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MAY LISTINGS

Wed 1st: It’s our Weekly Pub Quiz! Join our quizmaster, Danny ‘Eyeballs’ for four rounds of brain exercise. Come top of the pile and win actual cash money! Fall just short and come in second to win a boozy treat, or failing all that, come rock bottom to earn delicious biscuits for the whole team. £1 entry per person, teams of up to 6 people, quiz starts at 8:30pm

Wed 1st: (Upper Venue) It’s our weekly blues dance class, hosted by the fantastic Hoodoo Blues. Come alone or with a partner and learn from expert tutor Melissa Davy all about the art of blues dancing. Like the music itself, blues dancing is all about expression and takin’ it easy. All experience levels welcome and the class is drop in, drop out, so don’t ever worry if you’ve not been to one before, you will be well looked after. The class will begin at 7:30pm and run for approximately an hour. If it’s your first session then its free to take part and then thereafter it’s £7.50 per class (£5 for students/concessions)


Thu 2nd:
Live this evening at Prohibition Cabaret Bar our resident jazz pianist Merlin Roxby will be taking his place at the keys and treating our guests to a jazzy, saloon style performance. Playing vintage piano versions of well known songs, Merlin will provide the perfect backdrop to anyone enjoying a drink in our establishment this evening. This live entertainment is completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the jar on the bar out for any cash donations, all of which go straight to Merlin. Doors open at 6pm, live performance from 8pm.

Thu 2nd: (Upper Venue) Calling all poets, spoken word performers and storytellers; presenting the open mic spoken word night Zoetrope on Tyne, hosted by poet and storyteller Charlie Care. Coming to our fitting upstairs venue, get ready for a laid-back, inclusive and friendly night featuring a raft of creatives and… you? Just put your name down on the door to bag yourself 5 minutes to share your words on the mic in front of our lovely crowd (or just come and be part of that crowd and enjoy the performances!). Doors open at 7pm and tickets are Pay As You Feel online (available here) or on the door– proceeds will be going to a great cause in the local arts scene, find out more on the night!

Fri 3rd: Introducing for her debut performance here at Prohibition international singer Sophie Mairi. This bank holiday weekend Sophie will delight us with a beautiful mix of covers from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Dusty Springfield, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, Gloria Gaynor and much more. Be ready to be captivated by her vocals while you enjoy a drink with us. This gig will be completely free to enjoy and we’ll get the ol’ Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music kicking off at 8pm.


Sat 4th:
Live this Saturday night our humble stage plays host to phenomenal Canadian vocalist Robyn Taylor in collaboration with esteemed musical theatre academic and practitioner Nick Butters on piano. Join them as they Fly you to the Moon and Over the Rainbow, celebrating classics from the American Songbook, vintage musicals, the Golden Age of Hollywood and more. Come on down, grab a drink and enjoy some Prohibition style, old fashioned live music. The gig will be completely free and we’ll have our Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors at 6pm, live music from 8pm.

Sat 4th: (Upper Venue) Get ready for a night of drinking and dancing as Grindhouse Events presents Livewire! A DJ led disco night all about 80s glam rock and hair metal! Celebrating the hair and spandex of the 80s glam scene. Grindhouse have been putting on club events all over the city for many years, including regular discos here at Prohibition so you know you’re in top hands. Entry for the night is £5 on the door which open at 8pm with the event running until midnight.


Sun 5th: 2pm – 6pm
It’s  our monthly Classic Cinema Club, a FREE afternoon classic film on the first Sunday of every month. Doors open at 2pm, film starts 3pm. Popcorn, ice cream, teas, coffees and snacks all available as well as our usual well stocked bar. Showing this month: Henry Fonda’s timeless classic 12 Angry Men! First come, first served on the places so be sure to arrive in good time for a good view of the screen!

Sun 5th: This Sunday evening we’re thrilled to welcome hugely celebrated vocal quartet Close Enough. Close Enough Barbershop Quartet won Best Small Vocal Ensemble in 2022 and 2023 in Buxton for their ‘witty repartee’ and ‘vocal acrobatics’. The four gents land in Newcastle with their vocal shenanigans, performing an irreverent mix of close harmony arrangements and classic barbershop, spanning everything from Antonín Dvořák to Big Band swingtime! This gig will be completely free to enjoy and we’ll have our famous Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors open at 6pm with the live performance from 7pm.


