Gateway Studio is an Arts Charity based in the heart of Gateshead Town Centre. Situated on the High Street, you will find a relaxed, creative and welcoming environment.


We offer weekly dance and fitness classes which allows our community to develop their love of dance whilst looking after their health and well being.  


As a Community based Company, Gateway Studio offers classes and workshops in the local community. This maintains our ethos that everyone should have access to high quality dance training.


We also provide a much needed space for local Artists. We help nurture and support their talents, provide networks and contacts in the professional world and rehearsal space at affordable prices.


Our specialism is working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, Looked after Children and young people with behavioural problems. We run educational courses and projects in partnership with schools, colleges and other arts organisations. 


We provide professional dance training to young people through our Youth Dance Programme and our Gifted and Talented Phoenix Academy NE. These exceptional dancers have access to over 35 years of professional international dance experience.


Gateway Studio (GS) has received initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, to transform the Trinity Centre on Gateshead High Street into a centre of arts, heritage and community.

The initial funding will allow GS to develop plans to acquire, restore and convert the John Dobson Grade I-listed former church, which is currently in a poor state of repair, into a contemporary space which will also include office accommodation and studio hire. Plans for activities and interpretation will also be developed that will provide opportunities for people to engage with the heritage of the building for the first time.

The building, on one of Gateshead’s oldest sites with the adjacent St Edmund’s Chapel dating back to the thirteenth century, will be a focal point on Gateshead High Street for the local community. Part of the development will see the stained-glass window restored to its former glory by a specialist company. There are also plans for a ‘Bell Tower Café’ which will serve healthy and nutritious food during the day, and on weekend evenings showcase local talent through open mic nights, acoustic sets and art exhibitions.

As one of the few dance-centred arts organisations in the North East, and the only professional dance organisation in Gateshead, we are delighted to be able to grow our organisation and offer our community a range of dance based classes and activities as well as new reasons to visit us on the High Street.  




Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund



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