Opened in 1927, the City Hall was Newcastle's first purpose-built concert venue. Initially home to classical performances, the last many years has seen it host everything from The Beatles to Weather Report, Billy Connolly to Roy Chubby Brown and various points between. The eighties and nineties saw a drop off in really top-class acts appearing as bigger venues made more economic sense to touring acts. However the City Hall can still claim some key medium size events and it remains an important venue. It has good sight lines (if you avoid the side balconies upstairs) and reasonably good acoustics, but the basement bar has seen better days. Limited wheelchair access.