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Sunday, November 3, 2019

What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle




What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle

Northern Stage is one of my favourite theatres in Newcastle. A registered charity, the theatre produces original work and hosts touring productions. There are 700 seats in total and shows here are often contemporary and really make you think. Northern Stage is inclusive and all are welcome.

The Northern Stage theatre is situated inside of Newcastle University's campus. It's well-signposted and easy to get to from Haymarket Metro and Bus Station. Parking is available at Newcastle Civic Centre or Exhibition Park. Find out more about travel/parking here. 


I love that tickets to productions at Northern Stage always offer such good value. There will usually be some performances with tickets for £10 or less.

Northern Stage Membership 


If you intend to visit the theatre regularly, Northern Stage membership is worth looking into. The cost is £30 per year for individual membership (£20 if paid by annual direct debit) or £40 per year for joint membership (£30 if paid by annual direct debit).

The benefits include:


Northern Stage Season Pass 


The Season Pass allows you to buy tickets to multiple shows and earn discounts of up to 30%. Only selected shows apply to the season pass - you can find out more here. 

Food & Drink at Northern Stage 


Northern Stage has it's own bar - Foyer's Cafe Bar and Mckennas offer a lovely selection of food and drinks for all occasions. The bar is always buzzing and if you'd like to visit for a bite to eat pre-theatre, booking is recommended.

Open for coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner, prices are always reasonable and the staff lovely. You can find out more, book and view sample menus here.

Other recommended local restaurants include La Yuan for authentic Sichuan food, El Coto for Spanish Tapas and Red Mezze for Turkish Cuisine. The Purple Bear on Northumberland Street is good for burgers too.

What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle - November 2019


What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle - November 2019


  • 6 November | Strike - an evening of films about the 1984/85 miners' strike. Tickets are FREE but should be pre-booked
  • 6 November | Mama Rhi's Lady Garden - Come on in, take off your bra. This ain't no Chelsea Flower Show!
  • 7 November | Frankenstein - An intense monster's lib interpretation of Mary Shelley's classic
  • 11 November | Burgerz - One of the UK's most prominent trans voices. A powerful performance which is powerful, timely and unsettling.
  • 13 - 15 November | Between Worlds - Outsourcing Dementia Care. Interconnected stories of dementia care with immersive staging.
  • 23 November - 4 January | Wolf! - A wintery tale beneath the Christmassy moon, especially for under 5s and their families.
  • 30 November - 4 January | The Snow Queen - Hans Christian Anderson's classic fable is re-imagined in this spellbinding Christmas performance. 



What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle - December 2019

What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle  - December 2019

  • 23 November - 4 January | Wolf! - A wintery tale beneath the Christmassy moon, especially for under 5s and their families.
  • 30 November - 4 January | The Snow Queen - Hans Christian Anderson's classic fable is re-imagined in this spellbinding Christmas performance.
  • 19 - 20 December | The Suggestibles' Impro Pantso - No script. No score. No kids. 



What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle - January 2020

What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle  - January 2020


  • 22 January - 25 January | Ordinary Days - Join four New Yorkers on a solitary day as they search for answers and the extraordinary.


What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle -  February 2020

What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle - February 2020


  • 4 - 22 February | The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff - Teesside folk trio The Young 'ens perform a theatrical version of The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff.
  • 11 - 15 February | The Strand Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel - In 1910, the unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail for America as part of Fred Karno's musical.
  • 12 February | First Time - Can you remember your first time? Nathanial can't seem to remember his.
  • 14 - 15 February | Playing Up 12 - Playing Up is back with new writing from the North East
  • 18 - 22 February | The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson - The year is 2029 in a post-Brexit Britain. This play addresses the big questions including 'What will Britain look like in 10 years' time?'
  • 22 February | Raising Shame - A city of young people all with the same secret. But when did private become so shameful?
  • 25 - 16 February | Black Waters - A piece exploring the process which caused the birth of an Indo Caribbean diaspora for whom home will always remain a contested space.
  • 29 February | Dig! - A gentle first theatre experience for the very young.




What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle - March 2020

What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle  - March 2020

  • 4 March | SPACE : A Herstory and gender* not included - a double bill of shows from dandysocpic and Melody Sproates.
  • 4 - 7 March | The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith's extraordinary psychological thriller about ambition, escapism and murder.
  • 7 March | Lost Voice Guy - A  fundraising night with BGT winner Lee Ridley.
  • 10 March | BLKDOG - Botis Seva's haunting commentary on surviving adulthood as a childlike artist.
  • 10 March | Great Northern Slam Spring 2020 - Sixteen of the best slam poets from the North have three minutes each to wow the audience with words and delivery.
  • 11 March | Edinburgh Festival Double Bill - A double bill of Edinburgh Festival treats.
  • 13 & 14 March | Chicago : HIgh School Edition - Follow the story of Roxie and Velma's fierce rivalry as they compete for publicity, celebrity and a sleazy lawyers attention.
  • 14 March | Homegrown 2020 - This Gateshead based dance group returns for their third visit to Northern Stage.
  • 18 March | Pull The Trigger - A show about queer discovery set in an Indian Corner Shop.
  • 19 - 28 March | Here - A powerful new play about finding sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places.
  • 24 - 28 March | J.M Barrie's Quality Street - A rare revival of J.M Barrie's farce written years before Peter Pan.
  • 25 March | 666 Comments - Two performers, 57 characters, 666 comments.
  • 31 March - 4 April | Faustus: That Damned Woman - Caroline Byrne directs this radical new work reimaging the Faust myth. 

What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle - April 2020

What's On at Northern Stage Newcastle - April 2020

  • 31 March - 4 April | Faustus: That Damned Woman - Caroline Byrne directs this radical new work reimaging the Faust myth.
  • 1 April | Medicine's Monstrous Daughters - Different women, different times, same system.
  • 3 April | Kerry Godliman : Bosh - Kerry's back on tour after what she thought would be a little 'she' time.
  • 4 April | Ladykiller - A chambermaid, a hotel room and a dead woman.
  • 8 - 9 April | Hotel Paradiso - Join Madame and the charming staff of the quirkily ineffective Hotel Paradiso as they combat the arch enemy - the banker.
  • 15 April | Northern Ballet - Red Riding Hood. A Retelling of the classic tale with a Northern Ballet Twist.
  • 17 - 18 April | Northern Ballet : Three Short Ballets. Three sensational short ballets.
  • 18 April | BonBons Cabaret - A safe environment that champions queer & alternative performance work in the North East.
  • 20 - 22 April | Tales from the SMOG - Twin Peaks meets the League of Gentleman in Tales from the SMOG - an absurd sci-fi comedy with live animation and spooky stories.
  • 21 - 25 April | I Think We're Alone - Frantic Assembly celebrate their 25th anniversary with this brand new production by Sally Abbott.
  • 24 & 25 April | Jack & the Beanstalk - A giant of a show for Easter.
  • 29 April - 2 May | Where Do We Go Now? - Young comedy presents the third of their view of the state of our young nation. 








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