What is BALTIC 39?



BALTIC 39 is a hub for contemporary art in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne with the top floor project space gallery programmed by BALTIC with changing exhibitions and events. The building is also home to Northumbria University’s Fine Art students, thirty two artists’ studios and the BALTIC Professor, Christine Borland.

The Project Space gallery enables artists and guest curators creative freedom to experiment and innovate, enabling them to stretch the boundaries of contemporary art practice. The Project Space gallery is open 12.00-18.00 Wednesday–Sunday with a late night on Thursdays, 12.00-20.00.

BALTIC 39 is a collaboration between Newcastle City Council, Arts Council England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University.

BALTIC 39 comprises
- BALTIC's project space gallery
- BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art
- BALTIC Professor
- Northumbria University School of Arts & Social Sciences 
- Studios - affordable non-residential workspaces

Find out what exhibitions and events are taking place at BALTIC project space.


BALTIC 39 was created from an existing six story warehouse building built in 1905. The structure of the building was largely preserved, with the introduction of three modern interventions, although the building has been designed to retain its original industrial feel.

The architectural concept for the building was created by Austrian Architects, Jabornegg & Palffy, with detailed design by the Newcastle office of Atkins Global. The Structural Engineer was White Young Green. Newcastle City Council provided the Mechanical and Electrical design and the overall Project Management was undertaken by JPM Consultants. The main contractor was Rok Building Ltd.


BALTIC 39 is supported by Newcastle City Council and Arts Council England in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University.

The redevelopment project of 39 High Bridge was funded by: European Regional Development Fund, Arts Council England, Tyne and Wear Partnership via Single Programme Funding from ONE North East, Northern Rock Foundation, The Sir James Knott Trust, The Barbour Trust, Newcastle City Council.

Wed–Sun 12.00–18.00
Thu 12.00-20.00

BALTIC 39, 31–39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon-Tyne NE1 1EW / FREE ADMISSION / Opening hours: Wed–Sun 12.00–18.00 except Thu 12.00-20.00


BALTIC Centre for
Contemporary Art

Gateshead Quays
South Shore Road
0191 478 1810

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31-39 High Bridge
Newcastle Upon Tyne
0191 261 3830

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Open Daily 10.00-18.00
Tue 10.30-18.00
Free Admission
Donations Welcome
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Open Wed-Sun
Thu 12.00-20.00
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BALTIC Flour Mills Visual Arts Trust, incorporated in England and Wales,
company limited by guarantee, No: 3589539 | Registered Charity No: 1076251