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The Northern Stage foyer/cafe bar area

Northern Stage Café Bar

Did you know that every bit of profit we make through our Café Bar goes directly back into our work both on stage and in the community? 

Northern Stage’s Café Bar offers an open, welcoming space to work, relax, meet with friends or enjoy a pre-show meal and drink.

Our coffee is local from Pumphrey’s Coffee, and we offer a selection of sweet treats and baked goods supplied by our friends at Big River Bakery and Cakeaholics by Claire.

Open Tues – Sat, from 11am until theatre closing, and pre-show for every performance. Our opening hours are available on Google, Facebook or Twitter.

We have a lunch and evening menu.

Our lunch menu is available weekdays 12pm – 3pm and on weekends if there is a show on that day. Lunch is served from 11:30am before 2pm shows only.  Our evening menu is available before shows / events only from 2.5 hours before the event.

To book a table for an evening meal, please fill in the form below.

View our menus by clicking the drop down options.

Lunch Menu

Soup of the Day: £4.25 Soup made fresh daily on site, served with a wedge of stottie or focaccia. (GF bread roll option available)

Big River Bakery Pie or Quiche of the week: £7.95 Served with a mixed salad, homemade coleslaw and crisps.

Sandwiches Served with a mixed salad, homemade coleslaw and crisps. Choice of stottie, focaccia, malted granary, white bloomer or GF bread roll.

  • Cheese Savoury (V): £6.50 Cheddar cheese, red onion, carrot, salad cream
  • Tuna Mayo: £6.50
  • Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato: £7.50
  • Ploughman’s: £7.50
  • Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables, Artichoke & Houmous (VE): £7.50
  • Spicy Avocado & Roast Tomato (V/VE*): £7.50 Avocado, chilli, roast tomato, mozzarella (V) or vegan Mozzarisella (*VE)
  • Goat’s Cheese & Pesto: £7.50 Goat’s cheese, pesto, spinach, roasted tomato

Toasted Sandwiches Served with a side salad, homemade coleslaw & crisps. Choice of granary, white bloomer or GF bread roll

  • Cheese (V): £6.50 Cheddar cheese or vegan cheddar cheese
  • Ham & Cheese: £7.50
  • Tuna Melt: £7.50 Tuna mayo, cheddar cheese
  • Spicy Avocado & Roast Tomato (V/VE*): £7.95 Mozzarella or vegan Mozzarisella (*VE)
  • Goat’s Cheese & Pesto: £7.95 

Fresh Bowls Served as a mixed salad, finished with a balsamic & olive oil dressing

  • Cheese Savoury: £5.50 Cheddar cheese, red onion, carrot, salad cream
  • Tuna Mayo: £5.50
  • Bacon & Cheese: £5.50 Bacon, grated cheddar, smashed avocado, roast tomato
  • Ploughman’s: £6.50 Wiltshire cured cooked ham, grated cheddar cheese, ploughman’s pickle
  • Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables, Artichoke & Houmous (VE): £6.50
  • Spicy Avocado & Roast Tomato (V/VE*): £6.50 Mozzarella or vegan Mozzarisella (*VE)
  • Goat’s Cheese & Pesto: £6.50

Jacket Potatoes Served with a side salad

  • Cheese Savoury: £5.50  ;  Baked beans (VE): £5.50 ; Coleslaw (VE): £5.50 ; Cheese (V) or Vegan Cheese (VE): £5.50 Mozzarella or vegan Mozzarisella (*VE) ; Tuna Mayo: £5.50 ; Spicy Avocado & Roast Tomato (V/VE*): £6.50 ; Goat’s Cheese & Pesto: £6.50
Evening Menu


Our boards come in two sizes. Sharing Board: Enough for 2. Individual Board: Enough for 1

Charcuterie Board: £24/£12 Spicy chorizo, pepperoni, salami and proscuitto, Mediterranean roasted vegetables and artichokes, mixed olives, freshly baked focaccia with a drizzle of Modena balsamic glaze.

Artisan Cheese Board: £24/£12 Three Cheeses from Matthew’s Cheese Specialists**, caramelised onion chutney, celery and pear, served with cheese biscuits.

Big River Bakery Geordie Board: £22/£11 Big River Bakery pie of the week, Wiltshire cured cooked ham, pease pudding, piccalilli, two portions of cheese from Matthew’s Cheese Specialists*, cocktail pickles served with Big River Bakery stottie.

Mediterranean Veg Board: £18/£9 (VE) Mediterranean roasted vegetables, roasted artichokes, mixed olives, sliced vegan mozzarisella, thai chilli crackers, cocktail pickles, NS freshly made houmous and Big River Bakery focaccia.



Pizza Dough Balls: £4 (V/VE) Bowl of pizza dough balls served with marinara sauce (VE) or garlic butter (V)

Caprese Salad: £4 (V/VE*) Mozzarella, tomato, fresh basil and olive oil. *Vegan option available on request

Houmous, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables & Toasted Pitta: £4 (VE) Houmous topped with paprika, seasoned roasted Mediterranean vegetables and served with toasted pitta.

Freshly Baked Focaccia with Modena Balsamic and Olive Oil: £4 Freshly baked rosemary and rock salt focaccia with a drizzle of Modena balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil.



Mixed Olives: £1.75

Thai Crackers: £1.75

Wasabi Peas: £1.75

** All snack cups can be taken into the show with you **

Pizza Menu

Served 12pm – 3pm and from 2.5 hours before shows/events only. 
Order your food and drink at the bar and we’ll do the rest.
(Eat-in or takeaway)

Margherita Pizza (V/VE): £9.50 Mozzarella and fresh basil

Pizza Napoli : £10.50 Anchovies, black olives and capers with fresh basil

Classic Pepperoni: £10.50 Loads of pepperoni

Prosciutto & Mushroom: £11.50 Prosciutto & mushroom and shavings of pecorino cheese with fresh rocket leaf

Artichoke & Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables (V/VE): £11.50 Artichokes, black olives, roasted peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms with fresh basil

Goat’s Cheese & Pesto: £11.50 Goat’s cheese, pesto, spinach, roasted tomato

The Hearty Italian: £13.50 Chorizo, salami, prosciutto, pepperoni with fresh rocket leaf

The Matthew’s Special: £13.50 A quarter of Matthew’s cheese, with fresh basil. Matthew’s Cheese Specialist is a family owned small business with over 50 years experience in cheese. They’re based in Newcastle’s Grainger Market.

Make it your own: £1 per topping Artichokes, Anchovies, Black olives, Cheddar cheese or vegan cheddar cheese, Chorizo, Goat’s cheese, Matthew’s cheese, Mozzarella or Vegan Mozzarella, Mushrooms, Pecorino, Pepperoni, Pesto, Prosciutto, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, Salami, Spinach, Tomato

Add Fresh Basil or Rocket for 30p

Dips: £1 per pot – All GF/VG Garlic mayo, Siracha mayo, Marinara dip, BBQ dip


Please note that walk-in food orders are subject to availability at the time of request and are therefore not guaranteed to be accepted. We strongly recommend reserving a table to avoid disappointment. Please note, we can only accept reservations with one working day’s prior notice.

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the 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.


Northern Stage is fully accessible. 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. Buggy parking is available


There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.


We have a Changing Places toilet in the Stage 1 lobby and accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.  Gender neutral toilets are situated in the Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.


Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).


One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.


To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at or by visiting our Box Office in person.


Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.


Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

More Information

To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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