Getting To Northern Stage  Book Access Tickets Online  Building Access 

At Box Office  Audio Described Brochure  Access Performance Types

See what's coming up  Changing Places


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.


Book Access Tickets Online

We have recently upgraded our online booking system and you can now purchase access tickets via our website.

We hold back seats for our Captioned, Audio Described and BSL Interpreted performances for users of those services. These seats are located in the best place in the auditorium to make use of the relevant facility.

To book tickets held for caption, audio description or wheelchair users, log on to your account at northernstage.co.uk. Go to My Account > Other Preferences and update your access requirements. You will be then be able to select access tickets and purchase them online.


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.

  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.

(In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L)

One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

At Box Office

At Box Office you can request:

  • Large Print brochures
  • Headsets for assisted listening

Audio described brochure


Access Performance Types 

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. For best visibility in Stage 1 we would advise rows E – L, anywhere in Stage 2 is fine.)

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 logoAudio Description logoTouch Tour logo

The Shape of the Pain - Fri 5 Apr, 7.45pm

(Touch tours are usually 1hr 30mins before the performance start time)

BSL Signed Performance logo

Where Do We Belong? - Fri 26 Apr, 7.45pm

Captioned Performance logo

Equus - Wed 1 May, 7.30pm (Stage Text)

Touch Tour logoAudio Description logo

Equus - Sat 4 May, 2pm (Vocal eyes)

(Touch tours are usually 1hr 30mins before the performance start time)

BSL Signed Performance logo

Noughts and Crosses - Sat 11 May, 2pm

Relaxed Performance logo

The Tin Foil Astronaut - ALL performances are relaxed

Touch Tour logoAudio Description logo

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Tue 11 Jun, 7.30pm (Julia Grundy)

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

BSL Signed Performance logo

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Thu 13 Jun, 7.30pm (Harjit Jagdev - side TBC)

BSL Signed Performance logo

joey - ALL performances are in English and British Sign Language.

Captioned Performance logo

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Sat 15 Jun, 2.30pm (Stefanie Bell)

BSL Signed Performance logo

Wolf!Sat 14 Dec, 1.30pm

Audio Description logo

The Snow Queen - Sat 21 Dec, 1pm

Captioned Performance logo

The Snow Queen - Sat 28 Dec, 1pm

Relaxed Performance logo

The Snow Queen - Sun 29 Dec, 1pm

BSL Signed Performance logo

The Snow Queen - Fri 3 Jan, 7pm


Changing Places

Theatre attendees can use the Changing Places facilities at Newcastle University's Daysh Building. The toilet is located on the ground floor of the Daysh building, close to the main entrance of the University.. It is accessible via radar key and it's opening hours are:

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday Contact for information
Sunday Contact for information
Public Holidays Closed

More information and contact details can be found here: changingplaces.uktoiletmap.org