We are very proud that Northern Stage is a fully accessible building.

Getting to Northern Stage
Located on the University of Newcastle campus, Northern Stage can be accessed from either Claremont Road (opposite the Great North Museum: Hancock) or from the ramp off Barras Bridge (opposite Newcastle Civic Centre).

Building Access
There are two entrances to the theatre

 Kings Road Entrance  Main Entrance

 1. Kings Road Entrance
(this is the taxi drop-off/
collection point)

2. Main Entrance

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1,2 and 3. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area.

Box Office

At Box Office you can request:

* Large Print brochures
* Headsets for assisted listening
* Audio described brochures


Large Print brochure


Audio Brochure



Wheelchair Access There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.
Wheelchair WC Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.
Guide Dogs Welcome Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here
Induction Loop Available Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages.
Information One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

We offer a range of methods to assist in your enjoyment of shows at Northern Stage. Look for the following symbols on individual show pages of the website, on our brochure or ask our box office for details.

British Sign Language Intepreted performance
(Sign language interpreted performance for Deaf BSL users)

Audio Described performance
(Live commentary via headphones for blind or partially sighted patrons)

Captioned performance
(English text displayed on a unit for deaf or hard of hearing patrons)

Touch tour

Touch Tour
(Tour of the set before the show for our visually impaired customers)

Relaxed performance logo

Relaxed Performance
To welcome audiences with learning disabilities, sensory or communication differences


This short film explains much more about how captioned performances work. 

Get in touch with Box Office so that we can do everything possible to help plan your visit.

Phone on 0191 230 5151
Fax on 0191 261 8093

If you have any comments about our access facilities, or would like to send any feedback about your visit to Northern Stage, please email John Disley at  

To welcome audiences with learning disabilities, sensory or communication disorders

East is East

Captioned performance 
Thu 11 May, 7.30pm
British Sign Language performance
Fri 12 May, 7.30pm
Touch tour
Touch Tour
Sat 13 May, 12.30pm

Audio Described performance
Sat 13 May, 2pm

To find out more about Accessibility at Northern Stage, click here.

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