Venue Hire

… space and rooms for all occasions


The Linskill Centre, nestled between North Shields and Tynemouth, is only a twenty minute drive from Newcastle and a unique venue for all your conference, meeting and corporate needs. Managed by the Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust this community facility provides venue hire at reasonable prices, with all proceeds being reinvested into the Linskill Centre and its community activities.


Originally a school building, the Linskill Centre has undergone a period of transformation and refurbishment to become a thriving community hub, complete with free onsite parking for up to 100 cars.

Retaining many of its original features and character Linskill is ideal for both corporate hire or social functions.

To find out more about hiring the room for social functions click here.

Space and Meeting Rooms

The Linskill Centre offers two large halls and a range of spacious meeting rooms to accommodate all your venue hire needs. Informal space includes a studio, cafe, sensory room and various outdoors spaces. Free high speed WiFi is available in all conference halls and meeting rooms.

Alternative room hire is also available at our satellite sites at Royal Quays Community Centre and Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre.

Customer Service

Our Customer Services team are on hand to support and assist you every step of the way from booking to setting up on the day, welcoming guests and any back office services you may require (maps, photocopying, laminating and stationery).

Our Catering team provide a complete service including delegate packages, bespoke menus and light refreshments (please note external catering is not permitted within the Linskill Centre).

Next Steps

Talk to our Customer Service team for more information, availability, prices or to make a booking.

Call 0191 257 8000 or email

Trevelyan Hall

One of the largest halls in the area this popular and traditional space can hold up to 200 people (dependent upon room layout). The hall has recently been refurbished, has a large stage with its own entrance foyer, WCs and bar area making it suitable for:

  • conferences
  • exhibitions
  • events
  • community activities
  • functions
  • award ceremonies

Trevelyan Garden

Alongside the Trevelyan Hall. This unique, flexible outdoor space is the perfect location for your wedding reception, celebrations, team building away days, baby showers etc. There are built-in anchor points if you require a marquee (2 size options available), fabulous lighting and enough space to soak up the sun throughout the day and as the evening draws near, cosy up in one of our booths.

Our garden provides a little corner of tranquillity within the hustle and bustle of The Linskill Centre.

Burnett Hall

A large and popular hall located near the main reception area, recently refurbished and improved acoustics. Burnett Hall is a versatile space and can hold up to 100 people (dependent on the room layout) making it suitable for:

  • conferences
  • workshops
  • events
  • community activities
  • functions

Langley Room

A new purpose-built space designed to meet the needs of business, community and social activities. Modular industry standard furniture, audio-visual, video and conferencing facilities are all included. With a maximum capacity of 32 (dependent on room layout) this space is interconnected to Cafe 32, providing additional capacity or breakout/workshop area making it ideal for:

  • board meetings
  • meetings
  • training
  • interviews
  • workshops
  • functions

*graphic illustration of Langley Room

Bede & Blanchland

Bede and Blanchland Rooms are both large rooms with 75″ smart 4K HD screens, surround sound and bluetooth/wireless connectivity. Accommodating up to 70 people (dependent on room layout) these rooms are ideal for a range of activities including:

  • workshops
  • meetings
  • training
  • events
  • activity classes

Collingwood & Priory

Large spacious rooms, conveniently located near to reception with outlooks onto the garden area.

Both the Collingwood and Priory Rooms can accommodate up to 40 people, dependent upon chosen room layout and are suitable for:

  • meetings
  • training
  • workshops
  • small events

Warkworth & Mitford

Bright and medium-sized rooms with Alnwick and Warkworth located near to the reception area. Holding up to 20 people in various formats these rooms are versatile spaces and ideal for:

  • meetings
  • training
  • workshops

The Studio

This modern and contemporary space is light and airy with a wooden floor, mirrored wall complete with bar, making it deal for dance, movement, mind and body activities.

Dependent upon the activity the Studio can accommodate between 10-20 people and is ideal for:

  • dance classes
  • body toning/sculpting/stretching classes
  • meditation and mindfulness classes
  • children’s activities
  • fitness classes

Cafe 32

With a unique ambience and retro feel Cafe 32 is an ideal venue for less formal and more social activities.

Cafe 32 has booth and informal seating seating which can be arranged in many formats. Coupled with onsite catering and an alcohol license Cafe 32 offers plenty of scope for a range of events and activities including:

  • social gatherings
  • christenings
  • celebrations
  • club meetings

Flexibility and responsiveness with a smile . . . thank you.

Very pleased with everything, from communication, to staff, to the environment. Worked perfectly for our group and hope to use the Linskill again in the future. Nothing was a bother when asking the staff for help.

All very professional, with high standards and really welcoming for our group. Thank you.