WHERE ARE THE CLUNY & CLUNY 2, AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
The Cluny and Cluny 2 are, admittedly, not the easiest places to find. We're located on Lime Street, in the Ouseburn Valley, directly under Byker Bridge, about a mile from Newcastle's Monument.
To see a map of our location, click here
BUSES SERVING THE CLUNY/CLUNY 2: 12, 22, 39, 40, 62 & 63 all stop on New Bridge Street – get off at the stop closest to The Tanners pub, and walk down Stepney Bank.
The Q2 Quaylink bus also now serves Ouseburn Valley, stopping on Byker Bank.
COMING BY METRO: We are pretty much directly between Manors and Byker Metro stations. It's easier to find us from Manors, but both are short walks. See map above for details.
For more information on local transport, call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 – lines open weekdays from 7am to 9pm.
I'M TRAVELLING FROM OUTSIDE NEWCASTLE TO SEE A GIG - IS THERE A CHEAP PLACE TO STAY NEARBY?
There is – the closest two hotels to us are:
There are lots of other hotels in Newcastle city centre and the surrounding area – have a look on http://www.visitnewcastlegateshead.com/ for more options.
WHEN DO GIGS START, FINISH, AND WHAT TIME ARE BANDS USUALLY ON STAGE?
All our gigs open at 8pm (unless it's one of those rare occasions when they don't, and in these cases it will be clearly stated). Stage times are generally not finalised until the afternoon of the gig, so feel free to phone the venue to check on the stage times for individual shows on 0191 230 4474. Our curfew for gigs is usually 11pm.
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS FROM?
We sell tickets direct from The Cluny (either over the bar or on 0191 230 4474 - phone sales between midday and 5pm), via Seetickets.com, and from Newcastle shops RPM and Beatdown. Outside promoters sometimes choose other online agents to got through, so if in doubt, give us a call on 0191 230 4474.
CAN I HIRE THE CLUNY OR CLUNY 2 FOR MY OWN EVENT?
Yes - just give Julian or Thomas a call on 0191 230 4474 to discuss what we can do.
HANG ON - CLUNY 2? WHAT'S ALL THAT ABOUT?
The Cluny 2 is our (reasonably) new, theatre-style venue, which is situated directly nextdoor to The Cluny - at 34 Lime Street to be precise - and is located in the building formerly known as The Round Theatre.
The venue itself is 130 capacity fully seated or 160 capacity standing, and is ideal for intimate concerts, theatre productions, comedy nights and lots more.
It also has a lovely little bar upstairs, which can also be hired for small parties and other events.
We recently made a lovely little brochure about all Cluny 2 has to offer - if you wish to peruse it, just click HERE.
I REALLY WANT MY BAND TO PLAY AT THE CLUNY/CLUNY 2 – HOW CAN I MAKE THIS HAPPEN?
The Cluny itself only promotes about 4 or 5 gigs a month on average – the rest of the time independent promoters hire the venues – so the number of gigs where we have control over the bill is limited. If you're after a support slot on one of our bills, please either drop in a demo and a biog, or email a biog and a link to your Myspace/Facebook/whatever page to [email protected]
You may also want to contact our regular promoters direct:
Jumpin' Hot Club specialise in blues, country, roots and Americana - http://www.jumpinhot.com/index.html
Canny Gigs specialise in blues and classic rock - http://www.cannygigs.com
There are many other promoters that use The Cluny too and we try to acknowledge their gigs wherever possible on our website.
WE'RE ALREADY PLAYING THE CLUNY/CLUNY 2 - DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVANCE INFORMATION OR TECH SPECS?
We do. We have both in fact, and because we're nice, you can download it all just by clicking HERE.
MY BAND IS PLAYING, AND WE'D LIKE TO GET OUR GIG FILMED. DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO CAN HELP?
Yes, we do. Click HERE for information on Decibel Pictures, who we recommend for just this scenario.
WHAT'S PARKING LIKE?
Not bad. There is a reasonably-sized free car park, accessed via Foundry Lane which is about 50 yards from our door, and there are two small paying car parks under the arches of Byker Bridge, also about 50 yards from us.
Click on the location map link above to get your bearings.
I HEARD YOU ALSO DO FOOD - TELL ME MORE...
We serve food from midday until 9pm every day, including Sunday Lunches, which are served till around 3pm.
You can view our menu by clicking HERE, and if you want to have a chat to them - they can do bespoke menus and outside catering too - you can call them on 0191 233 1434 or drop us an email at [email protected].
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO GET INTO THE CLUNY/CLUNY 2 & WILL I NEED ID?
Both The Cluny and Cluny 2 are venues for over 18s only & yes, you will need ID if we think you look under 21.
We will accept passports & driving license photo cards. If in doubt, always bring ID, and don't be offended if you forget to bring it and we refuse you entry.
WHAT TIME DOES THE CLUNY STAY OPEN TILL?
Monday to Thursday, we stay open till 11pm, Friday and Saturday we go that extra mile and stay open up until midnight, and on a Sunday we close at 10.30pm.
I CAME TO THE CLUNY RECENTLY, AND YOUR DRINKS' RANGE IS BRILLIANT. IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN GET SOME TO TAKE HOME?
Why thankyou, you're too kind. Of course you can! Obviously it's dependant on availability, but we sell all our range at very competitive take-home prices. Have a look at our BROCHURE, then get in touch with what you fancy. If it's not in stock, we'll give you some good alternatives, or we'll do our best to get in stock.
Remember, we're part of The Head Of Steam Ltd, so if The Cluny doesn't have your particular tipple in stock, one of our sister pubs probably will. Have a look at the Head Of Steam website for our other outlets.
HOW CAN I BE FIRST TO FIND OUT ABOUT NEW GIGS AT THE CLUNY & CLUNY 2?
Obviously we try to announce gigs in as many different mediums as we can, as quickly as we can, but we particularly like Twitter and Facebook - if you follow/like us at one of those, you should be armed with new gig knowledge almost as soon as we are.
We are also on Myspace, if you want to get a bit old-skool.
Finally, we have a weekly mailing list, that you can sign up to if you'd prefer a regular digest of all new announcements in one place - you can sign up by sending an email to [email protected]. Don't forget to add [email protected] to your email safe list, or our updates may go into your spam folder, and no-one wants that, do they?
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS – HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
Ring us on 0191 230 4474, email us at [email protected], or speak to one of our lovely staff.
The Cluny is owned and operated by The Head Of Steam Limited - for more information on the company and our other pubs, please visit www.theheadofsteam.co.uk