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Live Theatre Newcastle

27 Broad Chare | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ, England
+44 191 261 2694
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wonderful theatre.

Visited for the first time Feb 18 for Lyndsay Lou + the Flatbellys well impressed, great show in a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ray b
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
A lesser known gem of a theatre in Newcastle

We have been to many shows here. All have been fantastic in this wonderful welcoming theatre. We... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
peteburnip
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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From its base on Newcastle’s quayside, Live Theatre produces work as varied and diverse as the audiences it engages with. To do this it:• Creates and performs new plays of world class quality• Finds and develops creative talent• Unlocks the potential of young people through theatre.Founded in 1973, the theatre was transformed in 2007 via a £5.5million redevelopment. The result is a beautifully restored and refurbished complex of five Grade II listed buildings with state-of-the-art facilities in a unique historical setting, including a 160 seat cabaret style theatre, a studio theatre, renovated rehearsal rooms, a series of dedicated writer’s rooms as well as a thriving café and bar. In 2013 Live Theatre celebrates 40 years of making plays. A special year-long relationship with Port of Tyne to support its 40th anniversary programme recognises Live Theatre’s own strong connections to the river, the Port and the trading heritage of the region.Live Theatre is grateful for the support of Arts Council England and Newcastle City Council.
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27 Broad Chare | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited for the first time Feb 18 for Lyndsay Lou + the Flatbellys well impressed, great show in a very intimate atmosphere, lovely building. had to travel but looking to return.

Thank ray b
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We have been to many shows here. All have been fantastic in this wonderful welcoming theatre. We have seen everything from comedy,music, dancing, drama, all at very reasonable prices . We look forward to see many new shows in 2018.

Thank peteburnip
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A great place to visit and it's next to the Tyne and some of the other bars. There's a small Bar and also a good pub next door with good real' beers' and decent food menu too. This is a small venue with an eclectic...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Just been to see The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes, what a brilliant show and great performance by both actors,So true to life story. Theatre is a lovely venue for music and having a drink,clean and refreshing sitting areas, so relaxing.

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Visited today to attend the matinee performance of Red Lion starring Stephen Tompkinson. Loved everything about this venue from the intimate stage setting to the cosy Bar and quirky layout. Thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the atmosphere was great. The cast deservedly played to a...More

Thank Jay Z
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Probably a little known venue despite the fact it provides such a great experience. From the small intimate theatre (including cabaret style seating), to the grown up approach to drinks during the show, to the reasonable pricing, and finally the quality of plays. Tonight was...More

Thank sleep007
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went to see singer, songwriter perform his band new music last night. Very intimate stage area. Cabaret tables near the stage, fixed seats behind. No bad views a very intimate setting, up close and personal. Glen was amazing, three piece band too in support. Great...More

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We visited to see a jumpin hot club gig And were not disappointed lovely venue plenty of staff on the bar everyone was served quickly in the break. Modern clean facilities behind an old world facade I would recommend a visit to see either live...More

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

First time visit here and it certainly won't be the last. The entrance and bar area are tastefully decorated and very welcoming and cozy. We went to watch a Harriet martineau, a delightful funny play and very well acted out. We were with a friend...More

Thank bear1973
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Went to see the above play and would recommend everyone to go and see, it was absolutely brilliant.The acting was all first class.The renovations to this Venue are great, with a good bar and lounge.

Thank Bill R
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