Wed 8th:
It’s our Weekly Pub Quiz! Join our quizmaster, Danny ‘Eyeballs’ for four rounds of brain exercise. Come top of the pile and win actual cash money! Fall just short and come in second to win a boozy treat, or failing all that, come rock bottom to earn delicious biscuits for the whole team. £1 entry per person, teams of up to 6 people, quiz starts at 8:30pm

Wed 8th: (Upper Venue) It’s our weekly blues dance class, hosted by the fantastic Hoodoo Blues. Come alone or with a partner and learn from expert tutor Melissa Davy all about the art of blues dancing. Like the music itself, blues dancing is all about expression and takin’ it easy. All experience levels welcome and the class is drop in, drop out, so don’t ever worry if you’ve not been to one before, you will be well looked after. The class will begin at 7:30pm and run for approximately an hour. If it’s your first session then its free to take part and then thereafter it’s £7.50 per class (£5 for students/concessions)


Thu 9th:
Live this Thursday evening we’re delighted to present, performing their debut gig here at Prohibition, local acoustic covers duo Luke and Lizzie. Having spent some time busking around the North East and performing in various venues around South Shields, the duo are taking their music to the city centre including a gig in our bar. Performing hits from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse, White Stripes, Chris Isaac and more the duo will provide a fantastic, chilled out evening of soulful live music. This gig will be completely free to enjoy and we’ll have a Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music starting at 8pm


Fri 10th:
We’ve got a great deal of Prohibition style fun and entertainment in store for you this Friday night as we excitedly play host to Jenni Winter’s Sing Along Pian-Oke! Cabaret pianist Jenni Winter returns to the piano to tinkle the ivories while you, the people, will take to the stage and sing. In this monthly event, you’re invited to take your pick from our selection of songs (and even suggest a few for the next edition) grab a glass of Dutch courage and have fun on the Sapphire Stage with the mic in hand.  Entry is free and we’ll have our Jar on the Bar out for tips for our fantastic pianist. Doors open at 6pm with the fun kicking off at 8pm.


Sat 11th:
Live this Saturday night, we’ve got some chilled jazz for you all performed by London based guitarist Tom Remon and local guitarist Laurence Harrison. Serving up some jazz standards and original works on dual guitars, these two talented musicians will provide the perfect backdrop to your Saturday night drinking here at Prohibition. This gig will be completely free to enjoy and we’ll get our Jar on the Bar out for your generous cash donations. Doors open at 6pm, live music at 8pm.

Sat 11th: (Upper Venue) Get ready for a night of drinking and dancing as Grindhouse Events presents Rudeness Rockabilly! A DJ led disco night all about rockabilly, ska, punk, reggae, psychobilly and rock ‘n’ roll music. Grindhouse have been putting on club events all over the city for many years, including regular discos here at Prohibition so you know you’re in top hands. Entry for the night is £5 on the door which open at 8pm with the event running until midnight.


Sun 12th: 2pm – 6pm
This Sunday afternoon come on down and enjoy the Spring edition of Hildy Harland’s Temperance Tea Party and Vintage Cabaret. Vintage showgirl Hildy Harland will serenade and entertain you as you sit back and enjoy your elegant afternoon tea and drinks. Expect showtunes, dancing, a bit of comedy, various characters, raffles and all kinds of other fun. To grab your place for this event visit here; ticket prices vary. Doors on the day open at 2pm with the show starting at 2:30pm.

