Tour: Behind the Scenes Tours of BBC Newcastle

Known affectionately as 'the Pink Palace', BBC Newcastle's Broadcasting Centre is home to Look North, Inside Out, The Politics Show and Late Kickoff, as well as BBC Radio Newcastle.

They invite vistors to take an exclusive look into a BBC newsroom and see their famous studios. Come on a tour and see how they create and manage: autocue, weather reports, editing and sound effects. You could witness a live radio broadcast, sit in the presenter's chair and learn how songs are chosen for radio. Visitors will learn how television and radio programmes are made and have the chance to visit our interactive studio where you can have a go at presenting the news or weather and star in your very own radio drama, complete with sound effects!

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

Tours take approximately one hour and 45 minutes and involve a certain amount of walking and standing. The tour is not ideal for children under 9 years old - though they will be welcomed.

Booking information

Tours take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11 June 2011

Each tour takes a maximum of 15 people

The number of tours available is limited because of the nature of the building, but we welcome all groups and organisations

Prices Adult £6.15

Concession £5.75

Child/student £5.15

School £4.00

Teacher £5.00

Book via BBC Newcastle website 

  1. By phone: 0370 901 1227*
  2. By phone from outside the UK, call: +44 1732 42 7770
  3. By textphone for hearing-impaired callers: 03700 100 212*
    *Standard geographic charges apply and calls may be included in your telecoms provider's call package. Calls from mobiles may be higher. Calls may be recorded for training.