Northern Stage secures ACE Cultural Recovery Funding

We were thrilled to hear we have received funding thanks to the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund so that we can continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture Read more

A Portrait Without Borders

Audiences were given the chance to be at Northern Stage virtually from 14 September by having their picture drawn by robots inside the venue. Read more

A statement from Northern Stage

Northern Stage has announced it is to enter redundancy consultations after a significant loss of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

Northern Stage appoints Natalie Ibu as Artistic Director

Northern Stage announced the appointment of Natalie Ibu as their new Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive. Read more

Northern Stage postpones autumn productions and reveals plans are underway to offer audiences a magical Christmas

Following the latest government advice, Northern Stage will postpone its autumn season productions Red Ellen, The Invisible Man and Gatsby, and Christmas shows The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Hey Diddle Did-dle Christmas Spectacular from Kitchen Zoo. Read more

Designers continue to wrap theatres in message of hope

While the arts, culture and heritage sectors await further details and a timetable for the Government investment announced last week, #scenechange continue to wrap theatres across the UK and Ireland in a message of hope. Read more

Northern Stage announces appointments for Freelance Taskforce

Northern Stage is excited to announce our appointments for the Freelance Taskforce. Read more

We stand to denounce racism in all its forms

We, the undersigned from the cultural sector of the North East, declare that silence is not ok and silence is seen as complicity. Racism has no place in a just and humane society. Read more

About the Freelance Taskforce

On Thursday 21 May 2020 a group of performing arts organisations signed up to a letter committed to paying a freelancer for one day a week throughout June, July and August to join the Freelance Task Force. Read more

An open letter to theatre and performance makers

Northern Stage is proud to be one of the signatories of this open letter. Read more

BCYPP wins National Lottery Community Funding

The Byker Children and Young People’s Partnership (BCYPP) has been awarded a Development Grant of almost £50,000 by The National Lottery Community Fund to continue its work in the local community. Read more

This week's theatre screenings

Get your theatre fix from the comfort of your own home with this guide to this week's upcoming online broadcasts of theatre, family shows, and dance. Read more

How you can support Northern Stage

There is no doubt that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on Northern Stage, here are some suggestions about how you can support Northern Stage to ensure we can weather this difficult period and get up and running again. Read more

Change and the future

We’ve been thinking quite a lot recently about change and the future. Read more

Northern Stage launches first podcast

The Northern Stage Theatre Podcast is the official podcast of Northern Stage, an inspirational and creative theatre based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Check back for an assortment of interviews, stories, theatre-related chat and more with theatre-makers, artists, and creatives. Read more

Cast and creative team announced for Shandyland

Spanning twenty years, Shandyland is a story of life, love, death and drink at the heart of a small, northern, family-run pub, and a shout of frustration from an abandoned working class community. Read more

Northern Stage 50th Anniversary Season

Celebrating 50 years of Northern Stage with bold new productions made in Newcastle, transformational work with young people, support for North East theatre-makers and new shows from some of the UK’s most exciting touring companies Read more

10 major Tyneside arts organisations win Investing in Children status

The ten largest cultural organisations on Tyneside have been awarded Investing in Children status for the first time, making NewcastleGateshead the only city in the UK where all major creative venues have been recognised for upholding children’s rights. Read more

Northern Stage wins UK Theatre Award

Northern Stage has won the Workforce Award at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards. Read more