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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.

An AccessAble guide is available for this location. Click here for a Detailed Access Guide that lets you know what access will be like when you visit.

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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

Live Encounters: Rufus Norris in...

June 7th

Live Encounters Rufus Norris in conversation with Chi Onwurah MP

Chris Mullin In Conversation and Book...

November 6th

Chris Mullin In Conversation and Book Signing

Jay Rayner: Nights Out At Home

November 9th

Jay Rayner Nights Out At Home

Kathryn Tickell & Friends – Beyond...

November 29th to November 30th

Live Music
Kathryn Tickell  Friends  Beyond Kielder Side


December 3rd to December 21st


Blitzen On The Tyne

December 7th to December 22nd

Blitzen On The Tyne

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