Supporters Scheme

Support Us: Northern Stage is a registered Charity


We need your help to:

Enable young people to experiment, explore and grow as performers and individuals

"I owe an awful lot to Northern Stage for teaching me, guiding me and just letting me explore. I first came to Northern Stage for Summer School aged 11. Since then I've performed with Young Company, volunteered at the Edinburgh Festival, and have even been an understudy for a Christmas show. Now I'm all set to study Stage Design at Central School of Speech and Drama. I don't know where I'd be without you. Thank you."

Anna Robinson, Young Company Member 2008 - 2015

Provide mentoring and training opportunities for local theatre makers to develop their craft

"Being part of NORTH has been life-changing. It has given me the skills to help form and run a theatre company, the confidence to make new work and pursue ideas in a way I'd never have imagined I was capable of. It has enabled me to establish my own career as a performer and provided the kind of opportunities that are so rare, especially for artists based in the North East. I feel extremely lucky to have been part of it."

Michael Blair, The Letter Room. 
"One of the most vibrant and engaging entries to the Theatre Circuit in years." WhatsOnStage

Give emerging theatre companies the space and time to make and share adventurous new work

"As I write this I'm packing audiences into a show that's received rave reviews and will now tour nationally and internationally. This simply wouldn't have happened without the support of Northern Stage. Over the past four years they've given me space and resources to develop my work, helped with technical support and creative advice, and constantly given me a platform for showing the work. I've gone from an artist known locally to being an artist known internationally. I owe that to Northern Stage."

Daniel Bye, theatre maker.
"The future of British Theatre" The Times.

Our box office income can only ever cover 35% of our costs, making our Supporters and Patrons crucial to our continued success.

Become a Supporter: click here to download the form


Here's how we'd like to thank you:

    Stage Three
Stage Two
£10 / month
Stage One
An invitation to 2 season launches a year  
Exclusive supporters e-newsletter  
Acknowledgement in the foyer and on the website  
Invitation to an annual supporters event    
Acknowledgement in Northern Stage season brochures    
Invitation to First Nights of Northern Stage productions and
the opportunity to meet members of the cast and creative team
Invitation to special behind the scenes events      


If you would like to make a larger gift, then you may be interested in becoming a Patron. Please contact Gillian Firth on 0191 242 7224 or email 

Supporting Northern Stage


"We believe that every individual has enormous creative potential and that Northern Stage can provide the opportunity for everyone, at whatever stage of their life, and wherever they come from, to explore, develop and realise that potential."

Lorne Campbell, Artistic Director

Northern Stage Supporters


Lucy Armstrong
Jonathan and Julia Brown
Laura Collier
Wendy Dale & Mike Worthington
Jo Darby
Kate Denby
Edwards Commercial Cleaning
Simon and Julie Elliott
Lynn Pearson
Elizabeth Tilling
Sue Wilson


Tim Bailey
Patrick Belshaw
Ann Gittins
Wendy Harris
Linda Tuttiett
Alan Mawston
Linda McGowan
Keith Proudfoot
Caroline Theobald
Jean-Pierre van Zyl


Lorne Campbell
Lynda Dixon
Brid Fitzpatrick
Jim Fox
Ross and Louise Freeman
Joanne McKenna
Charles Penn
Mary Preston
Irene Soulsby
June Svenson
David Thompson
Susan Tideswell
Katherine Vero

and all those who wish to remain anonymous

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