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Club nameThe Charnel House
LocationTyne and Wear
TownNewcastle upon Tyne
Club webpageThe Charnel House
Street Address/DirectionsButlers, Nun Street (see Butlers entry)
DescriptionThe best of Classic Goth or as someone coined it as "Old School Goth" from DJ's Ghost, Marie and Kev36663.

Now Newcastle's only regular Goth night!!!

1st and 3rd SATURDAY of Every Month 3.50 per person.

Good Beer...Good Music...Good Company! What More Do You Want??
Opening Hours7pm til 11pm
Submitted bySetvenharis
Submitted on:2002-02-10
User comments
Submitted by:pandaemonaeum / 2002-05-04
Comment:
Thanks to everyone who came to Thursday's CH, and to DJ Angel D'Sade, for doing an absolutely fantastic guest slot. He's welcome back any time! Marie

Submitted by:Kev / 2002-05-14
Comment:
always a good night, I've never gone home in anyway dissapointed, ever.

Submitted by:Survivor / 2002-06-07
Comment:
The Charnel House is getting better every month and I must say it's very nice to have a nite that is nearly entirely based round tradgoth. There's some electro and industrial music like Das Ich, Dream Disciples, Suicide Commando etc, played too. There's also the likes of Rammstein, Ministry, Type O Negative and even The Prodigy that also get an airing, so it's a good range and the alchohol is great I must add. Ghost ends the nite very cheery with Leonard Cohen, but I wish he would stop playing Robbie Williams halfway through the event. Please Ghost STOP THE PAIN!!!!!

Submitted by:neither_use_nor_ornament / 2002-07-28
Comment:
Always a good and cheap night out in Newcastle. Finishes at 11pm which is good for those who have work the next day and want to catch the last bus home!

Submitted by:neither_use_nor_ornament / 2002-07-28
Comment:
Run by really frindly people who are always pleased to see new faces come along!

Submitted by:Setvenharis / 2002-08-05
Comment:
The new website is up and running.....the url is: www.thecharnelhouse.co.uk Don't click on the top link...click this one!

Submitted by:Setvenharis / 2002-10-10
Comment:
WE ARE NOW TWICE A MONTH!!!! 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Submitted by:Acid / 2002-11-10
Comment:
I love the Charnel House! Haven't got a bad word to say about it! Good gothic times to be had by all!

Submitted by:sukubus / 2003-03-19
Comment:
Can't wait for Thursday again. Always a great night out in a friendly athmosphere. A mix of music specially designed with trad goths in mind. See you there!

Submitted by:Darknessandlight / 2003-07-04
Comment:
Another fantastic night last night, grreat to see so many new faces. Well done to Kev36663 on his guest DJ slot. Can't wait for the next one

Submitted by:Darknessandlight / 2003-07-28
Comment:
Just to let you all know Charnel House is now held every First & Third SATURDAY every month, starting this Saturday 2nd August 2003. Visit the NEW website (http://www.thecharnelhouse.com) for more details.

Submitted by:CatBalou73 / 2003-08-10
Comment:
Love this place, great music and friendly people! So glad it changed to a saturday - no mid-week hangover to worry about!

Submitted by:ickleBadger / 2003-12-11
Comment:
I can never remember which week this is on - and the fact theat the metro paper keeps getting it wrong doesn't help, I've turned up twice now on the wrong night!!!!!

Submitted by:CatBalou73 / 2003-12-13
Comment:
To ickleBadger - First and third saturday of every month, and if you check the homepage it has a handy 'future dates' link too. :)

Submitted by:deathshadow666 / 2003-12-23
Comment:
I went hear for the first time for the Christmas party on the 20th and I thought it was great. I cannot say enough good things about this venue!!! It is reasonably priced, the music is great, there are plenty of seats (so no standing around) and the staff are the friendliest I have ever had the pleasure of meeting they really make you feel welcome. I am planning on making up for lost time by becoming a regular in 2004.

Submitted by:Kev / 2004-01-01
Comment:
They have a new lighting rig - absolutely awesome- wow!!!

Submitted by:Brianetta / 2004-02-28
Comment:
Feel free to make advance requests on the website! Our DJs have an awful lot of music, and not all of it gets carried to every Charnel House night, so if you make your requests in advance there's a higher chance of getting exactly what you want.

Submitted by:Joe / 2004-02-28
Comment:
brian and marie are two of the nicest people you could meet, they know how to make a stranger welcome to there night

Submitted by:redrocks / 2004-03-01
Comment:
Friendly, intriguing, enjoyable, but I only hope it doesnt go the same way as Cuba Cuba once more people start to come to it. Keep up the good work Charnel.

