Live Theatre is dedicated to developing and producing new plays, by discovering, nurturing and championing new talent. It is the only English new writing theatre, outside London, to do this.
For almost 50 years, Live Theatre has been creating compelling, award winning plays that speak to the people of the North East, with universal truths that appeal to a broad, national and international audience.
Located on Newcastle upon Tyne’s Quayside, Live Theatre is based in a carefully restored complex of five Grade II listed buildings, combining state-of-the-art facilities in a unique historical setting with a flexible and welcoming theatre space, studio, rehearsal room and writers’ rooms. Live Theatre draws on a broad portfolio of income streams and is recognised as a national leader in developing new strategies for increasing income and assets to support its work.
Live Theatre is a national leader in developing new strategies for increasing income and assets for the charity. In 2016 Live Theatre completed Live Works, a £10 million capital development to purchase and develop Quayside fronted land and buildings adjacent to the Theatre, creating new landmark commercial office space, a new public park and a children and young people’s writing centre. Live Works, The Broad Chare pub, and The Schoolhouse office are creative enterprises increasing future revenue for Live Theatre’s creative and educational work.