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We are very proud that Northern Stage is a fully accessible building.

Getting to Northern Stage

Located on the University of Newcastle campus, Northern Stage can be accessed from either Claremont Road (opposite the Great North Museum: Hancock) or from the ramp off Barras Bridge (opposite Newcastle Civic Centre). See a map and info on public transport.

Building Access

There are two entrances to the theatre Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1,2 and 3. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area.

Box Office

At Box Office you can request:

  • Large Print brochures
  • Headsets for assisted listening
  • Audio described brochures

  There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.
  Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.
Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here
Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages.
One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

We offer a range of methods to assist in your enjoyment of shows at Northern Stage. Look for the following symbols on individual show pages of the website, on our brochure or ask our box office for details.

BSL Signed Performance logo British Sign Language Interpreted performance
(Sign language interpreted performance for Deaf BSL users)
Audio Description logo Audio Described performance
(Live commentary via headphones for blind or partially sighted patrons)
Captioned Performance logo

Captioned performance
(English text displayed on a unit for deaf or hard of hearing patrons)

Touch Tour logo Touch Tour
(Tour of the set before the show for our visually impaired customers)
Relaxed Performance logo Relaxed Performance
To welcome audiences with learning disabilities, sensory or communication differences

Upcoming access performances at Northern Stage:

Fri 15 Dec, 6pm Alice in Wonderland BSL Signed Performance logo
Tue 19 Dec, 1.30pm Alice in Wonderland Relaxed Performance logo
Fri 29 Dec, 2.30pm Alice in Wonderland Touch Tour logo Audio Description logo
Thu 8 Feb, 8pm The Department of Distractions BSL Signed Performance logo
Tue 13 - Sat 17 Feb, 10.30am & 1.30pm The Owl and The Pussycat Relaxed Performance logo
Wed 21 Feb, 7.15pm RSC: Hamlet Audio Description logo Captioned Performance logo
Sat 24 Feb, 1.15pm RSC: Hamlet BSL Signed Performance logo
Thu 29 Mar, 7.30pm The Last Ship BSL Signed Performance logo
Wed 4 Apr, 7.30pm The Last Ship Captioned Performance logo
Sat 7 Apr, 2pm The Last Ship Touch Tour logo Audio Description logo
Sat 5 May, 2.30pm Brighton Rock BSL Signed Performance logo
Tue 29 May, 7.30pm Frankie and Johnny in The Clair de Lune BSL Signed Performance logo
Wed 30 May, 7.30pm Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Captioned Performance logo
Sat 2 June, 7.30pm Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Touch Tour logo Audio Description logo