When it comes to independent venues, there’s much to get your excited trousers out for in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Whether we’re talking music, theatre, comedy, film, cabaret or spoken word shenanigans, IN NORMAL TIMES, there will always be somebody, somewhere who is putting on something brilliant.

During global pandemic times, our amazing venues are devastatingly dark and some of them have real worries about if and when they will be able to switch the lights on again.

Many of them are creating and sharing online content to keep us entertained during lockdown and we know they’d love it if you could find ways to tell them you love; you miss them; and you can’t wait until they’re back doing what they do best.

“A very fine theatre of the highest theatrical and architectural quality”
The Theatres Trust