Sun 12th: We’ve got some live jazz standards, popular songs and showtunes from the Great American Songbook brought to us by local musicians Eva Fox & The Jazz Guys. Eva performs regularly with jazz legends Alan Law, Paul Grainger and Tim Johnston, so we’re bound to be treated to a top quality performance. This gig will be completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors open at 6pm, live music from 7pm

Sun 12th: (Upper Venue) We’re thrilled to host this Sunday night Satin Beige, an R&B cellist and singer songwriter presenting her latest show A Chick and a Cello. Her cello-infused, lyrically soulful R’n’B has drawn comparisons to a “lovechild of Ed Sheeran and Alicia Keys”, captivating audiences across the UK. She has performed for Sir Paul McCartney, appeared in the critically acclaimed production of An Octoroon at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin (2022), has featured on tracks spun on Rinse FM, BBC 6 Music and 1Xtra, and continues to captivate audiences across the UK appearing at venues such as Liverpool’s Tung Auditorium, and Pizza Express Live, Holborn, with her cello, Kije. Immerse yourself in the sensuality of her performance, where each note is a caress and each lyric a whispered promise. Tickets for the show cost just £7.50+bf and with an option to “bring a friend” at a reduced price; follow the link here for full information and purchasing options. Doors on the night at 7:30pm with the show starting at 8pm.


Wed 15th:
It’s our Weekly Pub Quiz! Join our quizmaster, Danny ‘Eyeballs’ for four rounds of brain exercise. Come top of the pile and win actual cash money! Fall just short and come in second to win a boozy treat, or failing all that, come rock bottom to earn delicious biscuits for the whole team. £1 entry per person, teams of up to 6 people, quiz starts at 8:30pm

Wed 15th: (Upper Venue) It’s our weekly blues dance class, hosted by the fantastic Hoodoo Blues. Come alone or with a partner and learn from expert tutor Melissa Davy all about the art of blues dancing. Like the music itself, blues dancing is all about expression and takin’ it easy. All experience levels welcome and the class is drop in, drop out, so don’t ever worry if you’ve not been to one before, you will be well looked after. The class will begin at 7:30pm and run for approximately an hour. If it’s your first session then its free to take part and then thereafter it’s £7.50 per class (£5 for students/concessions)


Thu 16th:
Live this evening at Prohibition Cabaret Bar our resident jazz pianist Merlin Roxby will be taking his place at the keys and treating our guests to a jazzy, saloon style performance. Playing vintage piano versions of well known songs, Merlin will provide the perfect backdrop to anyone enjoying a drink in our establishment this evening. This live entertainment is completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the jar on the bar out for any cash donations, all of which go straight to Merlin. Doors open at 6pm, live performance from 8pm.


Fri 17th:
*SOLD OUT* Roll up, roll up it’s the night of our monthly Burlesque show, hosted by the award winning Trixie Blue. Come on down and prepare to be wowed with a sensual, titillating experience as the majestic performers take to the stage and showcase their talents. This month it’s The Burlesque Revue where a guest performer is invited to our bar to put on a special exhibition. Doors on the night open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. For the duration of the performance the public bar will be closed to those without tickets – we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Fri 17th: (Upper Venue) Introducing an evening with Newcastle based pianist and singer/songwriter John Hopkinson. Join John for his long awaited solo show in his hometown of Newcastle, at the iconic Prohibition Cabaret Bar! John will take to the piano for a night of some of his best loved songs, the stories behind them, and some exciting new material as well. Who knows, there might even be a special guest or two? Expect favourites such as The High LineStill, Love Is Strange and many, many more! Tickets for this show cost just £5+bf and can be purchased here. Doors on the night open at 7pm with the show starting at 7:30pm


Sat 18th:
Come on down this Saturday night for some authentic roots music from The Rockin’ Turner Brothers. Brothers Stuart and Peter Turner perform early country, Western swing and a bit of 50s rockabilly, taking their influences from guitar pickers like  like Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Jimmy Bryant, Grady Martin and Scotty Moore. Performing on upright double bass and semi acoustic electric guitar, these two always put on a show that’s not to be missed. Enjoy the gig free of charge, just come along and grab a space, and if you like what you hear (you will) you can show your appreciation by dropping some cash in the Jar on the Bar. Doors open at 6pm, live music from 8pm.


