Paines Plough’s state-of-the-art touring venue comes to Byker

In partnership with Northern Stage
Supported by Urban Green Newcastle

Programme Time and Location 

Paines Plough’s beautiful touring venue would usually be at the Edinburgh Fringe festival but this summer it's coming to Byker with a jam-packed programme. Enjoy three new Paines Plough shows alongside home grown shows from local North East theatre makers.

Capacity is limited, there may be some tickets available onsite, but please book in advance to guarantee your place. Click on the individual show names to book.

Click on the individual show names below to book.


Paines Plough shows include:

Black Love Roundabout's first ever musical by Chinonyerem Odimba

Really Big and Really Loud by award-winning family playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell

Hungry a new play about food, love, class and grief by Chris Bush 

Northern Stage programme includes:

Welcome to Byker a live version of our Young Company’s Byker Audio Stories inspired by people living on the Byker Wall estate

Drag Me to Love by North East drag cabaret trio Bonnie & the Bonnettes

HERE a rehearsed reading from Curious Monkey by Lindsay Rodden - set in Byker, it’s about finding sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places and was originally due to open at Northern Stage in March 2020; 

What’s In the Box? a make up your own adventure show for families from improv company The Suggestibles;  

Byker Best Summer Ever a free summer activity programme developed with and for young people

Time and Location  

Thu 12 - Sun 15 Aug
Harbottle Park (near to playground), Byker

    This performance is part of our Out On The Toon programme funded by the Weston Culture Fund.