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The Three Bears

From £12 adults / £10 children

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A Kitchen Zoo Production in association with Northern Stage

Directed by Bob Nicholson


The Three Bears

Deep in the forest Mammy, Daddy and Baby Bear are preparing for winter and, of course, Christmas. Each day the Three Bears head into the woods to collect interesting things to re-use for their home. As winter arrives their cosy house is turned upside down by a colourful whirlwind that threatens to sit in their chairs, eat their porridge and sleep in their beds. It’s Goldilocks!

So bring your bears and join us for a winter adventure in the woods with original music, puppets and a tale you thought you knew.

Age Guidance: Under 5s

Relaxed performances 

Every performance of The Three Bears is a relaxed performance, making this a great first introduction to theatre for your little ones. The lights stay on and audience members are free to wiggle and move around, making performances a welcoming space for older children with additional needs too.

Familiarisation tours are available. For those and any other access requests, please contact our box office – email, call 0191 230 5151 or pop in and see us.

If a performance is sold out, email or call 0191 230 5151 to be added to our waiting list.

Running time

Approx 45 mins


Stage 3

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Northern Stage

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Access Performances

British Sign Language Interpreted

  • Sat 16 Dec, 10:00 am
  • Tue 19 Dec, 1:00 pm
  • Fri 29 Dec, 1:00 pm

Relaxed Performance

  • All Performances

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Written and Devised by Brad McCormick, Hannah Goudie-Hunter and Bob Nicholson

Performed by Hannah Goudie-Hunter and Umar Butt

Directed by Bob Nicholson

Music by Jeremy Bradfield

Design by Alison Ashton

Puppets by Ailsa Dalling

Lighting Design by Richard Flood

Stage Manager – Sophie Teasdale

Produced by Sophie Fullerlove

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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