Northern stage Newcastle upon Tyne

    Northern Stage is a theatre and producing theatre company based in Newcastle upon Tyne. It is surrounded by Newcastle University’s city centre campus on King’s Walk, opposite the students’ union building.

    We make theatre that is imaginative, engaging and politically connected to the life of our region.  We present and collaborate with the most original regional, national and international theatre companies in our venue in Newcastle upon Tyne. We create opportunities for a broad range of audiences to participate in the performing arts, and are a vital resource for theatre training in the North East. We champion creativity and support a diverse range of artists to create ambitious and adventurous theatre.

    Upcoming events at Northern Stage Newcastle Upon Tyne

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentice returns to cast its magic this Christmas, putting a modern Northern Stage spin on a classic tale

    Northern Stage

    3 Dec 2022 - 7 Jan 2023

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentice returns to cast its magic this Christmas, putting a modern Northern Stage...

    Hey Diddle Diddle

    A Christmas Spectacular

    Northern Stage

    19 Nov 2022 - 8 Jan 2023

    This Christmas join your favourite nursery rhyme characters as they climb up the water spout,...

    The Suggestibles’ Impro Pantso

    Newcastle’s infamous improv comedy troupe is back with their hilarious epic misadventure into the unknown.

    Northern Stage

    15 Dec 2022 - 16 Dec 2022

    No Script. No Score. No Kids! Newcastle’s infamous improv comedy troupe is back with their...

    Notice To Move

    The camaraderie of six soldiers is challenged when cocky Sprog arrives to replace a fallen friend hours before deployment

    Northern Stage

    12 Nov 2022

    The camaraderie of six soldiers is challenged when cocky Sprog arrives to replace a fallen...

    The Naughty Fox

    An immersive, multisensory journey of friendship and fun designed for young audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities

    Northern Stage

    10 Nov 2022

    An immersive, multisensory journey of friendship and fun designed for young audiences with profound and...

    Downs With Love

    Downs With Love tells the story of Beth, a young girl who has Down’s Syndrome

    Northern Stage

    2 Nov 2022

    Downs With Love tells the story of Beth, a young girl who has Down’s Syndrome....

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Join Not Too Tame for a riotous ride through the forest at night, for a tale of wild weddings, mistaken identity and a staging of Shakespeare’s best known comedy where not everything is as rosy as it seems

    Northern Stage, Newcastle

    29 Oct 2022 - 12 Nov 2022

    It’s all kicking off in the woods! Two warring fairies are willing to destroy the...

    Noughts & Crosses

    A captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world

    Northern Stage

    18 Oct 2022 - 22 Oct 2022

    Sephy and Callum sit together on a beach. They are in love. It is forbidden....

    Northern Stage Is Curious

    Join Curious Arts for an evening of comedy, theatre and performance from established and emerging Queer Northern talent

    Northern Stage

    15 Oct 2022

    Join Curious Arts for an evening of comedy, theatre and performance from established and emerging...

    The Bird In The Window

    A joyous, energetic, rollercoaster of a show, about the fun times we spend together, and how these memories stay with us forever.

    Northern Stage

    15 Oct 2022

    A new surreal, physical theatre show with lots of laughs, tears and musical surprises…and bouncy...

    Samsara

    A spellbinding new dance show inspired by the classic Chinese novel

    Northern Stage

    14 Oct 2022

    Aakash Odedra Company and Bagri Foundation invite you to enter the world of Samsara. Inspired...

    Quiet Rebels

    Quiet Rebels is stories of white working-class women who crossed the colour line to marry men of the Windrush generation.

    Northern Stage

    12 Oct 2022 - 13 Oct 2022

    Quiet Rebels is stories of white working-class women who crossed the colour line to marry...

    SOFIE HAGEN – FAT JOKES

    Edinburgh Comedy award-winner Sofie Hagen presents Fat Jokes. A show bursting with big jokes and fat punchlines.

    Northern Stage

    11 Oct 2022

    Edinburgh Comedy award-winner Sofie Hagen presents Fat Jokes. A show bursting with big jokes and...

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    This vibrant retelling brings warmth, relevance and unique insight to this classic satire about dysfunctional families, class, gender and sexuality.

    Northern Stage

    4 Oct 2022 - 8 Oct 2022

    Award-winning director Denzel Westley-Sanderson breathes fresh new life into Oscar Wilde’s sharpest and wittiest comedy:...

    CLASS

    Award-winning artist Scottee was born homeless into a single parent family.

    Northern Stage

    4 Oct 2022 - 5 Oct 2022

    Award-winning artist Scottee was born homeless into a single parent family. Growing up in the...

