Read through: Script reading group for Over-60s

Read Through is an opportunity to come into Northern Stage and explore a mix of playtexts over tea and a scone.Read more

Lost Voice Guy

Lee Ridley, Britain’s Got Talent 2018 winner and the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aidRead more

BRASH Theatre - Shoefiti

Based on the real experiences of young Geordie women, 'Shoefiti' is a cutting-edge account of what it's like to come of age within the depths of Newcastle's clubbing culture.Read more


The talented girls from Newcastle High School for Girls return to Northern Stage to perform one of the nation’s favourite musical adaptations.Read more

Cinema Politica 2019

A monthly film and documentary screening followed by stimulating debates led by experts with knowledge on the film topic.Read more

An Evening with Alice Roberts: Digging into Britain's Past

Join Anthropologist, author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts as she delves into Britain’s past.Read more

The Storyteller with Chris Bostock

Join Chris Bostock, The Storyteller, on the first Saturday of every month to hear stories collected from around the world.Read more

Mark Kermode: How Does It Feel?

Mark Kermode recounts his utterly foolhardy attempts to fulfill his dreams of becoming a pop star.Read more

The Capital

Welcome to the big city. Where different people’s lives converge and diverge, as they crisscross the city in pursuit of different ambitions.Read more

We Are Bronte

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in a mad cap show celebrating the Bronte family.Read more

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Based on the much-loved picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, this is the perfect treat for families.Read more

Katie and Pip

Celebrating the relationship between Katie, a Type 1 Diabetic teenager and Pip, her pet border collie.Read more

The Life Of Reilly

Following sell-out performances in 2017 and 2018 The Life of Reilly returns to Northern Stage.Read more

Good Dog

The story of growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control.Read more

Jack Lear

Wealthy trawlerman Jack Lear is preparing to hand over his fleet to his feisty trio of daughters in this gritty reworking of Shakespeare’s King Lear.Read more

Narcissist in the Mirror

A dark comedy about life, ambition and millennial expectation.Read more


A new show about climate change, made with children, for grown-ups. Read more

No Miracles Here

A tale of resilience, strength and the need to just stay on your feet, The Letter Room present a sweat-soaked marathon with a Northern Soul.Read more

Luca Rutherford’s Political Party

There will be music and dancing. No suits. No know-it-alls. No big words. Read more

What The Moon Saw

Alone in the world and scared of the dark, young Jack opens his bedroom window to find a familiar friendly face, The Moon.Read more

Special Storytelling for Under 5s: Spring 2019

Join Chris Bostock, The Storyteller, for a special storytelling session for under 5s this half term.Read more

The Showstoppers’ Kids Show

Grownups take heed – we ONLY take suggestions from kids!Read more

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon and Olivier Award-winning improvisers return to Northern Stage.Read more

The Netherlands

The Netherlands isn’t about travel, it’s about being the parent of a child with a learning disability in an often unhelpful world.Read more


It's 1983 and the miners of Welbeck colliery are torn apart trying to protect their livelihoods and families.Read more

Playing Up 9

Playing Up are back with their ninth night of new writing from the North EastRead more


This is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget. Choose life.Read more


What are the real laws of attraction?Read more


A "not just me then" tale of one woman figuring life out.Read more

Where There's Muck There's Bras

A comic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung!Read more

Great Northern Slam Spring 2019

16 of the best slam poets in the North battle it out in a night of high octane, adrenaline-fueled entertainment.Read more

Twinkle Twinkle

Join Marty the puppy on his quest to find the brightest star in the sky, and inside all of us.  Read more

Who Knew? C4C Event

Join us for a North East Culture Partnership workshop exploring approaches to marketing and communications that have helped to reach new, more diverse audiences. Read more


Lads and lasses, sticky floors and shots galore, and the early morning taxi home, all under the watchful eyes of the Bouncers. Read more

BalletBoyz: Them & Us

Applauded across the globe for their stunning live performances,, BalletBoyz are back with two brand new works.Read more

The Cat in The Hat

When the Cat in the Hat steps onto the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a rollercoaster ride of havoc and mayhem! Read more

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Westfield School and Newcastle School for Boys present the sci-fi, jukebox musical loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.Read more

From Shore To Shore

Taking place at the Palace Garden restaurant over a delicious two-course meal, From Shore to Shore tells stories of Chinese communities living in the UK.Read more

