Tours of BBC Newcastle
Just south of the Newcastle town moor lies BBC Newcastle studios. If you’re quite into your film and broadcast it’s a place well worth checking out for it’s tours.
Known as “The Pink Palace” it houses BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Look North as well as several assorted shows. This dedicated complex was built in the late 1980’s to replace the converted hospital BBC North East was housed in at the time. Housing two studios inside network productions were filmed in the larger of the studios, with local news aired from the smaller studio. However with a decline in locally produced network television BBC Look North moved into the larger studio in early 2000.
Visitors are welcome, for a modest fee, to come for tours around the studio building. They will be given a guided tour and see a working television studio in operation. You’ll get to see the newsroom in action, see the archives, and more. Tours last just under two hours, and visitors are warned it will involve a lot of walking and standing. It is not a recommended tour for younger children, but likely fascinating and inspirational tour for older children. You can see on Trip Advisor that it’s a highly regarded day out and likely not something many people would think to do.
More information about the tour of BBC Newcastle can be found here.