NPF 2023: Chancellor's Poetry Prize & People's Theatre
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Please join us for this event featuring poems by local youth groups and students. The Young People’s Theatre, working with poets Linda France and David Spittle, extend the Festival theme of ‘Community’ to consider our human place as a symbiotic part of our environment. This playful reading, entitled ‘The Venn Diagram of Us’ showcases some of their exciting, ecologically aware explorations of the wild and strange inside and out.
We will also hear from the winner of the Chancellor’s Poetry Prize 2023. Inspired by Newcastle’s iconic cityscape, students were asked to write poems under the theme of ‘Bridges’. The prize will be presented by judges Imtiaz Dharker, Chancellor of Newcastle University and Neil Astley, Editor and Managing Director of Bloodaxe Books Ltd.
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.
STEP FREE ACCESS
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.
BOOKING COMPANION SEATING
To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.