The Newcastle


Independent and on the High Street

everyday meditation for everyone

Weekly Drop-in Classes

There is no need to book for any of our drop-in classes – just turn up in good time – payment by donation


Drop-in classes

Daytime Sessions: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11am

The standard drop-in meditation session, lasting 60 mins, suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners. Sessions comprise a brief introduction, two periods of silent meditation, and opportunities for sharing and reflections.


Early Evening Sessions: Tuesdays at 6pm

Early evening drop-in meditation session, lasting 50 mins, most suitable for people who may already have some experience of meditation, though beginners are always welcome. Sessions comprise two periods of silent meditation, with a short pause in between.

About us

The Newcastle Meditation Centre, at 71b Westgate Road, is a safe, welcoming and ideologically neutral space, wholly dedicated to the learning and practice of mindfulness and meditation.

We believe it is the first independent high street meditation of its kind in the UK.

At the Centre you can attend drop-in classes, courses and workshops, together with a range of other activities, including research seminars, discussion groups and social events. Bespoke packages can also be arranged for groups and organisations.

It is our goal to make the benefits of meditation accessible, affordable and available to all.

Opening Times

Mondays 10am-2pm

Wednesdays 10am-2pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm

And whenever there is a scheduled activity


We are always keen to hear from people willing to volunteer at the Meditation Centre, whether by simply being there so that we can have the place open, or leading activities.

For any expressions of interest, please either speak to someone at the centre or get in touch via the contact page.

Using the Space

Groups and individuals are welcome to use the space for meditation and related activities, at reasonable rates for a prime city centre location. 

Our upstairs meditation room has space to seat 24 people comfortably. Please be aware that unfortunately there is no lift.