Culture Lab Newcastle



Find out about specialist equipment and research and event space available in Culture Lab.

Students using a camera

University staff and students can book facilities in Culture Lab.


We have the following specialist equipment available for University staff and students to hire:

  • stills cameras
  • video cameras
  • audio recording
  • PA
  • lighting
  • projection
  • green screen

How to book


To book equipment contact

Research and event spaces

To book research and event spaces contact

The Ballroom

The Ballroom is a performance and events space. It has two connected spaces that can host up to 50 people separately, or up to 150 when combined. A listed sprung floor make these ideal for energetic and more physically demanding activities.

The room is also suitable for creative experimentation, formal presentations and collaborative workshops. It contains:

  • a sound system
  • HD projection system
  • ceiling mounted gantry
  • theatre-quality curtains (enabling adjustments to the acoustics and providing black out for film screenings)

Recording Studio

Culture Lab also houses an industry-standard recording studio facility. This includes:

  • an anechoic 'live room'
  • a fully-fitted control room
  • a variety of MIDI devices
  • multichannel monitoring facilities
  • small selection of instruments and amplifiers
  • portable recording devices and speakers.

Editing Suite

We have high quality HD video editing systems in a quiet, comfortable, dedicated environment. All are equipped with Intel-based Mac editing systems including:

  • Adobe CC
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic and a variety of open source tools
Editing Suite