Newcastle: World class live music

Newcastle Improvised Music Association, fondly known as NIMA, is a not-for-profit association solely run by volunteers. Its aim is to support local, national and international contemporary jazz and music artists by providing a venue where they can showcase their skills and repertoire.

NIMA holds events every Tuesday night at “The Underground”, a newly refurbished, atmospheric venue which is part of the Grand Hotel, on 32 Church Street, Newcastle. Events are world class and attract a wide age range of audience participation featuring artists who clearly welcome the opportunity to be part of a listening room environment.
NIMA has gained an international reputation amongst musicians and is sought-after as a place to perform.

Further information about upcoming performances, programs and tickets are available online at

It is important to note that 80 percent of ticket money goes to the performing musicians on the night. NIMA looks forward to seeing you there.

Photo: Jackie Lampe