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Northern Stage Theatre

Newcastle Playhouse Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RH, England
+44 191 230 5151
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Excellent cafe at lunchtime - perfect for sunny days...

I haven't had the pleasure yet of coming to the theatre here but the Foyer Cafe Bar is a great spot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
amdgriggs
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Good theatre with nice seating and good views of stage. Staff were friendly and helpful, worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael D
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Northern Stage is an exciting, dynamic powerhouse of theatre and creativity in the heart of Newcastle. Bold and ambitious theatre, sunny family shows, a raft of participatory work and a cracking cafe bar; you'll find them all here.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“great night” (3 reviews)
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Newcastle Playhouse Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RH, England
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+44 191 230 5151
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't had the pleasure yet of coming to the theatre here but the Foyer Cafe Bar is a great spot for lunch, especially on a hot sunny day as it was when I came here with my mum. Sunshine baking the grass outside where...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good theatre with nice seating and good views of stage. Staff were friendly and helpful, worth a visit!

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Sting's Shipbuilding story based on Tyneside.Well performed by an enthusiastic cast who tell and sing their way through Sting's homily on the demise of shipbuilding on Tyneside and how the workers can reclaim their honour and glory as craftsman. Great setsand the band is really...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

On a snowy evening we travelled to a theatre we did not know BUT.... what a night out! What a fabulous performance. The standing ovation was so well deserved. It is a must see - get a ticket!

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Our first visit to the Northern Stage and how we will remember it , an excellent performance from all the cast, The stage scenery was dramatic along with the music ,We bought the CD some time ago and were wondering why it took so long...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

What an amazing night we all had. Emotional and powerful performance from the talented cast. Tears shed across the audience as we remembered 'the yards'. The story felt authentic and the music was marvellous. My husband was a welder in the yards and he was...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I am a fan of the RSC and when I saw that they were performing Hamlet at Northern Stage I had to go. My ticket in row G was just perfect. So close to the action. Just amazing. I will definitely be watching to see...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This used to be the university theatre and then the Playhouse. It was refurbished and reopened as the Nothern Stage about 10 years ago. I find it a relaxed and inclusive space. This time we were seeing the RSC's Hamlet, an interesting production. Minor gripes...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Visited 20.02.2018 in wheelchair, with carer, to see Hamlet with Paapa Essiedu in title role - a gripping performance throughout and wholly excellent. Trip made better for the great facilities for wheelchair disabled at Northern Stage theatre, where accessibility is second-to-none throughout. Bravo!

Thank 456David
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

It is a nice venue with nice friendly staff, quickly fills up the food is good it is aimed at the pricey end of the market.

Thank Ian M
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