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Commercial Union House

Cultural Centre
Opening at 10:00
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a month ago
Brilliant place so good for arts on Newcastle it will be missed
- stuart W
a year ago
Visited Moth studios for a mouse taxidermy course, would definitely recommend
- Hannah T
a year ago
Great place full of artists and work spaces, awesome to get the creative juices flowing.
- Richard S

About us

Orbis at Commercial Union House is a not for profit company, with a board of advisors, which holds the lease for eight floors of Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle City Centre championing collaboration between creatives and communities.

Each floor of Commercial Union House has been transformed into workspaces for creative practitioners and SMEs including; visual artists, performers, makers, illustrators, inventors, filmmakers, writers, designers, digital artists, disability art projects and dedicated lecture rooms.

Orbis facilitates sustainability for creative individuals, social enterprises and cultural SMEs through providing:
•      Affordable workspace 
•      Fostering communication 
•      Networking and collaboration 
•      A supportive environment 
•      Business development 
•      Health and wellbeing 
•      Lifelong learning 
•      Placemaking 

Over 300 creative practitioners plus thousands of visitors benefit from the building’s resources, facilities and programme of lifelong learning lectures and activities. Orbis also provides bespoke mentoring to the building’s individuals and groups, many of whom are SMEs and digital start-ups.

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Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tue:9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed:9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu:9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 5:30 pm
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