Our performance programme is a curated mix of produced and presented work.
In the years up to 2020, we have produced or co-produced six to eight productions each year, of which at least four are created for Stage 1, including the annual Christmas production for over 5s in the ‘epic space’ of Stage 1 & 2 combined together. We work with co-producers at all scales, from local independent theatre companies through to large-scale commercial producers, and tour our work across the UK.
Our rich vein of artistically excellent and successful productions and co-productions have ranged from Get Carter, to A Thousand Splendid Suns and the global success of The Last Ship. Alongside these productions we deliver a diverse programme of visiting work including the Royal Shakespeare Company, English Touring Theatre, Eclipse Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre, and Cardboard Citizens.
Increasingly we are working in association with smaller and independent artists to put the resources of Northern Stage into the support of new work, enabling those artists to leverage additional funds, partners and profile.