Proudly in Partnership with Regents Plaza Apartments
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Friday 2 August, 4pm - Midnight

Saturday 3 August, 12pm - Midnight

Sunday 4 August, 12pm - 8pm


Gosforth Beer Festival; our family friendly free weekend of craft beer, live music and street food; returns after its biggest and most successful year in 2018!


With free entry, thirty taps of the best local and national beer on keg and cask, street food from some of the best loved food trucks in Newcastle, live bands, family entertainment and even retro gaming, we hope Gosforth Beer Festival will bring people together from across the region, with a awesome line up of beer, music and food. 

We'll be announcing our beer line up closer to the event but expect old favourites and exciting new released from some of your favourite local and national breweries with an emphasis on fresh keg beers this time round, though we'll have a good selection of great cask too! And each day will have two street food vendors serving up delicious nourishment while you work through the bar; including Scream for Pizza, Goodtimes Tacos, Cubanos, and Shanty Town.

Our music line up is even bigger this year. Alternative music and culture magazine NARC. return to curate a night of upbeat, sonically diverse and engaging live bands for your delectation on Saturday night - headlined by the incredible folk tinged, pop harmonies of The Cornshed Sisters; with talented songwriter James Leonard Hewitson and the electronic sounds of Worry Party. On Friday night Phil Davids’ Good Times Band bring the party with their energetic covers of funk and soul classics, while Sunday’s line up is a chilled-out affair headlined by Jumpin’ Hot Club’s Shipcote & Friends bringing a tinge of Americana, alongside local blues supremo Michael Littlefield and folk-pop outfit Mush adding support. 

What really sets Gosforth Beer Festival apart, though, is that every penny you spend on the bar will go back in to Liberdade Community Development Trust, the charity who owns and runs GCT, and the running of the venue, helping support people with learning disabilities and a local venue.

We’re also delighted to welcome on board Regent Plaza Apartments as our first ever Festival partners. It’s great to have new neighbours at last and their support is invaluable.

There will be 20 craft keg lines and 10 real ale cask lines on over the weekend, represented by 37 different beers from 31 different breweries . 


The breweries? Almasty, Northern Alchemy, Box Social, Flash House, Errant, Stu Brew, Brinkburn Street, Allendale, Cullercoats, Two by Two, Durham, McColls, First & Last and Outthere make up the local contingent while we have gone for beers a bit further afield and some not often seen on the local beer scene including those from; Cloudwater, Left Handed Brewing, Yonder, Kernel, Donzoko, Affinity Brew Co, Burning Sky, Queer Brewing Project, Marble, Wiper & True, Polly's Brew Co, Buxton, Duration, Outstanding, Burnt Mill, Brick, Three Blind Mice, Orbit, and Kirkstall. 




Phil Davids

Good Times Band


Shipcote & Friends


Michael Littlefield

Plus more to be announced


The Cornshed Sisters

James Leonard Hewitson

Worry Party


A delicious array of food will be served up across the weekend from Tyneside street food favourites; with Neapolitan pizza from Scream for Pizza on Sunday alongside delicious asian Bar Buns from Kogarashi, tacos and Mexican from Goodtimes Tacos on Friday, Cuban pressed sandwiches and rice bowls from Cubanos also on Friday, alongside Creole barbecue from Shanty Town on Saturday and Eats of Spain bring their traditional Spanish Flavours alongside them.


On Saturday and Sunday we'll have plenty to entertain the kids (and adults) while you try sample the beers we have on offer including the return of our retro gaming consoles on Sunday and music themed craft activities for the little ones on Saturday.


Want to support us and Gosforth Beer Festival more than drinking our beer? 

We're offering sponsorship opportunities for the weekend. and brew days. If you're interested email info@gosforthcivictheatre.co.uk.

We'd love to have a chat!




Gosforth Civic Theatre is right next to (literally 2 minutes walk from) Regent Centre Metro Station and Bus Interchange, which means we're on a host of major transport links including Tyne & Wear Metro, Arriva, Stagecoach and Go North East bus services and via car from Great North Road. Please visit our YOUR VISIT section of our website to find directions and the best way to arrive at GCT.

We have a small, free car park but this will be very busy and part reserved for artists and food traders over the weekend, so it's best to avoid planning on parking directly at the venue. Please keep this in mind if you're driving over; we detail alternative parking on our YOUR VISIT page so check it out!


Our festival bar will have a card machine this year! However we'll be encouraging cash where possible, so we'll still be offering cash back on our cafe bar with any purchase or for a minimum fee of 50p, but we'd advise popping to a cash pointbefore you head down just to be safe.There are cash points available at the nearby ASDA and on Gosforth High Street, both of which are a 5-10 minute walk away.


We are a fully accessible venue; all entrances are wheelchair accessible and automatic, there are three accessible toilets on the premises and each area of the building is on one level. Please let us know if you have any questions about access and find out how we can assist.




Regents Plaza will open in 2020 and is a stunning new neighbourhood of 70 contemporary one & two bed apartments.


The remodelled building has been thoughtfully designed from the contemporary exterior to the spacious interiors of each home. The latest technology is being used in detection systems, soundproofing and hi-speed comms connectivity and with large windows and doors leading to balconies each home owner has amazing views.


Perfectly placed in the heart of Gosforth, Regents Plaza residents will enjoy a unique blend of restaurants, shops, culture all with the addition of superb transport links on the doorstep at Regents Centre


Initial demand has been high with the first release for sale in May 2019. Find out more at www.regentsplaza.co.uk or call us on 0845 643 1186