New Vic Theatre – Newcastle-Under-Lyme

    Founded in 1962, the New Vic is the producing theatre for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. With around eight major productions a year, it presents a varied and adventurous programme which includes contemporary drama, new commissions, innovative adaptations and accessible classics.

    Recent productions have toured nationally and internationally and have transferred to London and Manchester. The theatre enjoys a relationship with the RSC’s Associate Schools programme; and has been an Affiliate Company of the National Theatre Studio. The theatre also regularly works with partners including the Manchester Royal Exchange, the Oxford Playhouse, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Bolton Octagon, Oldham Coliseum and Northern Broadsides.

    The New Vic has developed extensive and award-winning community involvement, working regionally, nationally and internationally through its Education Department and ground-breaking New Vic Borderlines, which works to change the lives of the most disadvantaged members of the community. The New Vic leads Appetite, an initiative to increase engagement with the arts within Stoke-on-Trent.

    The New Vic is funded by Arts Council England, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

    Upcoming events at The New Vic Theatre

    Alan Ayckbourn’s Family Album

    Alan Ayckbourn’s new play tenderly chronicles the trials, tribulations and temptations of three generations of one family across 70 years in the same home.

    New Vic Theatre - Newcastle-Under-Lyme

    11 Oct 2022 - 22 Oct 2022

    Alan Ayckbourn’s new play tenderly chronicles the trials, tribulations and temptations of three generations of one family across 70 years in the same home.

    Marvellous

    Marvellous, a joyful, entertaining, funny play about the life of local hero Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin.

    New Vic Theatre - Newcastle-Under-Lyme

    17 Sep 2022 - 8 Oct 2022

    Marvellous, our joyful, entertaining, funny play about the life of local hero Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin, is an uplifting show that will leave you with a big smile on your face!

    Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter

    This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film Brief Encounter inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy.

    New Vic Theatre - Newcastle-Under-Lyme

    7 Sep 2022 - 10 Sep 2022

    This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film Brief Encounter inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while still maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

    NOFIT State Circus: Sabotage

    Another full-on, boisterous, and audaciously fierce performance with the NoFit State signature style.

    New Vic Theatre - Newcastle-Under-Lyme

    23 Jun 2022 - 10 Jul 2022

    SABOTAGE brings a darker, grittier, and more subversive edge to our trademark large scale contemporary circus spectacular. Back in the Big Top with incredible new acts, original music, new apparatus and a more theatrical feel, SABOTAGE challenges the status quo.

    Tom, Dick & Harry

    1943. A prisoner of war camp in Nazi occupied Europe. Above ground, is a prison impossible to escape. But below ground, the prisoners spy an opportunity.

    New Vic Theatre - Newcastle-Under-Lyme

    10 Jun 2022 - 9 Jul 2022

    Tom, Dick & Harry is filled with dynamic drama, humour and breath-taking theatricality, telling an extraordinary true story of solidarity across nations, and of an unbreakable spirit to achieve the impossible!
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