Sun 19th:
  Join us this Sunday evening for some live jazz in the form of much loved classics in fresh new arrangements as we welcome to our stage Ransom Van. Headed by local jazz guitar maestro Rich Herdman and accompanied by double bass legend Jude Murphy, the soulful, heartfelt vocals of Shayo and sweet, melodic harmonica playing from Ray Burns. This will be a top shelf, smooth performance and the perfect way to chill out with a drink on a Sunday night. Entry to the gig is completely free and we’ll have a Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors open at 6pm with the live music from 7pm


Wed 22nd:
It’s our Weekly Pub Quiz! Join our quizmaster, Danny ‘Eyeballs’ for four rounds of brain exercise. Come top of the pile and win actual cash money! Fall just short and come in second to win a boozy treat, or failing all that, come rock bottom to earn delicious biscuits for the whole team. £1 entry per person, teams of up to 6 people, quiz starts at 8:30pm

Wed 22nd: (Upper Venue) It’s our weekly blues dance class, hosted by the fantastic Hoodoo Blues. Come alone or with a partner and learn from expert tutor Melissa Davy all about the art of blues dancing. Like the music itself, blues dancing is all about expression and takin’ it easy. All experience levels welcome and the class is drop in, drop out, so don’t ever worry if you’ve not been to one before, you will be well looked after. The class will begin at 7:30pm and run for approximately an hour. If it’s your first session then its free to take part and then thereafter it’s £7.50 per class (£5 for students/concessions)


Thu 23rd:
Live jazz standards and contemporary singer/songwriter material with local vocalist Kate O’Neill. Kate will be joined this Thursday evening by pianist Alan Hall and double bass legend Paul Grainger. This trio comprises some of the finest jazz music talent in the North East so this is bound to be a wonderful show. Entry for the gig will be completely free and we’ll get the ol’ Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music starting at 8pm

Thu 23rd: (Upper Venue) Tonight at Prohibition Cabaret Bar! Our upstairs venue is playing host to the monthly networking event Together I’m Possible. Each month the team at Together arrange for two guest speakers to come along and share their stories, past experiences and unique outlooks on life allowing audience members to see things from a new perspective and learn something – be it a new positive attitude, an answer to something specific they’ve been looking for or simply how to be a better human. Tickets are sold on a “pay as you feel” donation basis. The doors to the bar open at 6pm and upstairs is open from 6.30pm. The first speaker is on from 7pm.


Fri
24th: This Friday night we are delighted to be joined by classically trained singer Carmen Silk, a phenomenal local vocalist who will be treating us to an evening of Classics With Carmen. Delivering an intimate mix of jazz, swing, blues and showtunes, Carmen will take inspiration from artists such as Liza Minelli, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and much more. This show is completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the old Jar on the Bar out for your generous cash donations. Live music from 8pm.

Fri 24th: (Upper Venue) This Friday we’re delighted to bring you our monthly blues dance class and social with Hoodoo Blues. This is an open to all experience levels blues dancing class with a highly accomplished teacher. As with blues dancing itself the class is all about taking it easy, enjoying and expressing yourself and friendly socialising. After the class has finished the evening will transition smoothly into a blues dancing social event to put into practice what you’ve learnt. Doors open at 7pm with the class running from 7:30 to 8:30 and then the night continues until 12 midnight. Entry is £10 on the door for the class and the social or £5 for just the social.


Sat 25th:
This Saturday night we’re thrilled to host an eccentric jazz, funk and soul collaboration between some of the region’s best jazz talents, tentatively named Papa G’s Troves. Featuring Papa G and some of the region’s best jazz musicians performing on saxophone, trumpet, double bass, keys, drums and of course some soulful vocals. Expect some authentic jazz classics with a gospelly twinge. This gig will be completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music from 8pm

Sun 26th: This Sunday evening we’re thrilled to welcome to our stage for the first time, local outfit Überloon, an alternative, compelling musical trio. Überloon’s songs take a tender look at the more unusual elements of human existence. Unearthing truths with the sometimes painful spade of humour and shovelling them into a glorious steaming heap of playful words and sounds. The music weaves the wonders of Brazilian/African rhythms with an eccentric European twist. Performed by a trio consisting of piano/accordion, (Simon Tarrant) Percussion (Keith Hill) and bass (Chad Langford). This gig will be completely free to enter and we’ll get the Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music starting at 7pm.