Heart of Darkness

imitating the dog create a bold new version of Conrad’s classic novel, fusing live performance with digital technology.Read more

The 12th Man

A singing, scarf-waving, pie-eating mix of ‘the beautiful game’ and the issues faced by female football fans.Read more

The Shape of The Pain

A Scotsman Fringe First award-winning show exploring life in extremity and the joy that can be found there.Read more

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped

It's therapy you can dance to!Read more

Rain Man

Based on the Oscar-winning film, join long-lost brothers Charlie and Raymond on the road trip of a lifetime.Read more

Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley

Join us on an unforgettable journey to Moomin ValleyRead more

Northern Ballet at Northern Stage

Three young choreographers. Three new short works. One unmissable experience. Read more

Bicycles and Fish

Katie is about to learn what it means to stand up for yourself.Read more

Northern Ballet: Puss in Boots

Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty!Read more

Where Do We Belong?

A vibrant view of what global citizenship looks like through the lens of young Europeans finding their place in the world.Read more

Chekhov's First Play

This isn’t your ordinary Chekov play. Take a seat and put on your headphones. Read more

MonologueSlam UK Auditions

Whether you’re new to the acting game or have lots of experience under your belt, we’d love to see you showcase your skills!Read more

The Isle of Brimsker: Where The Waves Meet The Rock

A new multi-sensory story from Frozen Light, specialists in making theatre for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities.Read more


Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller explores the complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality.Read more

Newcastle Poetry Festival 2019

A four-day international festival celebrating the finest poetry from around the world by some of the art’s most acclaimed practitioners.Read more

Noughts and Crosses

A story of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world, by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman. Read more

Playing Up 10

Playing Up are back with their tenth night of new writing from the North EastRead more

MonologueSlam UK - Masterclass

A fun, interactive and constructive session over four hours focusing on the quality and control of your monologue performance.Read more


A story of forgotten voices and individual struggles, set in a village in India steeped in centuries of warrior tradition and told against the backdrop of the swirling rumour-mill of local society.Read more

Tensile Strength (or How to Survive at Your Wit’s End)

A show about the world we live in now, for a society that just can't seem to relax anymore.Read more

A Thousand Faces

Blending South Asian Kathak dance with physical theatre, A Thousand Faces subverts the imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to explore the objectification of women.Read more


Kaleidoscope is a brand new piece of theatre for babies aged 6 - 18 months, inspired by research into how a baby's sense of sight develops and how they instinctively begin to categorise colour.Read more

Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal

Suzi Ruffell takes her sell-out and critically acclaimed show Nocturnal on tour this Spring. Read more

Deeds Not Words

A moving and energetic piece of dance theatre highlighting and commemorating women’s suffrage in the UK. Read more


Jade Byrne's had over 70,000 pricks… of the medical kind. She's here to set the record straight about Type 1 diabetics like her.Read more

The Cult of K*NZO

Why do we want the things that we want? A playful critique of consumer culture through the lens of high fashionRead more


The twin juggernauts of Hip-Hop and Feminism are on a collision course. And Testament reckons he’s the guy to sort it out. Read more

Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap

An evening of varied delights from one of the most exciting talents of recent years.Read more

The Tin Foil Astronaut

A cosmic adventure to outer space with makers of 'The Owl and The Pussycat' and 'The Three Bears at Christmas'.Read more

The Listening Room

The extraordinary story of five victims and offenders who agreed to meet. Read more

A Thousand Splendid Suns

The UK stage premiere of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel. Read more

Northern Stage is Curious: 2019

Comedy, theatre, performance and spoken word from established and emerging Queer Northern talent. Read more

The Remarkable Tale of Robert Desnos

A concentration camp seems an unlikely backdrop for a wild night of fairytales for grown-ups, but when Robert Desnos is captured by the Nazis, his response is to organise clandestine storytelling gatherings. Read more

MonologueSlam UK

MonologueSlam UK is THE industry showcase for actors, bringing you the most exciting new UK talent!Read more


A true story about growing up in 80s Britain.Read more

There and Back Again: An Odyssey

Follow CBeebies Patrick Lynch as he uses a pioneering mix of live cinema and theatre to take you on a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece.Read more

Work Experience 14 - 18

We offer a week-long introduction to non-acting careers in theatre for students from Year 10 - Sixth Form.Read more