Theatre & Comedy

From world class new writing and experimental theatre to household name comedy and hit touring productions, the theatre and comedy scene in Newcastle and Gateshead is a very good one – and getting better all the time, too.

Cumberland Arms

What is it? A homely pub in the Ouseburn Valley where there’s always something going on, be it live music, a family friendly barbecue in the cobbled yard or just…

Tyne Theatre & Opera House

What is it? A beautiful Grade 1 listed theatre on the Westgate Road, which English Heritage ranks somewhat precisely as “in the top 4% of listed buildings”.  After changing hands…

People’s Theatre

What is it? The frontrunner when it comes to non-professional theatre making in the North East, the People’s Theatre is a nailed-on jewel in Newcastle’s creative crown. Having celebrated its…

The Stand Newcastle

What is it? An absolute gem of a comedy club situated in the city centre, The Stand brings the cream of the UK’s comedy circuit to Newcastle as well as…

Northern Stage

What is it? A home for theatre and ideas of all kinds, Northern Stage – formerly Newcastle Playhouse – is a theatre and producing theatre company which shows a spectrum-spanning…

Alphabetti Theatre

What is it? A belting little theatre in the heart of the city centre, Alphabetti Theatre was founded by Ali Pritchard to create and produce a melting pot of new…

Live Theatre

What is it? Situated on the quayside, Live Theatre is the spiritual home for new writing in Newcastle. It is a place where creative talent can be nurtured and teeth…

Ernest

What is it? Ernest is an absolute belter of a cafe bar, which has charmed itself into the routines of anyone who regularly finds themselves at the top end of…