A huge thank you ... the help from managerial and front of house staff and the assistance for the evening show was superb.

The Peoples Assembly


Stage 1 is Northern Stage's main house theatre space with a seated capacity of 447 and is available to hire for community performances, conferences, presentations and award ceremonies.

Stage 1 has played host to thousands of theatrical performances as well as other high profile events such as BBC1’s Question Time, the Culture for Success Awards, the British Science Festival and Virgin StartUp with Richard Branson. The style of Stage 1 is such that it is an appropriate venue for a range of events, both business and theatrical. 

Hire of Stage 1 comes with front of house and duty management including ushering, technical support and use of dressing rooms. Full technical facilities associated with a producing theatre are available. A technical specification and ground plan are available on request.

  • Hire Rate: From £1,900+VAT per day. Discounts available for multi-day hires. Day hire is from 9.30am to 10.30pm
  • Projector and screen: £250+VAT per day

We can offer Box Office services for Stage 1 events on request.

For further information also see our Venue Hire Brochure.

Interested in booking?

To hire Stage 1 or for more information email us at [email protected] or call us on 0191 242 7204.