

There are other users in the building, in particular Sure Start and a Council nursery,

Pottery Bank Community Centre (Formerly Thomas Gaughan Community Centre)

Pottery Bank have two rooms that can be hired by businesses or local residents for meetings and other activities. Hire charges are affordable and depend on your needs. Click here for further information

We offer office space to rent, either furnished with desks and chairs or unfurnished, with flexible contract terms to suit all companies, with Wi-Fi, free parking, an onsite café to suit all refreshment requirements and we are close to transport links. Click here for further information. A leaflet about the office space available can be viewed here

Yelverton Close
Pottery Bank
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Phone: 0191 224 2349


Accessibility information about Thomas Gaughan Community Centre from DisabledGo

Pottery Bank is regarded as the forerunner of the Neighbourhood Centre and is a building which was converted from use as a Social Services Day Care Centre. Easily accessible by a number of bus links, the Centre offers a wide variety of activities such as Community Catering, Girls and Boys groups, and an Outreach library. Further detailed information can be found on the Centre's website:

West Denton Community Centre

Hillhead Road
West Denton
Newcastle upon Tyne

Centre contact: Julie Moorhouse
Phone: 0191 267 4242

West Denton Community Centre is a long established facility which opened in 2004. The centre comprises a range of meeting and conference facilities and a variety of rooms and halls for hire as well as an 8 rink, international standard, indoor bowling green. A variety of leisure activities run at the centre including an art club, dance classes, slimming and fitness sessions, music groups and more. The Centre is close to local bus routes and just off the A69 / A1, and has up to 125 vehicle parking spaces.

For more information visit

West End Women and Girls

Stephenson Building
Elswick Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Phone: 0191 273 4942


Page last updated: 
10 September 2018
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