Submitted by:Bateman / 2004-03-10
Comment:
My local! Well, it would be If I drank - well worth a visit here for those who prefer guitar music to synths and EBM. Dancefloor is a little strange, what with that huge pillar in the middle looking like it's lost it's temple or something. Hello to Brian and Marie, the nice DJ couple who actually listen to their audience when it comes to requests. Definetley the place to go for those of us who remember the 80's, and a fantastic introduction to the music that stirred our little black hearts all those years ago. Arrive early if you'd like a seat though. Best night out in Newcastle IMHO!

Submitted by:Feral / 2004-05-30
Comment:
Starting going to this (finally!) this month, and I must say I am well impressed. The website pictures don't do the place justice. Good ppl, good DJ's, good atmosphere, and good beer. What more could you ask! Oh yeah...good music as well!

Submitted by:Vincente_Desta / 2004-06-07
Comment:
People are so accomadating here. The DJ's will play just about anything within reason, people will talk to you even though they don't know you, and everyone will make you feel like a prince. I know this is how I have was recieved the first 'proper' time I went there. Possibly the friendlist club I've ever been to. ('Club' really makes the setting sound a lot more impersonal than it really is; it's remarkably convivial.)

Submitted by:jester666 / 2004-10-10
Comment:
What more could a goth want, it's dark, it's underground, the music is request driven and therefore excellent and everyone's friendly. If you haven't been I strongly suggest you go, give it try, you'll like it I promise.

Submitted by:SkunkGoth / 2004-10-17
Comment:
A lovely crypt where I can dance like a deranged zombie and nobody laughs.

Submitted by:SkunkGoth / 2004-10-17
Comment:
A lovely crypt where I can dance like a deranged zombie and nobody laughs.

Submitted by:jester666 / 2004-11-21
Comment:
It gets as cold as crypt outside in winter. The atmosphere and the people at Charnel are warm, pop along request some music, have a drink and relax. It really is that good!

Submitted by:Bateman / 2004-11-23
Comment:
Okay, perhaps I just walked in on a weird night, but there was 45 minutes of 'Goth-Metal' getting played, two people were dancing (to their credit they remained on the dancefloor for most of the set) and other folk were mentioning the music, with a few noteable looks of puzzlement across many a painted face......okay, yes, Lacuna Coil is nice...we get the message. What it boils down to, in the end, is that I feel enough treadgoth didn't get played, in place we had Goth-Metal. I don't think this is a good thing......Cuba's virus appears to have spread. I will return, with a few CD's I figure should get played. Still a great night out - just not sure about the musical policy.....I know it's request driven, but if you are going to request something, at least dance to it and let the DJ know they're doing a good job....now where's that latest COF CD gone....? Hell, it's gothic metal, right?

Submitted by:pandaemonaeum / 2004-12-03
Comment:
Sorry you didn't enjoy the night. In our defence, we've always played 'goth metal' like Type O Negative, etc. There was a 20 minute set of it last CH after a huge number of requests for Nightwish/ Lacuna Coil, all of which were passed on to Kev36663 as Ghost and I don't even own any of it! If it's any consolation, it felt like 45 minutes to me as well;) You can keep your CoF CD, even Viper won't play that ;p However, you know we'll play your more sensible requests :D quite happily.

Submitted by:jester666 / 2004-12-03
Comment:
I think you did walk in at a bad time check the Charnel Website for further info.

Submitted by:Bateman / 2004-12-20
Comment:
Now that was much more fun! Excellent Christmas night with nary a dubious goth cover of a festive song in sight! Fantastic idea to spread the goth metal evenly throughout the evening as well instead of lumping it all together in one slot. Amazing music all night actually, wonderful use of Dead Can Dance for atmospherics during the buffet interval - Sopor, PWEI, Rammstein, Bauhaus....I was a very happy goth indeed. Congratulations to Brian, Marie and Kev for a wonderful time. Glad I left the COF CD at home.

Submitted by:Darknessandlight / 2005-02-22
Comment:
Don't forget folks.. The new home of Charnel House is just over the road from the Tap & Spile (RIP) at Butlers, upstairs in the function room. David (DJ Viper)

Submitted by:Brianetta / 2005-04-14
Comment:
We've redesigned the web site. It should be much easier to use now. Our future dates page is now automated (so we don't need to remember to update it so often, hehe) where each event links to the entry here on NetGoth, so you can easily tell people that you're coming along. The link's at the top of this page!

Submitted by:Vincente_Desta / 2005-05-23
Comment:
The new location has an actual WORKING BAR, complete with barman, and it doesn't have a pillar placed in an akward spot on the dancefloor. Rejoice!

Submitted by:Kev / 2005-07-04
Comment:
Surprised this hasn't been mentioned already. But CH is currently Newcastles longest running Goth night (that's still open)

Submitted by:Survivor / 2011-01-19
Comment:
This night has now moved to Barkollo. The same opening time 06:30, until the later time of 01:00 AM. Same entry price, £3.50 as well.

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