As well as our own in-house productions, Northern Stage presents work from visiting companies throughout the year. We split our programmed work into two seasons: Autumn (September to January) and Spring (January to July).

We have three spaces in which we programme work:

  • Stage 1 – 447 seats with a 16.8m wide x 10.19m deep stage
  • Stage 2 – 160 seats with a 12m wide x 9m deep stage
  • Stage 3 – 100 seats* / 140 standing with a 6m wide x 3m deep stage

*Stage 3 does not have fixed seating and can therefore be set up in different configurations and/or for different capacities.

All spaces are programmed on a rolling basis. If you have a show you would like to put forward for consideration by the programming team, please email [email protected]

In the first instance, please send us as much information as possible about your show (tour packs, technical riders and trailers). The programming team meets weekly to carefully consider all submissions. We have certain criteria and objectives that we assess work against in line with Northern Stage’s core values; Innovative, Inclusive, Collaborative, Daring, International and Resilient. We are also particularly keen to programme work made in the North East by local artists and companies.