Wed 29th:
It’s our Weekly Pub Quiz! Join our quizmaster, Danny ‘Eyeballs’ for four rounds of brain exercise. Come top of the pile and win actual cash money! Fall just short and come in second to win a boozy treat, or failing all that, come rock bottom to earn delicious biscuits for the whole team. £1 entry per person, teams of up to 6 people, quiz starts at 8:30pm


Thu 30th:
Live this evening at Prohibition Cabaret Bar our resident jazz pianist Merlin Roxby will be taking his place at the keys and treating our guests to a jazzy, saloon style performance. Playing vintage piano versions of well known songs, Merlin will provide the perfect backdrop to anyone enjoying a drink in our establishment this evening. This live entertainment is completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the jar on the bar out for any cash donations, all of which go straight to Merlin. Doors open at 6pm, live performance from 8pm.


Fri 31st:
Join us this Friday night for some retro vaudeville jazz with some funky arrangements and associated chaos with local outfit Redwell. Made up of a bevvy of local jazz talent that includes Rich Herdman (guitar), Ray Johnson (Trumpet) and Jude Murphy (Double Bass and vocals). Expect some top quality jazz from top quality performers. This will be a free gig and we’ll have the famous Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music from 8pm

Fri 31st: (Upper Venue) Come on down this Friday night for an exciting, alternative drag show: Sweet and Sal’s Fat Drag Slam. Starring local drag stars and artists Sally tm and Sweet Boy, this cultural extravaganza looks to promote a fresh, spicy new look in the drag scene featuring performers who all bring a creative new style. The show will feature a variety of acts from Sally and Sweet and guest performers Risqué, Vick the Prick and Chai Tea. Tickets for this fantastic show start at just £5+bf and there’s an option to give extra to support the local drag scene and Sweet and Sal’s fine work. Full information and ticket purchasing options can be found here. Doors on the night open at 7:30pm with the show kicking off at 8pm

JUNE LISTINGS

Sat 1st: This Saturday we’re thrilled to host an evening of live jazz with North East based group, The Milne Glendinning Band. This long established group have graced our stage before and we’re thrilled to welcome them back. A powerful trio of talented musicians, Debra Milne on vocals, Steve Glendinning on guitar and Michael Clark on bass will be providing original contemporary music with smart lyrics & jazz infused melodic grooves. Entry will be completely free with a Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music starting at 8pm


Sun 2nd: 2pm-6pm
It’s  our monthly Classic Cinema Club, a FREE afternoon classic film on the first Sunday of every month. Doors open at 2pm, film starts 3pm. Popcorn, ice cream, teas, coffees and snacks all available as well as our usual well stocked bar. Showing this month: One of the finest film noir ever made: It’s Double Indemnity. First come, first served on the places so be sure to arrive in good time for a good view of the screen!

Sun 2nd: (Upper Venue) Are you ready for an evening with the spirits? Introducing An Evening of Mediumship with local spiritual guide Elaine Somervile. Join Elaine as she connects with the spiritual realm in the cosy atmosphere of our upstairs venue. Bringing messages, guidance and evidence of loved ones. Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, this event promises to be an intriguing experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the mysteries of the unknown. There will be raffles on the night; bottles must stay corked/unopened until you leave the venue, reading prizes can be redeemed after the event. Tickets for this event cost just £12+bf and can be purchased here. Doors on the night open at 7pm with the event starting at 7:30pm


Wed 5th:
It’s our Weekly Pub Quiz! Join our quizmaster, Danny ‘Eyeballs’ for four rounds of brain exercise. Come top of the pile and win actual cash money! Fall just short and come in second to win a boozy treat, or failing all that, come rock bottom to earn delicious biscuits for the whole team. £1 entry per person, teams of up to 6 people, quiz starts at 8:30pm

Wed 5th: (Upper Venue) It’s our weekly blues dance class, hosted by the fantastic Hoodoo Blues. Come alone or with a partner and learn from expert tutor Melissa Davy all about the art of blues dancing. Like the music itself, blues dancing is all about expression and takin’ it easy. All experience levels welcome and the class is drop in, drop out, so don’t ever worry if you’ve not been to one before, you will be well looked after. The class will begin at 7:30pm and run for approximately an hour. If it’s your first session then its free to take part and then thereafter it’s £7.50 per class (£5 for students/concessions)


