Trial opening in December


We are planning a trial opening of the Studios venue for 1-3 days a week from Thurs 3rd Dec to 17th Dec. Then with luck we can extend activity and days from Jan 5th  (dependent on government guidance and safety). See programme below. This is exciting news and we can't wait to see more of you all in person. However, this has to be done within Government guidelines with safety implications for all our members, volunteers, and staff. It will be different! and we will all have to make small changes to work together to maintain the safety of the space and people. It's all about getting back to making a great creative community and fun space again, where we can support everyone's wellbeing. 

We will be carrying on online activity as it's been such an important development at reaching everyone, staying connected, creative and safe. As more venue and outdoor activity starts this may reduce the online workshops a little due to staff capacity.


Initial spaces will be offered to members most isolated and not able to access our Chilli Online offer.
Please still contact us with an expression of interest about which workshops you would like to attend. We are operating a fair policy with rotating attendance.

We will get back to you with available dates & details.


To express your interest please contact:


Stay safe, creative and connected.

We are still very active online and so could you :)

We are endeavouring to connect and reach out to our community - By providing an online programme of over 10 live online workshops, activities and socials a week (See Online Programme poster below) as well as wellbeing check-ins, postal art and creative care boxes. 

link here for more details on our membership


But first! Here is our latest episode of the Chilli Lockdown Podcast:


Registered name 'Chilli Studios (Newcastle and Gateshead Arts Studios) Ltd
Registered address:
The Blackfriars Centre
Newbridge st,
Newcastle upon Tyne,