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Get Your Skates On for Newcastle Rolladisco

A few weeks ago I was invited by my good pal Zoe to join her at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle for the city’s first ever ‘Get Down Rolladisco’ event. It was an opportunity to wear our funkiest outfits, cover ourselves in glitter and skate around to an amazing playlist of soulful floor-fillers, of course I said yes!

Boiler Shop Events Blogger Roller Skates

I was hugely impressed by the recent improvements made to the venue. The Boiler Shop has always been a super cool place for pop up events but now it’s had a bit of a facelift including the addition of lovely new bathrooms it’s better than ever (hurrah, no more portaloos)!

boiler shop get down roller rink

Zoe and I  loved the outrageous decor and couldn’t help but admire the effort everyone had gone to with their outfits, we had a fantastic evening whizzing around the huge rink/dancefloor! We were advised to skate for thirty minutes at a time and then take a break, this was to help keep the queues down, which did get quite long at times but to be honest we didn’t mind as it gave us the chance to cool down with a beer.

life in geordieland blogger roller disco

There was also the mezzanine level to explore where we discovered retro arcade games, a cake stall, a cocktail bar and a glitter face-painting station. With windows overlooking the skating rink below it was also a great spot for people watching which was almost as much fun as the skating itself!

glitter station

Donkey Kong Retro

The event was a roaring success with loads of people giving it rave reviews on social media so it came as no surprise when the organisers quickly announced their next Rolladisco, see dates HERE.

The funk soul DJ’s will be be back, along with a bigger and better skating rink, lots of new and fun games, more food vendors, retro sweets, plus extra seating both inside and out.

You can opt for afternoon or evening tickets, priced at £16.50 or £19.25 and that includes free skate hire. They aren’t battered old roller boots either but nice, clean new ones.

Glitter Face Paint

The event is for over 18’s only which I know will disappoint a lot of teens but the adults only policy means you can really let your hair down and enjoy the combination of clubbing, a few beers and unleashing your inner child! Fancy dress is absolutely encouraged so dig out your leg warmers and sweatbands and enjoy a night out with a difference!

For more details and ticket info check out

Thanks to the team at Rolladisco Ncl for letting me use some of their pics in this post.

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Rachel Kershaw

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  1. Ohhh my god! This looks amazing. I wish we had one in Leeds!

    Corinne x

  2. Isobel Reply

    Ahh this has made me so excited for the roller disco! We’ve got tickets for the event in Dec but I was wondering what time we should arrive? It starts at 7pm but since it goes until 1am what would you recommend?

    • Fab! I think I got there about 8pm if I remember rightly and there was a quite a large queue for the skates at that point, you will be on and off the rink throughout the evening so don’t worry about getting there early, the time goes so quickly! Enjoy x

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