Hire Us Spaces you can hire Stage 1 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 auditorium with a seated capacity of up to 447, suitable for performances, conferences, lectures, awards ceremonies and presentations. Stage 1 has played host to hundreds of theatrical performances as well as other high profile events such as BBC1’s Question Time, the Northern Rock Foundation Conference, Culture for Success Awards and the 2013 British Science Festival. The character 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. We can offer Box Office services for Stage 1 events on request. Interested in booking? To hire Stage 1 or for more information email us at [email protected] or call us on 0191 242 7204.