Thu 6th:
This Thursday evening we’re thrilled to welcome to our stage The John Rowland Quartet. It’ll be a throwback to the glory days of the old Jazz Cafe and the hard bop scene. With John Rowland on tenor sax, Paul Grainger on double bass, Alan Law on keys and a mysterious drummer yet to be confirmed. Come on down and experience the live jazz that made these walls what they are. This gig will be completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the old Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music kicking off at 8pm

Fri 7th: We’ve got some live jazz in store for you all this Friday evening as we welcome back to our stage Eva Fox and The Jazz Guys. Performing some classics and standards through Eva’s soulful vocals accompanied by Alan Law on keys, Jude Murphy on double bass and Tim Johnston on drums. This gig will be completely free to enter and enjoy and we’ll get the ol’ Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music starting at 8pm.

Fri 7th: (Upper Venue) We’re absolutely delighted to host an amazing night of drag cabaret as local superstar Phoebe LaReine presents Summer Camp! Join Phoebe, Dylan D. Dixon, Hyper Dermic, The Delta Quadrant and Bipty P as they take you on holiday (which if you’re anything like me will be the only one you get this year). Slap on the sun cream, grab that beach towel and get prepared to experience Butlins as if ran by Drag Queens. What could possibly go wrong?! Tickets are on a pay as you feel donation basis and can be found here. Doors on the night open at 7pm with the show kicking off at 7:30pm


Sat 8th:
Live this Saturday night, we’ve got some chilled jazz for you all performed by London based guitarist Tom Remon and local guitarist Laurence Harrison. Serving up some jazz standards and original works on dual guitars, these two talented musicians will provide the perfect backdrop to your Saturday night drinking here at Prohibition. This gig will be completely free to enjoy and we’ll get our Jar on the Bar out for your generous cash donations. Doors open at 6pm, live music at 8pm.

Sat 8th: (Upper Venue) A special performance from locally based comedian and musician Gram Cummings, founder of Oxi-Morons Comedy Theatre group as he presents his latest show Bottoms Up! Gram takes us on a journey across his life and experiences through music and laughter – this show is not for the faint hearted. Entry for the show costs just £10 on the door. Doors open at 7pm, live show from 7:30pm.


Wed 12th:
It’s our Weekly Pub Quiz! Join our quizmaster, Danny ‘Eyeballs’ for four rounds of brain exercise. Come top of the pile and win actual cash money! Fall just short and come in second to win a boozy treat, or failing all that, come rock bottom to earn delicious biscuits for the whole team. £1 entry per person, teams of up to 6 people, quiz starts at 8:30pm

Wed 12th: (Upper Venue) It’s our weekly blues dance class, hosted by the fantastic Hoodoo Blues. Come alone or with a partner and learn from expert tutor Melissa Davy all about the art of blues dancing. Like the music itself, blues dancing is all about expression and takin’ it easy. All experience levels welcome and the class is drop in, drop out, so don’t ever worry if you’ve not been to one before, you will be well looked after. The class will begin at 7:30pm and run for approximately an hour. If it’s your first session then its free to take part and then thereafter it’s £7.50 per class (£5 for students/concessions)


Thu 13th:
Live this evening at Prohibition Cabaret Bar our resident jazz pianist Merlin Roxby will be taking his place at the keys and treating our guests to a jazzy, saloon style performance. Playing vintage piano versions of well known songs, Merlin will provide the perfect backdrop to anyone enjoying a drink in our establishment this evening. This live entertainment is completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the jar on the bar out for any cash donations, all of which go straight to Merlin. Doors open at 6pm, live performance from 8pm.

