Housed in the state of the art concert venue operated by Northumbria University Student’s Union, Northumbria Institute came alive in early 2017 when a new partnership was ignited between the Union and SSD Concerts.

What followed was a rebrand and a reimagining of what the space could be which successfully saw huge acts such as De La Soul, Swans, Sundara Karma, Mogwai, Mastodon and Blue Oyster Cult, to name but a few.

The venue continues to grow and utilise it’s abundance of premier performance space. Institute 2, little sister venue to the larger room, is growing in reputation with more and more touring bands paying it a visit including Pale Waves, Vant, Demob Happy, Bay Waves and La Fontaines.