Live Theatre is one of the UK’s leading new writing theatres. Located on Newcastle’s Quayside, Live Theatre creates and performs new plays of world class quality, finds and develops creative talent and unlock the potential of young people through theatre. Last year Live Theatre celebrated 40 years of making plays, on Tyneside, but also nationally and internationally.
Transformed in 2007 with a capital redevelopment, the complex of beautifully restored Grade II listed buildings with state-of-the-art facilities, include a 160 seat cabaret style theatre, a studio theatre, renovated rehearsal rooms, dedicated writer’s rooms as well as a thriving café, bar and pub.
Live Theatre has just announced LiveWorks, a £10 million capital development to purchase and develop Quayside fronted land and buildings adjacent to the Theatre, creating new commercial office space, a new public park and a children and young people’s writing centre.
Live Theatre is a national leader in developing new strategies for increasing income and assets for the charity. LiveWorks, The Broad Chare pub, online playwriting course www.beaplaywright.com and The Schoolhouse office are creative enterprises increasing future revenue for Live Theatre’s creative and educational work.