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The Welcome Project

We would love to welcome your community group to our theatre.

We want as many people as possible to come and be inspired and entertained by the beautiful shows on our stages, so we’re making it easier for community groups to come and do just that.

Do you work with groups of young people?
Do you support groups of people who have recently moved to the UK?
Do you run a community choir?
Do you support adults who identify as having a disability?
Are you a member of a grass roots sports team?
Do you volunteer for a local charity?

Whatever group you’re a part of, you’re invited to Northern Stage as part of our Welcome Project.

For community groups of 10 or more people we can offer:
* Heavily discounted tickets to shows
* A behind the scenes tour of our theatre
* A dedicated space for your group to meet before or after the show

These are just suggestions, please talk to us about what would make it easier for your group to enjoy a visit to Northern Stage. We’d love to build a relationship with you.

We’d particularly like to meet groups from South Tyneside, Northumberland and County Durham but EVERYONE is invited to the Welcome Project!

Email or call us on 0191 230 5151


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.


Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and 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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