Above the bar is a huge sign, six red letters each lit up by light bulbs. LOVELY, it spells out. I couldn't have put it better myself. I'll certainly be back for an encore.

Living North Magazine


The Northern Stage Café Foyer Bar is the main front of house space at the theatre. The Foyer is a spacious, light and contemporary space that when used for a private event can accommodate 130 seated and 200 for a reception event. With an integrated bar, the foyer can be hired for exclusive use and is a wonderful space for informal or formal events such as receptions, launch events, private parties and corporate dinners.

Catering is produced on site by the award-winning McKenna's, who will be delighted to provide catering from our menus or tailor-make your package. Outside or self-catering of events at Northern Stage is not permitted. 

Private Hire Rate: From £100+VAT per hour (minimum hire 3 hours). Please note that the Foyer Café Bar is not available for private hire at times when we have public performances on any of our three stages.

Venue Hire - Foyer Cafe Bar

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For further information also see our Venue Hire Brochure.

Interested in booking?

To hire the Foyer Café Bar or for more information email us at [email protected] or call us on 0191 242 7204.

To book a table at McKenna's Restaurant, please call 0191 242 7242.