Get Closer to Northern Stage – become a Supporter

Northern Stage is a registered charity. A theatre where ideas meet and futures change - where we reach beyond the ordinary every time.

Every year thousands come to create and share unique live experiences with us. Whether you're in the audience in one of our 700 seats, exploring skills and ideas in a workshop, or working with our industry-leading facilities, you'll soon discover we're so much more than a night out.

Your support directly contributes to the work you see on stage and in our community by helping us make up the difference between ticket sales and our operating costs.

Donations from our Supporters have helped

  • Young Company to create, rehearse and perform their new production, Where Do We Belong?, in Stage 2 and at the European Youth Theatre Festival in Birmingham
  • 10 Youth Theatre companies to create, rehearse and perform in the National Theatre’s NT Connections Festival
  • Develop a programme of creative holiday workshops for young people in Byker
  • Launch Let’s Connect, a welcoming and inclusive group for young people with and without disabilities and/or learning difficulties
  • Increase the number of bursaries for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Support 25+ young actors to learn new performance skills in clowning and puppetry
  • Enable NORTH’s young actors to take a new adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles on a sell-out tour to 21 venues across the UK
  • Provide creative professional development support for 5 young theatre companies and performers based in the North East

Exclusive Events For Supporters

Annual Supporter Events
Share a drink and a chat with Northern Stage actors, staff and other Supporters at guest nights and special events. Open to all Supporters.

Behind The Scenes
Discover more about how theatre is made at exclusive talks, presentations and backstage tours. Open to Silver Supporters and above.

Closer Still
Watch a play take shape in the rehearsal room, meet the cast and creatives behind shows, or enjoy dinner with Northern Stage's senior team. Open to Platinum Supporters and above.

Become a Supporter today from just £75 a year

BRONZE: £75 (£54 benefits/£21 donation)

SILVER: £150 (£87.50 benefits/£62.50 donation)

GOLD: £300 (£127.50 benefits/£172.50 donation)

PLATINUM: £600 (£137.50 benefits/£352.50 donation)

SPOTLIGHT: £1500 (£377.50 benefits/£1122.50 donation)


Call 0191 230 5151 to find out more and sign up. 

A huge thank you to our current supporters

Stage one

Lucy Armstrong

Jonathan & Julia Brown

Wendy Dale & Michael Worthington

Kate Denby

Edwards Commercial Cleaning Services Ltd

Simon & Julie Elliott

Elizabeth Tilling

Sue Wilson

Stage two

Tim Bailey

Ann Gittins

Wendy Harris

Robert Hull

Linda McGowan

Keith Proudfoot

Linda Tuttiett

Stage three

Lorne Campbell

Lynda Dixon

Ross & Louise Freeman

Joanne McKenna

Irene Soulsby

Susan Tideswell

Katherine Vero

And to our other Supporters who wish to remain anonymous


For more information on how you can support Northern Stage contact

Amy Fawdington, Director of Communication and Sales

0191 242 7240 or email [email protected]