Northern Stage's three performance spaces, Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3, can be hired by amateur and community theatre and drama groups and societies wanting to stage a production

The groups and societies, universities, schools and colleges who hire Northern Stage, many of whom have been coming back year after year, say there's nothing like preparing and performing in a professional venue to ensure their production achieves its full potential.

Performing or contributing to a production at Northern Stage has been a genuinely life-affirming experience for many thousands of amateur actors, directors and behind the scenes contributors, many of whom are young people from Newcastle and the region.

With the resources and expertise of one of the UK's leading producing theatre companys, Northern Stage is uniquely placed to support your production to the highest standard.

Our three auditoria mean we can support productions ranging from intimate performances in Stage 3 right up to an audience of 447 in our main Stage 1 theatre.

For further information also see our Venue Hire Brochure.

Interested in booking?

If you are interested in booking please get in touch providing relevant information about the production you are planning.

Please note we are unable to consider theatrical hires where the title has not yet been decided. We will also require a level of detail about your style of presentation in order for us to ensure it is a suitable fit for our venue and audiences. 

If your hire event at Northern Stage includes a charitable fundraising dimension please advise us of this at the time of your enquiry. In addition to the event being on our premises and so Northern Stage's permission being necessary, our status as a registered charity means we have guidelines about the types of fundraising we can and can’t permit at the venue. We will also need to make sure it does not conflict with any of Northern Stage's fundraising campaigns.

Email us at [email protected] or call on 0191 242 7204.

Many thanks for your help and please convey our thanks to the technical team who supported us on the evening. The team and the choir members all thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working and performing at the Northern Stage!

Rock Choir

Thank you for a fantastic fun week ... thanks to you and ALL of your staff, they were all brilliant and a pleasure to work with ... we are really looking forward to being with you again next year.

West End Operatic Society