Thu 13th: (Upper Venue) Get ready for a night of mystery and intrigue as Phantoms returns to our venue; featuring a selection of fantastic new short stories from a range of local authors and storytellers. This edition we’re delighted to host seasoned storytelling duo Gail-Nina Anderson and Sean O’Brien and guest author Kris Johnson as they present their own work live. Tickets for this event cost just £5+bf and can be purchased here. The bar opens at 6pm with the event starting at 7pm


Fri 14th:
We’ve got a great deal of Prohibition style fun and entertainment in store for you this Friday night as we excitedly play host to Jenni Winter’s Sing Along Pian-Oke! Cabaret pianist Jenni Winter returns to the piano to tinkle the ivories while you, the people, will take to the stage and sing. In this monthly event, you’re invited to take your pick from our selection of songs (and even suggest a few for the next edition) grab a glass of Dutch courage and have fun on the Sapphire Stage with the mic in hand.  Entry is free and we’ll have our Jar on the Bar out for tips for our fantastic pianist. Doors open at 6pm with the fun kicking off at 8pm.


Sat 15th:
We have a wonderful, chilled out evening of live jazz in store for you this Saturday as we welcome back to our stage local jazz and blues legends Jude Murphy and Dan Stanley! Jude will speak to your soul with her phenomenal vocals and double bass work while Dan will dazzle you with his gorgeous guitar lines. A real treat for any fans of top musical talent. Entry will be free with a Jar on the Bar for any gratefully received donations. Doors open at 6pm with the live music from 8pm


Wed 19th:
It’s our Weekly Pub Quiz! Join our quizmaster, Danny ‘Eyeballs’ for four rounds of brain exercise. Come top of the pile and win actual cash money! Fall just short and come in second to win a boozy treat, or failing all that, come rock bottom to earn delicious biscuits for the whole team. £1 entry per person, teams of up to 6 people, quiz starts at 8:30pm

Wed 19th: (Upper Venue) It’s our weekly blues dance class, hosted by the fantastic Hoodoo Blues. Come alone or with a partner and learn from expert tutor Melissa Davy all about the art of blues dancing. Like the music itself, blues dancing is all about expression and takin’ it easy. All experience levels welcome and the class is drop in, drop out, so don’t ever worry if you’ve not been to one before, you will be well looked after. The class will begin at 7:30pm and run for approximately an hour. If it’s your first session then its free to take part and then thereafter it’s £7.50 per class (£5 for students/concessions)


Fri 21st:
Roll up, roll up, it’s that time of the month once again – Burlesque night! Summer is here and the heat is rising so get yourself a place at this month’s Vaudeville Vault and feel your temperature go even higher. Hosted by the award winning Trixie Blue and starring her amazing troupe of local performers, The Sapphire Whiskers plus special guests, this month’s show is guaranteed to be a spicy, saucy, raunchy romp! Tickets for this show will cost just £3+bf and will go on sale at exactly 10:30am on Saturday 18th May – get on down to the House of Trixie Blue Facebook page for full information on ticket sales. Doors on the night open at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm. Please note for the duration of the show our main bar is open only to those with tickets to the Burlesque show; we apologise for any inconvenience this causes


Sat 22nd:
Come on down this Saturday night for some authentic rhythm ‘n’ rock, rockabilly and country music from local group The Rusty Bullets. Having performed all over the North East for years, the bullets are bringing their musical talents to our humble stage. Comprising of Peter Turner on bass and Dom Malia on guitar and vocals, expect some toe tapping, knee slapping, hand clapping top shelf live music. This gig will be completely free to enter and we’ll get the famous Jar on the Bar out for your generous cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music kicking off at 8pm

Sat 22nd: (Upper Venue) Goodness me! It’s Club 30-80’s 8th Birthday this Saturday night! Club 30-80, a DJ led disco dance night geared towards adults who love going out for a boogie but would rather avoid the youth targeted club scene, have been putting on highly successful shows here at Prohibition for as long as we’ve existed so we’re absolutely thrilled to celebrate their birthday. Come on down this evening and revel with us! As ever your DJ host will be spinning tunes a-plenty on a request system so you can dance to the songs you want to hear. Tickets for this event are just £7+bf and can be purchased here. The event starts at 7pm.


