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Welcome to WHQ

Black, white, gay, straight, religion or lack of it... Welcome to Newcastle's top & longest running underground Club. We hope you come to love World HQ, we built it right here, for you & all your chums - in the hope that you would... x

The WHQ 30th Anniversary Year

This year World Headquarters celebrates 30 years since our inception, 1993 -2003. As we enter our fourth decade as the city's top underground Club we'll have loads of fab shows & events coming in for the Autumn / Winter season.

Not many Clubs on the planet have lasted this long, remaining totally independent & we are now stronger than we have ever been. With that in mind, now is as good a time as any to check out our site's 'History' section, where the full arc of our existence as a Club is laid out from day one...

We shall continue to push the boundaries of Club culture & our consistent, inclusive, welcoming vibe across the generations - Keep on keeping on.

Square dealing


November 2023

December 2023

01 Dec Upstairs
01 Dec Downstairs
01 Dec Live at:
02 Dec Downstairs
02 Dec Upstairs
02 Dec Downstairs
02 Dec Live at:
05 Dec Two Floors
08 Dec Two Floors
09 Dec Upstairs
12 Dec Live at:
13 Dec Live at:
14 Dec Live at:
15 Dec Downstairs
15 Dec Upstairs
16 Dec Live at:
16 Dec Two Floors
19 Dec Live at:
20 Dec Live at:
21 Dec Live at:
22 Dec Live at:
23 Dec Live at:
31 Dec Upstairs

January 2024

March 2024

April 2024

June 2024

About the Club

What we are, what we do, hire info & all about our magical building. Click the 'view all' button to see the full caper.

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Our history

Here are a few snippets of WHQ's extensive history in Newcastle spanning the last 5 decades. Click 'view all' to read the full timeline of the amazing journey that created this true, underground subculture of genuine diversity & fun - it's a mind blower.

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Devil Bat

A novel combo of two staples here… Proving the theory that sticking to one costume can sometimes prove more effective, as we’re just left feeling a little confused…



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A top notch, local, independent free speech podcast & facebook group.

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