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Welcome to Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn

Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn is a Community Centre and venue run by the St Vincent de Paul Society, a voluntary not-for-profit charity dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical help to people in need.

We are only 10-15 minutes’ walk from central Newcastle. Frequent buses stop outside the centre and Manors Metro Station is less than ½ mile away.      

Daytime Community Activities

During the day, we host numerous activities, including dance classes and a parent and toddlers group.  Within the complex, we support clients with a variety of mental health issues and disabilities and offer client based art therapy and music appreciation.

Functions and Events

We have a large hall with capacity for 240 people. This has a sprung dance floor, (one of the last remaining in the region), a stage, full catering facilities and a licensed bar. The proximity to the city centre means that guests don’t have to worry about drinking and driving, as the hall has easy access for buses, taxis or the metro. Alternatively, guests can stay in one of the numerous hotels in the City.

gallery04This makes Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn a fantastic venue to host your wedding, celebration, gig or corporate event. The Hall is available for private hire at very reasonable rates throughout the year and every booking helps the SVP continue our good work. Details can be found on our functions page.

We also have an IT suite and large conference room, which can be hired out for smaller events, children’s parties, conferences or meetings.  Click here.


Blackfriars@The Ouseburn is managed by the St Vincent De Paul Society (England & Wales)

• Registered charity no. 1053992 • Registered in England & Wales No. 3174679

Registered office: The St Vincent de Paul Society, 9 Larcom St, Walworth, London SE17 1RX

For more information about the charity and its’ activities, please phone 0207 407 4644 or visit: www.svp.org.uk

Caterpillars to Butterflies Toddler Group – Closure

We regret to inform that our Caterpillars to Butterflies Toddler group is no longer running.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for all their support and attendance over the years.  We would also like to thank our amazing volunteers for all their hard work and dedication.

We are still able to offer children’s parties, please contact the Centre on 0191 261 6027 for further information.


Christmas Opening Hours

The Centre will be closed from Friday 22nd December until Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We will be open for the annual Crisis Christmas event as well as some of our regular church meetings and for private functions.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Bookings Team on 0191 261 6027

Stop Smoking sessional

Don’t forget our stop smoking sessional this Thursday, 3.30pm-5.00pm

The session is FREE and runs every week.

FREE Tea and Coffee

For more information call 0191 269 1103 or email stopsmoking.newcastle@lifeline.org.uk



NEW! Dementia Cafe

Dementia Cafe

Come along and join us at our new Dementia Cafe.

For people with dementia and their carers to share information or simply have a cup of tea and a chat.

The first Thursday of the month starting Thursday 1st June 2pm-4pm


Refreshments will be available If you require any further information, please give us a call on 0191 2983989