We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share

BBC Newcastle Tour
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
105
All photos (105)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good5%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“radio play”(31 reviews)
“sound effects”(13 reviews)
About
BBC Newcastle or the 'Pink Palace' as the building is affectionately known, offers visitors a unique opportunity to step behind the scenes of the biggest broadcasting corporation in the world. Scheduled carefully between our live television...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Broadcasting Centre Barrack Road | Broadcasting House, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4NS, England
Website
+44 370 901 1227
Call
Reviews (218)
Filter reviews
217 results
Traveller rating
206
11
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
206
11
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews radio play behind the scenes sound effects the pink palace radio drama horrible histories news desk radio studio radio station tv news green screen excellent afternoon control room great fun year olds hands on activities all ages
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 217 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was very good, it was informative and give a really good history of the area along with the BBC nationally.

Thank susannelaidler
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Susanne Thanks you so much for your review I really am glad to hear you enjoyed it. Fun and informative is what we aim to do so glad to hear we hit the mark for you. Thanks Tony

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the BBC newcastle tour loved every minute, staff were informative and funny, our tour included the kids tour I thought it was a little rushed but still very enjoyable what made it special was we got to meet colin Briggs mainly presents the...More

Thank volunteer12017
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi So glad to hear that you had such a good time on your interactive studio tour of BBC Newcastle. Meeting Colin, bonus! That doesn't happen on every tour and so when it does, as he is one of the best people to explain fully...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed by very friendly staff, and given a tour of the news studios. This included a chance to sit at the news desk which we see daily on TV, and have our photos taken. We also went into a room where we were...More

Thank leonberger2017
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks so much for the time you have set aside to leave such a full review of the things you enjoyed most on your tour. We are always so happy to hear that people enjoy their experience of BBC If you have any photos...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were part of a U3A party for this tour. Our welcome and introduction by our guides, Tony and Simon was outstanding, despite a slightly torturous security clearance. All was very instructive and highly enjoyable after that, and it was truly fascinating...More

Thank OldiePlymouth_UK
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your review, Simon and I are so happy to read you enjoyed your group visit to the studios. We prefer to call our tech "well loved" rather than tatty :-) but as you can see the BBC is very good...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are just back from a fabulous 2 hour tour of BBC Newcastle TV/Radio studios where 2 terrific guides, Tony and Simon, entertained and informed us throughout, both of them big personalities with a lot of knowledge of BBC history and the workings of the...More

Thank Sandie T
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sandie So please that you enjoyed the tour, especially having "insider" knowledge too, the words no pressure came to mind for Simon and I a few times. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review too, all Team Tours...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the studios today and it was great! Tony and Simon were our guides and they were brilliant - knowledgable, funny and the perfect 'hosts'. They made us feel very welcome and special. The tour involved the history of the BBC in Newcastle, how the...More

Thank Liz M
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Liz Simon and I are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us; please do share some of your 'photo shoot' with us on our social media pages or this trip advisor page and we will your photos in our welcome slide show...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled into Newcastle from Alnwick where we are holidaying to go on the tour. My wife and ten year old daughter didn’t quite know what to expect although the tour had been highly recommended by some of our Edinburgh based friends. Well we were...More

Thank Doug M
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Doug Great to read such a fab review! Delighted also to learn that your friends felt so happy with their visit that they recommend your family to book with us. This really does mean so much to our team who, as you have seen...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour fascinating insight of the bbc operation in Newcastle with our cub group. The guides were great and this was really interactive with lots of games, a bit of acting and even an appearance on live radio, as if that wasn’t enough we also...More

Thank Ryan M
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ryan So pleased to hear that your cubs enjoyed our interactive tour! We love having community groups and have entertained many cubs over past years, so if you can spread the word we'd appreciated it hugely. Thanks and hope to see again you soon...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The tour lasted a couple of hours. We had 2 very good tour guides who showed us round. They told us the whole history off the BBC. The Archives was very interesting, also going into the control room & studio. Lots of information & fun,...More

Thank Allysam65
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi Thank you so much for this kind review, we love hearing that guests enjoy their time with us... oh and I sent your radio play to the casting director of the archers... they said that they'd call you :-) The BBC Tour, the tour...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

I visited the 'Pink Palace' yesterday with my fellow crafters from Cramlington. We had a great morning seeing where it all happens with regard to BBC North East. Excellent guides who gave us the lowdown on how it all works. Especial thanks to Gordy who...More

Thank Ros D
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hello Ros and the lovely "Cramy Crafters" What a lovely review, I will be sure to show Jordy this lovely review (he loves a name check online it makes him think he's famous). Seriously though receiving great reviews like this makes our job really rewarding...More

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 83 nearby hotels
Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel
1 828 reviews
.52 km away
Ryokan Hotel
140 reviews
.59 km away
Premier Inn Newcastle City Centre (The Gate)
1 059 reviews
.78 km away
Grainger Hotel
309 reviews
.91 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1 391 nearby restaurants
Luigikhan's
1 027 reviews
.59 km away
Moulin Rouge Cafe and Grill
562 reviews
.62 km away
The Earl of Pitt Street
731 reviews
.23 km away
Red Mezze
986 reviews
.63 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 397 nearby attractions
St James' Park
1 219 reviews
.38 km away
Leazes Park
130 reviews
.35 km away
Aspers Casino
64 reviews
.70 km away
St. Andrew's Church
18 reviews
.76 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Sue R
5 June 2017|
Answer
Response from alison a | Property representative |
The price is Adult £10.00, Concession £9.25 and Child £7.50 valid until 31st March 2017.
0
Votes
Ami M
20 July 2015|
Answer
Response from alison a | Property representative |
Hi Ami M, yes you do have to buy a ticket to come on a tour. You can purchase online at the BBC shows and tours website thanks for the interest.
1
Vote