Your Visit

Your one stop shop for everything you need to know about your visit to Newcastle Puppetry Festival.
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Moving Parts Arts is committed to making our events and activities as accessible as possible. We will only programme work and hold events in spaces that are accessible to wheelchair users. See our Disability Ethos Statement [link to page] for more information on the steps we are taking to become more accessible and inclusive.


If you have questions about access when considering attending one of our events or activities please contact us by email at so we can advise. 


We will publish specific access information about individual venues/events here as projects are confirmed. 

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Public Transport

Newcastle is a well connected city and we recommend using public transport wherever possible to attend our events and activities. 

By Bus

Newcastle has a good local bus network serviced primarily by Stagecoach, Arriva and Go North East, which can be searched through the Nexus website


There are two central bus stations for national services. Newcastle Bus Station is used by National Express  and the bus stops outside Central Library on John Dobson Street are used by Megabus. There are regular services from London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere in the UK.


By Train

Newcastle is lucky to be serviced by Tyne & Wear Metro, which allows residents to hop on a train to the coast, airport, Sunderland, Gateshead and elsewhere around the city with ease. 


For visitors there are very regular trains from around England and Scotland arriving at Central Station. The average journey time from London to Newcastle is 3 hours 37 minutes and from Edinburgh to Newcastle is 1 hour 37 minutes.


By Air

Newcastle International Airport and Teesside International Airport services the North East of England. Newcastle Airport is particularly convenient as it also has a Metro station so you can get a train directly into the city. Local taxis will cost you £15 - £20 to the centre.


There is direct train from Manchester Airport to Newcastle with an average journey time of 2 hours and 54 minutes. All London trains to Newcastle begin from Kings Cross and there are many tube, train and bus connections to London’s airports.


By Ferry

The overnight ferry between Newcastle and Amsterdam (NL) operates 7 days a week and is operated by DFDS . 


The ferry terminal at North Shields in North Tyneside is easy to reach by direct bus transfer us-or by the nearest Metro station Meadow Well and a short walk. 


By Taxi

Newcastle is serviced by a number of local taxi operators such as Blueline Taxis (0191 262 666), Budget Taxis (0191 298 5050) and LA Taxis (0191 287 7777). Uber also operates in the city.


By Car

Newcastle is situated on the A1 so is easily accessible from the rest of England and Scotland. Sunderland and Teesside are a quick journey away via the A184/A19.



Some city centre car parks are now free after 5pm. Visit Get Into Newcastle for further details. See the Newcastle City Council website for more information on car parks around the city.


See our dedicated website pages for the festival programme [link to page], ticket information [link to page] and for FAQs [link to page]. If you can’t find what you are looking for then please get in touch by emailing


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St James' Blvd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4HP, United Kingdom

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