Sports hall at Birtley Leisure Centre

Birtley Leisure Centre's sports hall is an inspirational place, capable of transforming itself into an arena for a multitude of sports. Witness the drama of a late free throw on the basketball court, the spectacular dive to keep the shuttlecock alive, or the wild celebrations of a last minute goal in 5-a-side football or netball.

Our sports hall is your theatre of dreams. A place to create sporting memories that last a lifetime.

You bring your friends, we'll provide the sporting floor.


Double figure scorelines, questionable head-height decisions and the next-goal-winner rule. You can't beat goals from the halfway line, silky stepovers and cheeky nutmegs, or the great workout this indoor game provides. If 11-a-side is the beautiful game, 5-a-side is for the love of the game.

Indoor pitch prices (per hour)
GO Gateshead cardholder£45


Book your session online if you can or call 0191 433 7111


Badminton is great for all ages and abilities. It tests your reactions, coordination and flexibility, and it's guaranteed to get you moving. Play at a leisurely or competitive pace, in a singles match or doubles. However you play, though, and at whatever level, expect a fun and rewarding challenge whenever you step onto the court.

Badminton courts feature all regulation markings and nets.

Book your session online  if you can or call 0191 433 7111

Badminton prices (per court, per hour)

Standard (non-cardholder)


Adult (GO Gateshead cardholder)


Students and 65+ (GO Gateshead cardholder)


Juniors (GO Gateshead cardholder)


Access (GO Gateshead Access cardholder)



Find a club

If you want to pursue sport as a hobby, or play competitively, Gateshead has several clubs that offer coaching to junior and adult players at all levels of the game. Find a club near you using the North East Club and Activity Finder.