Live Theatre

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Telephone: 0191 232 1232


Live Theatre in Newcastle remains closed in line with government guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus....

... however, in April 2021, Live Theatre will begin a three-month long capital programme of works which will see significant improvements to the physical space, the audience experience and accessibility.

"With the phased easing of restrictions we are looking at options for staging work outside in Live Garden in August and we are incredibly excited to be finalising our plans for a full Autumn Winter season of live shows to be performed inside our main theatre, from September 2021."

Live Theatre is recognised as one of the great new writing theatres on the international stage. It offers everything from world class theatre, stand-up comedy and live music in its beautiful theatre located on Newcastle's vibrant Quayside. Its quirky historic spaces made from five Grade II listed buildings joined together to create a unique atmosphere with an intimate feel.

The complex of beautifully restored Grade II listed buildings with state-of-the-art facilities, include a 160 seat cabaret style theatre, a studio theatre, renovated rehearsal rooms, dedicated writers rooms as well as a thriving cafe bar and pub. A creative, outdoor public performance space and gardens adjoins the Quayside theatre for additional opportunity for immersive theatre.

Live Theatre produces work as varied and diverse as the audiences it engages with. Writer Lee Hall whose plays Billy Elliot and The Pitmen Painters were first produced at Live Theatre calls it British Theatre's best kept secret. As well as championing the art of writing for the stage by producing and presenting new plays, Live Theatre unlocks the potential of young people and finds and nurtures creative talent.

Proper food and proper ale is served in their award-winning pub, The Broad Chare, next door and adjoining wine-bar cafe, St Vincent which is the ideal place for pre and post theatre meals.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Open Tue-Fri 12-4pm, and until 8pm when there is an evening performance.

Sat and Sun opening hours vary depending on the performance schedule.

Telephone: 0191 232 1232


Events at Live Theatre

Bonnie and The Bonnettes

14 Mar 2021 to 30 Jun 2021


How to find us

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Quayside Seaside


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The Brasserie at Sage Gateshead

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