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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 biscuits. Read more

House of Ghetto: Black Pride

House of Ghetto: Black Pride is an exhibition comprised of portraits of the founding female members of The House of Ghetto; a Vogue House based in Manchester, UK. 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

An Indian Abroad

Stifled by life in middle-class India, Krishnan visits the exotic island of Great Britain to learn about life and who he is. Read more

Get Started!

Fancy being a performer? Get Started! will show you how. For ages 12 - 15. Read more

Spy School

Sign up for Spy School for top secret fun, ages 8 - 11 years old. Read more

Reaching Out Festival Takeover

Kick off your Summer holidays right with Reaching Out Takeover Festival; a fun, free afternoon for young people full of colourful, creative activities with a festival vibe. Read more

Sleeping Beauty - Family Pantomime

Once upon a time, a beautiful Princess was placed under a terrible curse by the most vile and wicked Fairy in all of Geordieland. Read more


A new parody musical inspired by the iconic TV show Friends. Read more

And She

Bonnie and The Bonnettes delve into motherhood, womanhood and femininity through conversations with their mums. Read more

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes’ most infamous case, adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s gothic classic. Read more

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Enter a world of dreams and desire in William Shakespeare's spell-binding comedy. Read more

This Is Not A Wedding

The award-winning Gracefool Collective invite YOU to the non-wedding event of the year. Read more

Nigel Slater's Toast

The critically acclaimed stage adaption of chef Nigel Slater's best-selling memoir. Read more


A high octane show dealing with apologetic addresses, revved-up entrepreneurial spiel and whether or not you are asking for it. Read more

Kure Kure / Faraway

A tale of ancestors, identity, migration, atavism and DNA Read more

Open Stages

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


We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Status is a show about someone who doesn't want his any more. Read more

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain. Read more


Gary Clarke’s new dance theatre sequel to COAL follows the next generation into the illegal rave scene of the 1990s. Read more

Great Northern Slam - Autumn 2019

Sixteen of the best slam poets in the North have three minutes each to wow the audience with words and delivery. Read more

Cinema Politica 2019

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

Hancock & Co

James Hurn’s ‘One Man, Many Voices’ celebration of the radio comedy classic, Hancock’s Half Hour. Read more

Mastering Resilience Workshop

How to identify and overcome challenges of everyday work and life Read more

Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of)

An irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic. Let the ruthless match-making begin! Read more


A new dark comedy that asks how it feels to be lost in the cosmos with only each other for company. Read more

Playing Up 11

Playing Up are back with their eleventh night of new writing from the North East Read more

Laurence Clark - An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting

A hilarious and moving show from internationally acclaimed comedian Laurence Clark. Read more

Reasons To Stay Alive

The first theatrical adaptation of Matt Haig’s frank and funny bestseller. Read more

Daniel Kitson: Keep

A show about the stuff in Daniel Kitson's house and the thoughts in his head. Read more

Creative Leadership Workshop

How to develop leadership in yourself and others to get the most from your team Read more

I Have Met The Enemy (And The Enemy Is Us)

Acclaimed site-specific theatre company Common Wealth will transform Byker Community Centre into a world for the audience to explore. Read more

RSC First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

A new production of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, adapted for 7–13 year-olds Read more

Jason Byrne: Wrecked But Ready

Jason Byrne is wrecked but he is, as ever, ready. Read more

My Stories, Your Emails

Martinez invites you to meet the ordinary and extraordinary characters in her life and in her inbox. Read more

The Gingerbread Witch

Anders and Aurora stumble across an enchanted object and find themselves in the middle of an adventure! Read more

Frisky and Mannish: POPLAB

Pop PhDs Frisky and Mannish invite you into the PopLab for a peek down their microscope. Read more

Special Storytelling for Under 5s

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


Enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious show for 2–5 year-olds and their families. Read more

Alex & Eliza

She’s lived in the same house on the same street for 40 years. Until she gets on a plane to visit Zubair, seven seas away. Read more

balletLORENT: The Lost Happy Endings

What happens when the Happy Endings are stolen? BalletLORENT return with a new fairytale ballet from a story by Carol Ann Duffy Read more

There's Someone Coming Through

Psychic medium Neville Vaughan was once the most well-known clairvoyant in the country. But will the suggestion from some audience members that his psychic abilities aren't genuine mean that this performance will be his last? Read more

Director's Cut

Award-winning comedy troupe Kill the Beast present a new show of haunted Hollywood hilarity. Read more


Join two award-winning theatre makers from the UK and Norway, as they discuss nationality, internationality, theatre, politics, who they are, who we are and where we are going. Read more


Accessible theatre specialists Bamboozle immerse audiences into the world of Patience, Bird and Clanky Jane. Read more

Mama Rhi's Lady Garden

Welcome to Mama Rhi’s lady garden. Come on in, get cosy, take off your bra. This ain’t no Chelsea flower show. Read more


An intense monster's-lib interpretation of Mary Shelley's modern myth. Read more


One of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Travis Alabanza presents a performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful. Read more

Communication Skills Workshop

How to connect with your audience to get your message across Read more

Advanced Presentation Workshop

Advanced skills for formal presentations and public speaking Read more

Between Worlds: Outsourcing Dementia Care

Between Worlds performs interconnected, lived stories of dementia care within an immersive staging. Read more


Join us for a wintery adventure and find out what happens when Jack cries WOLF! Read more

The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable is thrillingly reimagined in this spellbinding new production. Read more

The Suggestibles' Impro Pantso

No Script. No Score. No Kids. Read more

I Think We Are Alone

Frantic Assembly are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a brand new production, I Think We Are Alone by Sally Abbott, co-directed by Kathy Burke and Scott Graham. Read more