BBC Newcastle

BBC Newcastle, Broadcasting House, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4NS

Step inside the exciting world of broadcasting at BBC Newcastle.

Join us on a behind the scenes tour of our TV and radio studios, home to Look North, Sunday Politics, Inside Out and BBC Newcastle Radio for the North East. Get a unique insight into how BBC programmes, past and present are made here, in the North East such as Byker Grove, Our Friends in the North, George Gently, Hebburn and current BAFTA and RTS awarding winning children’s drama The Dumping Ground, to name just a few.

To round things off, why not have a go at broadcasting yourself by making your own TV or radio show in our interactive studio.

A tour of BBC Newcastle offers you the exclusive chance to learn the tricks of the trade and find out some fun facts and quirks about your favorite regional BBC shows and presenters - so book your ticket now.

BBC Newcastle is a working building so no two tours are the same, but they will always be informative, interesting and fun.


Look North studio at BBC Newcastle

Tour dates and times

Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays

10.30am and 1.30pm

Alternate Saturdays

10.30am and 1.30pm

More dates are made available during school holidays

Tours take approximately 1.5 hours and involve a certain amount of walking and standing.

Extra dates and times are available for schools and groups. For more information see Group bookings below.

  • Really entertaining work day out! What a fantastic time!! I've done the children's interactive tour with my own family before and loved every moment... so was really looking forward to doing a slightly different version for the "grown ups"!! I really wasn't disappointed!... so much insight and entertainment! My lasting memory will certainly be the radio drama... you think you know someone until you hear them do spooky butler voice.

  • Just got back from tour and it was excellent. The tour guides would put Ant & Dec to shame and you really appreciate the behind the scenes work that goes into making news and entertainment. Thank you.

  • Recently took part in a tour as part of a BBC Children In Need celebration - with lots of people I hadn't met before.. .our guides made the visit great fun and soon got everyone chatting and laughing. It was fascinating to learn more about what happens behind the scenes and hilarious to take part in activities like presenting the news, recording a radio play... I'll definitely be back with my kids in tow!