    NOTFLIX

    The ‘Spice Girls of improv’ return in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy, Notflix.

    Northern Stage

    1 Oct 2022

    The ‘Spice Girls of improv’ return in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy, Notflix....

    I AM [NOT] KANYE WEST

    How much of ourselves are we willing to lose in order to win?

    Northern Stage

    1 Oct 2022

    Tash is a simple girl. She’s Black. She’s Queer. She’s a woman. But in the...

    RAPUNZEL AFTER DARK

    Exclusively for adult audiences, Rapunzel After Dark is a bold retelling of a well-known fairytale through dance.

    Northern Stage

    30 Sep 2022 - 1 Oct 2022

    Exclusively for adult audiences, Rapunzel After Dark is a bold retelling of a well-known fairytale...

    HOW TO SAVE THE PLANET WHEN YOU’RE A YOUNG CARER AND BROKE

    Lavisha has 99 problems, but climate change ain’t one.

    Northern Stage

    30 Sep 2022

    Lavisha has 99 problems, but climate change ain’t one. There’s never enough time when you’re...

    RAPUNZEL

    A fresh and family-friendly retelling of Rapunzel by Carol Ann Duffy brought to you by leading dance theatre company balletLORENT.

    Northern Stage, Newcastle

    29 Sep 2022 - 2 Oct 2022

    A fresh and family-friendly retelling of Rapunzel by Carol Ann Duffy brought to you by...

    UNFORTUNATE

    Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon.

    Northern Stage

    20 Sep 2022 - 24 Sep 2022

    Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. From multi-award-winning Fat Rascal Theatre and fresh from complete sell...

    MOTHER’S RUIN

    A funny, heart-warming, gin-soaked exploration of modern-day motherhood

    Northern Stage

    16 Sep 2022

    A funny, heart-warming, gin-soaked exploration of modern-day motherhood, full of original live music plus tips...

    ALL THE BEDS I HAVE SLEPT IN

    The intimacy created between friends when family is absent, and how to stay hopeful in a scary world.

    Northern Stage

    8 Sep 2022 - 9 Sep 2022

    A charpai on my roof in Afghanistan. A dirty bunk in a hostel in Milan....

    THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW

    join star of iconic television programme Neighbours, Alan Fletcher, as he looks back on his 28 years as Ramsay Street’s most famous doctor, Karl Kennedy

    Northern Stage

    7 Sep 2022

    This September, join star of iconic television programme Neighbours, Alan Fletcher, as he looks back on...

    SOUND CISTEM

    CURIOUS FESTIVAL 2022

    Northern Stage

    16 Jul 2022

    Two transgender performers say ‘up yours’ to the gender binary, and invite you to their...

    QUEER CHANGE SHOWCASE – TITS TO TATS & NITE LIFE

    Part of Curious Festival 2022

    Northern Stage

    15 Jul 2022

    Tits to Tats (£10 including Nite Life)Mo Svendson A one-person show that explores the process and the...

    QUEER CHANGE SHOWCASE – MILK AND HONEY

    Part of QueerChange and QueerCore.

    Northern Stage

    15 Jul 2022

    Alex Billingham It’s time to drink up all your milk dear. How do you be...

    QUEER CHANGE SHOWCASE – HOW TO BE A HOT MESS & AMBIVALENCE

    Part of CURIOUS FESTIVAL 2022

    Northern Stage

    14 Jul 2022

    How to be a HOT MESS (£10, including Ambivalence)Joy Cruickshank Confessing on their 20th birthday that they...

    QUEER CHANGE SHOWCASE – I’M A CLICHÉ

    Part of Curious Festival 2022

    Northern Stage

    14 Jul 2022

    Join artists Jade Sweeting and Jenni Mac as they present ‘representation’ itself in a performance...

    GRINNING IDIOT COMEDY CLUB FOUNDER 50TH BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

    Two of the best stand-up comedians performing in the UK, plus support from hot emerging local talent and MC.

    Northern Stage

    2 Jul 2022

    Two of the best stand-up comedians performing in the UK, plus support from hot emerging...

    PRADARSHANA ’22 KEERTANA SANKEERTANA

    Pradarshana is a plethora of vocal performances presented by the pupils and teachers of Raaga Sudha Music Academy.

    Northern Stage

    2 Jul 2022

    Pradarshana is a plethora of vocal performances presented by the pupils and teachers of Raaga...

    MAGNOLIA WALLS

    This is a story of war and of military life, but not as you’ve seen it before.

    Northern Stage

    24 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022

    Written by JoJo Kirtley with Alice CreeDirected by Corinne Kilvington This is a story of...
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