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The War of The Worlds - Now Touring

Northern Stage presents a vivid new adaptation of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic. 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.
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Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet

Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder…Read more

Golden Days

In an age of fast economic growth traditional Kunqu Chinese opera culture is experiencing a decline. All hope lies in the only disciple, Jin Xiu, torn between love and duty.Read more

The Fall

Gateshead College students perform James Fritz's The Fall. Read more

Luca Rutherford’s Political Party (preview)

Are you confused, overwhelmed or feel stupid about politics? Luca is, so she’s throwing a party. There will be music, dancing and eggs! No suits. No know-it-alls. No big words. Read more

NUTS presents The Great Gatsby

Deception, twists and turns, all in Gatsby’s pursuit of Daisy, but at what cost? Read more

NUTS presents Grease

Great dances, cheesy one-liners and classic songs like “Greased Lightnin”, “Summer Nights” and “You’re the One That I Want”Read more


An immediate, immersive experience that will change the way you think about young people in care and beyond.
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The Last Ship

Sting's personal, political and passionate musical comes home to Newcastle.Read more

Fall Out

A journey of love, loss and self-discovery.
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Sophie Willan: Branded

Expect a raucous hour like no other from this unapologetic young powerhouse.
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The Life Of Reilly

"What’s it like to have autism?"
"I don’t know… what’s it like not to?"
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Soldier, veteran, human – Six Falklands veterans explore the minefield of memory, with brutal honesty and startling humour.Read more


A variety of new dance works performed by Young North East DancersRead more

The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon

A magical tale of big ideas and sky-high courage.Read more

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Your passport to saner living
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Xenos Falls

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Where Do We Stand?

A kaleidoscopic view of the state of our nation through the eyes of Generation Z Read more

Great Northern Slam

16 of the best slam poets in the North have 3 minutes each to wow with their creations. Read more

Brighton Rock

An unmissable version of Graham Greene's gripping noir thrillerRead more

Newcastle Poetry Festival

A showcase of the best UK and international poets writing today.
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Windrush: Movement of the People

Phoenix Dance’s thrilling new dance piece celebrating the 70th anniversary of SS Empire Windrush’s arrival.Read more

The Leftovers

A comic and stirring contemporary musical about the pitfalls of artistic interpretation.
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Frankie and Johnny In The Clair De lune

An intimate look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance.Read more

Launch Day

A celebration of the working class and shipbuilding in all its industrial glory. Read more


An original contemporary myth about humanity, gender and sexualities.
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Tim Key: Megadate

Poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness from Tim Key.Read more

The Believers Are But Brothers

Without the money, power and sex they think they deserve, a generation of young men embark on a journey into an online world of fantasy, and violence. A Fringe First award-winning multi-media show.
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The Lovely Bones

Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There’s one big difference though – Susie is dead.Read more