World Headquarters


World Headquarters is a nightclub that defies boundaries, where people from all walks of life come together for the love of music, dancing, and unity.

A legendary hotspot in the heart of Newcastle that’s been rocking the underground scene for 30 years. With its rich history and diverse offerings, WHQ has become a must-visit destination for both locals and visitors alike.

Located in Curtis Mayfield House on Carliol Square, this two-floor club boasts an atmosphere like no other.

The first thing that strikes you about World Headquarters is its stunning interior. Upstairs, you’ll find a jaw-dropping sound system and vibrant wall murals, while the lower floor offers a laid-back, versatile clubbing space complete with state-of-the-art Void sound and flexible staging for live shows. Leather couches and cozy nooks provide a comfortable respite from the dance floor, ensuring everyone feels right at home.

But it’s not just the décor that makes World HQ so special – it’s the music. WHQ’s eclectic lineup spans genres and eras. With a rotating cast of A-list DJs and innovative promoters, you’re guaranteed a one-of-a-kind, spiritually uplifting experience every time you step onto the dance floor.

Open throughout the week for club nights and events, World Headquarters is also the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights, with doors opening at 11 pm and the party lasting until 5 am. And with affordable drink prices and friendly service, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better night out in the city.

The raised DJ booth on the top floor lends a festival-like feel to the intimate venue, and both floors are outfitted with an impressive Void sound system. For those in the know, it’s clear that WHQ has gone all out to provide the best possible sound for its patrons. As one reviewer aptly puts it, “these speakers pump out some of the best sound you will find in a nightclub.”

World HQ’s commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment is evident in its wheelchair accessibility, lift between floors, and accessible washroom facilities on the ground floor. Additionally, quiet spaces are available for those needing a break from the club’s energy, and helpful staff are always on hand to assist with any concerns.

This club has become synonymous with Newcastle’s vibrant underground scene, attracting a diverse crowd that includes tourists, locals, and music aficionados. A visit to World Headquarters is more than just a night out – it’s an immersive experience, a celebration of love, music and inclusivity that transcends borders and expectations.

So, whether you’re a die-hard electronic music fan or a curious newcomer, there’s no better place to embrace the spirit of Newcastle’s underground than at World HQ.

Experience it for yourself and become part of a 30-year plus legacy that shows no signs of slowing down.