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BALTIC Front Room

BALTIC Front Room offers hospitality, care and kind conversation to all.

Located on the Ground Floor and looking out onto Baltic Square, BALTIC Front Room has socially distanced tables and seating. You can eat your own packed lunch here or have a refreshment of squash or tea and coffee. It's a place to pause and have a chat; about art, about our exhibitions, about life, about yourselves. BALTIC's friendly Crew will be in Front Room to welcome you on your visit.

BALTIC Front Room is a space for congregation, creativity and celebration. Throughout the year, we are hosting a series of welcoming events to support national and regional campaigns and celebrations in the space.

We want you to join in, whether you want to rest, read or make a difference to our world. Drop in, chat to BALTIC Crew and get involved.



Refugee Week
16 – 20 June

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. As part of Refugee Week, you’re invited to join us in BALTIC Front Room for the following activities:

Wed-Sun, 10.30am-6pm:

  • Read and explore children’s books about moving home, exile and displacement, including The Journey by Francesca Sanna and The Day War Came by Nicola Davies.
  • Listen to a Spotify playlist created for Refugee Week.

Thursday 17 June, 10.00:

Saturday 20 June, 13.00-15.00:

  • Join BALTIC staff and Comfrey Project and help grow our garden of edible and sensory plants in the planters just outside BALTIC Front Room. Drop in to this gardening session anytime between 1pm-3pm on Saturday 20 June.

Find out more about Refugee Week here.