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Venue Hire

Did you know that the money we make through venue hire and Café Bar sales directly funds our charitable work offstage as well as our world-class productions onstage?

So, if you’re looking to hire an event space in Newcastle city centre for an engagement party, birthday party, wedding, corporate event, theatre performance or more, you’ll be supporting us whilst celebrating!

Northern Stage has a variety of spaces that can be hired to help create your perfect event.

If you’d like to enquire about hiring a space, please do get in touch via the enquiry form. We look forward to welcoming you to Northern Stage!

Please note, if you are a touring theatre company and are looking for your production to be included in our programme of events, please contact Artistic Programming via

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View our Venue Hire brochure here.

Northern Stage café bar

No hire fee in August!

Throughout the month of August, when you book our Café Bar for your private event, we’ll waive our hire fee.* Host your next corporate get-together or gather your nearest and dearest to celebrate your next milestone.

*A minimum spend of £500 is required. Please complete the enquiry form for more details.

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Our Café Bar foyer seats 140 people (or 200 standing) and has a bar which can be booked for exclusive use. It’s a wonderful space for events such as engagement parties, birthday celebrations and more.

For more intimate gatherings, our mezzanine overlooks the foyer and is a bright, modern space for up to 50 seated guests (or around 70 standing).

We have a range of catered options, from canapes and sharing boards, to pizzas or a classic buffet spread.

“Thank you so much to the entire team for making our engagement party a night to remember. Set up was so easy, the bar staff were incredibly attentive and our guests had a blast.” – Bride- and groom-to-be



Northern Stage is an ideal venue for your business event, whether it’s a conference, award ceremony, product launch, team meeting, away day or dinner. Northern Stage is also a great venue for corporate entertaining and work social events.

Our stylish range of spaces, skilled in-house technical team and on-site caterers mean we have an established reputation for supporting successful corporate events.

We provide a personal service and also have a wide range of extras available for hire to make sure your event has the maximum impact.

Are you booking a meeting and want a change from the same four walls? Our Café Bar is open Tuesday to Friday and provides a perfect atmosphere for catch ups over coffee – with free WiFi!

We recommend booking a table in advance. Please check our website for opening times.

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for hosting our planning day yesterday. Your staff were all brilliant and the catering and room was just what we needed!  My team really enjoyed it and being able to get away from our desks and the office meant we made a lot of progress on developing our plans for the coming year.” – Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Please see our meetings and events page for more information.



Northern Stage offers a range of stylish and contemporary celebration spaces, in-house technical expertise and catering to help you celebrate your big day.

Our location in the north of Newcastle’s city centre, on the edge of Newcastle University’s historic campus, means Northern Stage is ideally situated in an area of the city which is both beautiful and accessible. We’re a stone’s throw from Newcastle Civic Centre registry office, as well as other ceremonial and religious venues.

“The wedding was amazing from beginning to end… our guests could not believe how good and original a wedding venue it was, and how polite and friendly all the staff were.” – Bride and groom

Please see our wedding hires page for more information.


We have three stages available to hire which seat 70, 160 and 450 respectively. With tech support available to hire, these spaces are perfect for theatrical productions, corporate events and more.

Please note, if you are a touring company and are looking for your production to be included in our programme of events, please contact Artistic Programming via

“I wanted to send you a huge thank you for having us at The Northern Stage. The show was a rip roaring success with us having to turn away tons of people at the door on the Saturday night! Absolutely crazy. I can’t tell you how pleased I am and how much I appreciate all of your help. I would love to come back in the future when we have some new scripts under our belt! Perhaps I might even shoot for a bigger stage next time around!” – The Actors Forge

You can find more information on our three stages in our venue hire brochure.




Our stages, playspace and rehearsal space in Byker are all available to hire to perfect your next production. The academies, societies, schools, colleges and universities who regularly hire Northern Stage all say that there’s nothing like preparing and performing in a professional environment to ensure that their production achieves its full potential.

Please complete the enquiry form to find out more about our rehearsal spaces and a member of our team will get back you.


As the largest producing theatre company in the north east of England, Northern Stage makes sets, props and costumes for our own productions as well as to theatre clients’ design and specification, on a range of scales, across the UK.

Our workshops and experienced staff are available to hire to create props, furniture, set pieces and more to bring your vision to life.

Please see our workshops page for more information.



Looking for the perfect backdrop to make your photos or videos stand out?

Northern Stage provides a number of settings which are ideal for photography, as well as filming for corporate videos, music videos, TV adverts and shows, films and more.

Please see our filming and photography hires page for more information.

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Hires Enquiry

Let us know about your event, and a member of our team will be in touch soon to discuss arrangements. Please note, if you are a touring theatre company and are looking for your production to be included in our programme of events, please contact Artistic Programming via

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