Weekly drama session for ages 5-7, 8-11 and 12-15 in a relaxed, no-pressure environment

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Autumn Term: Sat 15 Sep - Sat 1 Dec 2018

(Half-term break Sat 20 and Sat 27 Oct)

Open Stages is a great way for young people aged between 5-15 who enjoy being creative to meet new friends, share ideas, learn new skills and have lots of fun making a performance. 

Open Stages runs on Saturdays for 10 weeks in the autumn and spring terms.

  • Age 5-7   10am - 11.30am 
  • Age 8-11   12pm - 1.30pm
  • Age 12-15   2pm - 3.30pm

Places are allocated on a first come basis. 

"I feel so fortunate that you have given my daughters the opportunity to have fun, and make new friends while developing their confidence, creativity and learning new skills in such a magical and inclusive environment." Parent

At Northern Stage we want young performers to have exactly the same opportunities to develop their talent as older artists. This is a perfect opportunity for youngsters to get acquainted with a variety of theatrical approaches, apply what they learn to their school studies and encourages creativity, discipline, teamwork, sharing, confidence and play. 


£60 per term. 

Concessionary and bursary places are available. You can apply for a bursary HERE

If you would like more information please contact Ali Ward-Timms at [email protected].

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Select the time according to the age of your child:

Age 5-7  Age 8-11  Age 12-15

Age 5-7 

10am - 11.30am 

Age 8-11 

12pm - 1.30pm

Age 12-15 

2pm - 3.30pm


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.