The Mayfair, Newcastle


The Mayfair in Newcastle opened as a ballroom on 12th September 1961. With its large hall, the Mayfair could hold up to 1,500 people, and had a resident band. The entrance to the Mayfair was on the corner of Newgate Street and Low Friar Street. Later the Mayfair became a major concert venue, hosting may upcoming bands in the late 1960's and 70s. Notably, Led Zeppelin's first UK concert was at the Mayfair on th 4th October 1968. Changing with the times, it was used as Rock Disco and later still a Rave venue. The building was demolished in 1999 to be replaced by the Gate leisure complex.

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The Al Shaw Trio at the Mayfair Ballroom

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Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle - 2nd Bar

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Interior of the Mayfair Ballroom

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Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle - The Sapphire Bar

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Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle - Fiesta Food Bar

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Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle - Lobby

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Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle - Ticket Hall

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Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle - Powder Room

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Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle - Dance Floor

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Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle - Stage

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Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle - Main Bar

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Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle - The Crystal Bar

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068337:The Mayfair Low Friar Street Thurston Mark 2000

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Newcastle Mayfair Rock Club - 1964 - 1999: RIP

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Maiyfair Ballroom
- Detailed information and photographs about the Mayfair between 1966 and 1971. "...If you were in a north east band in the mid to late sixties it is likely that that ...

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Newcastle's famous Mayfair ballroom opened on this day 55 years ago
- Chronicle 12th September 2016. "As a rock venue it hosted Pink Floyd, U2, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen and countless other major rock acts...."

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