Prohibition Cabaret Bar is the home of all things entertainment for performers and audiences alike. Built specifically to provide a stage for live music, variety, cabaret, music hall and vaudeville acts from Newcastle, the region and beyond and is fast becoming one of the most sought after venues in town for private hires of all kinds.

Situated in the heart of Newcastle’s bustling West End and Creative Central zone, boasting an exclusive private hire venue for all kinds of events. The 60 capacity space features a purpose built cabaret stage, an in-house Bose PA system, microphone, private bar, private WC facilities and exclusive use of our private 1930’s F.B.I. Prohibition Bureau with hidden antique billiards table.

In a band? Got an act? Want to put on an event or show? Got a product or book to launch? Networking nights? The venue can be hired outright – all ticket sales go to you, the bar take is ours, simple. You look after your own ticket sales and promo, (we can provide our logo if required). Plus your event will of course be shared on the Prohibition Cabaret Bar website and Facebook, Instagram and X pages to help spread the word. No need for unnecessary complications. The stage is yours…


Evening, midweek or weekends

Ideally located just a stone’s throw from Newcastle Central Station we are within a couple of minutes walk from local, national and international transport links by train, Metro, ferry, bus, taxi or on foot.

Introducing a very exclusive space available for smaller private hires of 2 to 10 guests – ‘The Bureau’ – A mock 1930’s F.B.I. Prohibition Bureau perfect for private gaming, cards, billiards, interviews, D&D, board meetings, appraisals, briefings, script table reads, workshops/sessions/classes, this list is endless. The boardroom table in the centre of the room is actually a hidden pool table, so you can also hire the room just for you and your pals for a few racks of eight ball based fun!

Private Venue Hires accepted:

Birthdays over 25 years, anniversaries, wedding receptions, private screenings, networking events, leaving parties, work’s parties, baby showers, naming ceremonies, photoshoots/filming/location hires, dance classes, auditions and so on.


All day hires are charged hourly at just £15 per hour to cover basic staffing and utilities costs for the use of the space. No more, no less.

There is no venue ‘hire’ charge as such for the evening hires, but a £90 charge to cover your staff for the evening for their shift is all it costs to secure your booking. That’s it! You get your exclusive venue, your bartender gets a wage for the evening and we get the bar take. Everyone wins! We simply take this payment on the night by card or cash, nothing upfront required. Easy!

What’s included:

Your hire will include exclusivity of the venue for the date hired.

Evening hires are 7pm – 11pm. Daytime hire hours can be discussed.

Access permitted from 6pm (free of charge) to decorate / set up / sound check / lay out buffet, etc. Your hire is only charged from the time your guests are invited to arrive. 

Free use of our in-house PA system with MP3 connectivity for personal playlists (from phones, iPads or laptops, etc), or we can play your CD’s from the bar for you too. If you hire a DJ they are welcome to connect to the in-house PA for their set.

Free use of a microphone and stand for speeches / performances / talks.

Free use of digital projector and screen, should you need it.

60 capacity maximum. Seating / tables for up to 50, the remainder standing.

Free use of our 8ft x 2ft and 6ft x 4ft buffet tables (with/without cloth).

Use of purpose built stage and spot-lights.

Over 18’s only** – Challenge 25 scheme in operation.

**Children are permitted to attend family functions up to 10pm and any daytime events. No dizzy drinkies for the dinkies though please!


For housekeeping purposes Prohibition does NOT allow confetti, party poppers, table confetti or glittery decorations. We do our best to ensure the premises are presented to each hire in tip top condition.

Prohibition does not provide catering in house – that means you are welcome to source and bring your own buffet or order in catering of your own choice. Easy peasy!

Prohibition does not provide private entertainment – you are welcome to source these yourself, though we can help with contacts and ideas if required or you can take a look at our ‘Previous Performers’ page for some inspiration.

Prohibition does not provide drinks packages though we can help with discounts for drinks receptions, themed events, drinks token systems, bar tabs, etc.

Please note: The private hire venue is on the first floor of the premises meaning it unfortunately has no disabled access. It has a split level staircase (with a break in the middle to rest) of 5/break/12 with handrails on either side. 

For all hire enquiries and date availability please drop us a line below, we look forward to hearing from you and hosting your event, the Prohibition way!


For General Enquiries please drop us a line on: prohibitionnewcastle@gmail.com

For Private Hire or Live booking enquiries it's: prohibitionbookings@gmail.com


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