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A man on stage accepting an award that is shaped like a leaf.

The Gordon Burn Prize

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Book Tickets

Overview

Presented by New Writing North

 

Join us at Northern Stage for the announcement of the winner of the Gordon Burn Prize, which is coming to Newcastle for the very first time. The six shortlisted writers will be in conversation with Nick Ahad (BBC Radio 4 Front Row) with live music from Me Lost Me.

Stay on later for an exclusive after-party with White Rabbit books from 9:30-11pm, including give-aways and a DJ set from David Keenan.

The Gordon Burn Prize honours the memory of the late Newcastle-born writer Gordon Burn. It celebrates brilliant writing and innovative books that challenge convention, as Gordon’s own writing did. This year’s judges are writers, Terri White, Sheena Patel, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and Andrew Hankinson.

The winning writer receives a prize of £10,000 and the chance to take a writing retreat at Gordon Burn’s cottage in the Scottish Borders. Past winners have included Benjamin Myers, Denise Mina, David Keenan and Preti Taneja.

The Gordon Burn Prize is run in partnership by New Writing North, Faber & Faber and the Gordon Burn Trust, with sponsorship from Newcastle University. Find out more at gordonburnprize.com.

 

Can’t make it in person? Join us for the event via live stream. Book now here or via the link below.

Running time

2 hours

Venue

Stage 1

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RH

Can’t make it in person? Join us at the event via live stream on the night! Book now below.

The livestream will be available to watch back until 31 March 2024.

A man on stage accepting an award that is shaped like a leaf.

The Gordon Burn Prize (Digital)

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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

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

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

TOILETS

Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

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).

ASSISTANCE

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 boxoffice@northernstage.co.uk or by visiting our Box Office in person.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.

SEAT ACCESSIBILITY

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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