The Lock-Up is a unique cultural destination located in the heart of Newcastle’s heritage precinct. The building was originally Newcastle’s Police Station and Lock-Up from 1861 to 1982 and is an important example of colonial government architecture.

Now operating as a contemporary art space and inner city creative hub, the heritage listed building includes a purpose built gallery space, rare heritage listed cells, an event and installation space in what was the former exercise yard, and an onsite apartment for multi-disciplinary residencies.

The Lock-Up spaces are also utilised for public and private events and functions. Two main spaces are for hire, The Yard and the Gallery.

Income generated through the commercial hire of spaces assists in funding The Lock-Up’s assets and programs.

The Yard

The former men’s exercise yard has been sympathetically renovated to create a striking one-of-a-kind venue.

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