Sun 23rd:
This Sunday night we’re delighted to welcome back to our stage the phenomenal jazz trio Leeway. Comprised of three of the finest jazz musicians of the North East, Tim Johnston on drums, Jude Murphy on double bass and vocals and Alan Law on keys. Expect some silky smooth jazz standards with plenty of twists and turns but always right from the very top shelf. This gig will be completely free to enjoy and we’ll have our Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors open at 6pm with the live music from 7pm


Wed 26th:
It’s our Weekly Pub Quiz! Join our quizmaster, Danny ‘Eyeballs’ for four rounds of brain exercise. Come top of the pile and win actual cash money! Fall just short and come in second to win a boozy treat, or failing all that, come rock bottom to earn delicious biscuits for the whole team. £1 entry per person, teams of up to 6 people, quiz starts at 8:30pm

Wed 26th: (Upper Venue) It’s our weekly blues dance class, hosted by the fantastic Hoodoo Blues. Come alone or with a partner and learn from expert tutor Melissa Davy all about the art of blues dancing. Like the music itself, blues dancing is all about expression and takin’ it easy. All experience levels welcome and the class is drop in, drop out, so don’t ever worry if you’ve not been to one before, you will be well looked after. The class will begin at 7:30pm and run for approximately an hour. If it’s your first session then its free to take part and then thereafter it’s £7.50 per class (£5 for students/concessions)


Thu 27th:
Live this evening at Prohibition Cabaret Bar our resident jazz pianist Merlin Roxby will be taking his place at the keys and treating our guests to a jazzy, saloon style performance. Playing vintage piano versions of well known songs, Merlin will provide the perfect backdrop to anyone enjoying a drink in our establishment this evening. This live entertainment is completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the jar on the bar out for any cash donations, all of which go straight to Merlin. Doors open at 6pm, live performance from 8pm.

Thu 27th & Fri 28th: (Upper Venue) For two nights here at Prohibition come along and enjoy a fantastic theatrical production: Frognal & Fox – A Life in Song. Written by highly accomplished stage manager, actor and writer Fiona Ellis and directed and produced by Cinzia Hardy, the founder of the multi award winning Northumberland based performing arts company, November Club. Dive into a showbiz world full of glamour, optimism, rivalry and acceptance. Meet Margaret Frognal (Jane Holman) and Adele Fox (Zoe Lambert), two fading performers, as they showcase their singing and playing talents accompanied by their bemused and cynical pianist. Beneath the theatrical camaraderie lurks a tension, but what is it and will it be resolved?
Featuring favourite songs from stage and screen by songwriters such as Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Stephen Sondheim and Noel Coward, and lesser-known numbers, this raucous, cabaret-style show is not to be missed. Tickets for the Thursday show can be purchased here and for the Friday night here (in both cases tickets are £16+bf or £14+bf concession). Doors on the nights open at 7pm with the show starting at 7:30pm


Fri 28th:
This Friday night we are delighted to be joined by classically trained singer Carmen Silk, a phenomenal local vocalist who will be treating us to an evening of Classics With Carmen. Delivering an intimate mix of jazz, swing, blues and showtunes, Carmen will take inspiration from artists such as Liza Minelli, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and much more. This show is completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the old Jar on the Bar out for your generous cash donations. Live music from 8pm.


Sat 29th:
This Saturday night we’re thrilled to host an eccentric jazz, funk and soul collaboration between some of the region’s best jazz talents, tentatively named Papa G’s Troves. Featuring Papa G and some of the region’s best jazz musicians performing on saxophone, trumpet, double bass, keys, drums and of course some soulful vocals. Expect some authentic jazz classics with a gospelly twinge. This gig will be completely free to enjoy and we’ll have the Jar on the Bar out for cash donations. Doors on the night open at 6pm with the live music from 8pm


Sun 30th:
Are ya’ ready for this! This Sunday come on down for the premiere edition of The Jazz Jam Sandwich! Hosted by Rivkala and Mollie Nature, the jam sandwich will hit your ears and your souls on the last Sunday of every month here at Prohibition. It’s all about the freedom music brings us, whether you’re playing it or embracing it. Musicians are welcome, audience members are encouraged and all are loved so come along, grab a drink and take it in. There’s no charge for this baby and no reserved spots. Doors open at 6pm and the jam spreads from 7pm.

CONTACT US

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

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

25-27 PINK LANE | NEWCASTLE | NE1 5DW

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