LittleBuildings is a small independent grass roots music venue situated in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle upon Tyne. We offer a stage for all genres playing original music and often are the first port of call for brand new bands to get their first gig and to play in front of a live audience for the first time. Our live room holds 50 and we have a relaxing separate bar area which can hold 40 people.
We are part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues.
During our downtime we have finished off the new toilets, revamped the entrance lobby fitted new lighting in the lobby and the bar, and are fitting the new stage, all the work is being done by ourselves with materials we have from our previous venue, reclaimed materials from within the venue itself and what has been scavenged from peoples garages and sheds, repurposing anything we can get our hands on.
The above picture is when The Dead South dropped by after their sold out gig at the 02 Academy Newcastle.
This one is the newly installed ladies toilets with classic albums and singles used as wall decorations
Our venue faces an uncertain future because of closure by the government due to covid 19 pandemic. We have only just reopened in a new location after 10 months without a venue and although our return to the Ouseburn was welcomed by sell out shows it was short lived.
Your donations will be used to pay rent, bills and maintenance of the building and keep us ready to stage our first gig when we are allowed to reopen. We are constantly looking at new ways to deliver a great experience on the night of a gig and work hard with bands to ensure a great show every time.
If we hit our target, and we can prevent the closure of our venue, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country.