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Live Theatre Newcastle

27 Broad Chare | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ, England
+44 191 261 2694
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Hidden gem

Visited today to attend the matinee performance of Red Lion starring Stephen Tompkinson. Loved... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2017
Jay Z
Newtown, United Kingdom

Probably a little known venue despite the fact it provides such a great experience. From the small... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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From its base on Newcastle’s quayside, Live Theatre produces work as varied and diverse as the audiences it engages with. To do this it:• Creates and performs new plays of world class quality• Finds and develops creative talent• Unlocks the potential of young people through theatre.Founded in 1973, the theatre was transformed in 2007 via a £5.5million redevelopment. The result is a beautifully restored and refurbished complex of five Grade II listed buildings with state-of-the-art facilities in a unique historical setting, including a 160 seat cabaret style theatre, a studio theatre, renovated rehearsal rooms, a series of dedicated writer’s rooms as well as a thriving café and bar. In 2013 Live Theatre celebrates 40 years of making plays. A special year-long relationship with Port of Tyne to support its 40th anniversary programme recognises Live Theatre’s own strong connections to the river, the Port and the trading heritage of the region.Live Theatre is grateful for the support of Arts Council England and Newcastle City Council.
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“cabaret style” (2 reviews)
“red lion” (2 reviews)
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27 Broad Chare | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ, England
+44 191 261 2694
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Reviewed May 4, 2017

Visited today to attend the matinee performance of Red Lion starring Stephen Tompkinson. Loved everything about this venue from the intimate stage setting to the cosy Bar and quirky layout. Thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the atmosphere was great. The cast deservedly played to a...More

Thank Jay Z
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Probably a little known venue despite the fact it provides such a great experience. From the small intimate theatre (including cabaret style seating), to the grown up approach to drinks during the show, to the reasonable pricing, and finally the quality of plays. Tonight was...More

Thank sleep007
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Went to see singer, songwriter perform his band new music last night. Very intimate stage area. Cabaret tables near the stage, fixed seats behind. No bad views a very intimate setting, up close and personal. Glen was amazing, three piece band too in support. Great...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We visited to see a jumpin hot club gig And were not disappointed lovely venue plenty of staff on the bar everyone was served quickly in the break. Modern clean facilities behind an old world facade I would recommend a visit to see either live...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed December 12, 2016

First time visit here and it certainly won't be the last. The entrance and bar area are tastefully decorated and very welcoming and cozy. We went to watch a Harriet martineau, a delightful funny play and very well acted out. We were with a friend...More

Thank bear1973
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Went to see the above play and would recommend everyone to go and see, it was absolutely brilliant.The acting was all first class.The renovations to this Venue are great, with a good bar and lounge.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed November 16, 2016

This is an intimate Theatre, where the audience may sit in traditional, comfortable seats, or join those near the stage at tables in cabaret style. The current production is fantastic - a brilliant, witty intelligent script, brought to life by a talented team of actors....More

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Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Love this little theatre. Intimate and no seat without a great view. Always interesting and thought provoking productions offer with a local theme as this one. Nothing parochial about the production or the acting however and sometime as chance to see a play early that...More

Thank mitzymcdonald
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We went to see Broken Biscuits. It was our first visit here and we adored it. From the friendly box office staff, to the comfy bar, to the kind bar staff - the welcome was great. Then we watched the show and were blown away...More

Thank Jacqui_Learoyd
Reviewed July 13, 2016

very impressed with this free event enjoyed seeing that a lot of children and young people took part.have also enjoyed quite a few shows in the actual theatre.well worth a visit to the Italian restaurant attatched to the theatre.keep up the good work

Thank chrissy3647
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