Our Plan

Image: New Theatre Foyer 

We have nearly completed our redevelopment, transforming the People’s Theatre.  This is the biggest investment made in our premises since moving here in 1963 .

  • full access in all areas to wheel chair & mobility restricted users
  • new lighting, heating & ventilation systems that will reduce our carbon footprint
  • direct access to the bar, gallery & interactive archive display areas
  • an improved exterior to the building and a more welcoming foyer.

When the redevelopment is complete, we anticipate 50% more participation. With new audiences, a wider events programme, a venue shared by an even more diverse range of community groups, you’ll have a fully inclusive venue for people to make and take part in theatre & creative activities. The redevelopment will sustain and enhance our position as the largest, longest-established, participation arts venue in Newcastle.

We still have work to do …

The jewel in the crown will  be the completion of our a new Studio Theatre the final piece of our vision to provide a first class community venue.

Having raised over £1.4 through donations, grants and loans we still need to raise £150,000 to finish and equip this stunning new performance space.

New Studio – Artist’s Impression


Fundraising Appeal for the People's Theatre, Newcastle, UK