What's On Playing Up 11 Playing Up are back with their eleventh night of new writing from the North East Book Now Access Playing Up are back again with another evening of short plays - each written, directed and performed by emerging local talent. Prepare yourselves for comedy, drama, and a bit of the unexpected. Book now Access Northern Stage is fully accessible. 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. Buggy parking is available within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.