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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 brochure

  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:

Captioned Performance logo

The Lovely Bones — ALL performances (integrated captions)

BSL Signed Performance logo

The Lovely Bones — Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm

Touch Tour logoAudio Description logo

The Lovely Bones — Sat 20 Oct, 2pm

(Touch tours are usually 1hr30 mins before the performance start time)

Captioned Performance logo

Othello  Tue 13 Nov, 7.30pm

BSL Signed Performance logo

Under Milk Wood  Thu 15 Nov, 7.45pm  (Faye Alvi)

Captioned Performance logo

Under Milk Wood  Sat 17 Nov, 2.30pm

Relaxed Performance logo

The Three Bears at Christmas  ALL performances are relaxed

BSL Signed Performance logo

A Christmas Carol — Fri 14 Dec, 7pm 

BSL Signed Performance logoRelaxed Performance logo

A Christmas Carol — Tue 18 Dec, 10am (Caroline Ryan)

BSL Signed Performance logo

The Three Bears at Christmas  Fri 28 Dec, 1.30pm (Faye Alvi)

Captioned Performance logo

A Christmas Carol —  Fri 28 Dec, 2pm

Relaxed Performance logo A Christmas Carol — Sat 29 Dec, 2pm
Touch Tour logoAudio Description logo

A Christmas Carol — Thu 3 Jan, 2pm

(Touch tours are usually 1hr30 mins before the performance start time)