At Northern Stage ideas meet, futures change, and we reach beyond the ordinary every time. 

Northern Stage delivers a year-round programme of activity in the community, in schools and at the theatre where engagement with socio-economically disadvantaged communities and individuals is prioritised. Our project work is based on the belief that every individual has enormous creative potential and that creativity can be used as a vehicle for social change. We provide opportunities for people of all ages and from all walks of life to explore, develop and realise that potential. 

Northern Stage is committed to supporting, developing and showcasing independent artists, strengthening the region’s arts infrastructure. Our training programmes provide an integrated framework of talent development opportunities that supports early career performers and companies through to mid-career and established artists.

Funding from Trusts and Foundations is vital for us to continue to deliver the very best theatre, community projects and talent development opportunities and helps us to plan for our future.

A huge thank you to all our current supporters


The Wellesley Trust

David and Gitta Faulkner Fund

Andrew and Charlotte Dixon Fund




Stage 3 Capital Appeal

Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

Foyle Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation

Gillian Dickinson Trust

Hedley Denton Charitable Trust

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Wolfson Foundation

For more information contact

Gillian Firth, Development Associate

0191 242 7224 or email [email protected]