It’s Back to Live with an exclusive season of Live Theatre productions at the Newcastle Quayside venue this autumn.

Braids + Cheer Up Slug from 7 to 23 October is a World premiere, double bill of debut plays about young female experience in County Durham. The plays explore universal themes of friendship, fitting in and boundaries and behaviour. Braids, written by Oliva Hannah, featured as part of BBC Arts Light Up Festival, is about standing out and a new friendship that ignites a search for belonging. A Duke of Edinburgh camping trip becomes more complicated than forever friends Will and Bean ever expected in Cheer Up Slug by Tamsin Daisy Rees. They’re not kids anymore and the adult world is a scary place!

Lewis Jobson returns to Live Theatre from 27 to 30 October to entertain audiences in Redcoat, a fun, life-affirming, joy-filled and hilarious show. Inspired by Lewis’ own experience it features a mix of banging tunes, dance routines, balloon modelling, comedy and that extra special Redcoat sparkle.

From 3 to 27 November, Live Theatre presents a brand-new adaptation of Benjamin Myers’ best-selling novel The Offing, by award winning playwright Janice Okoh. Durham writer Benjamin Myers’ unforgettable story captured the hearts and minds of readers on publication and featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club. In a Britain emerging from the horrors of World World ll Robert sets off from his Durham home to find work down South – but he never gets there. On the clifftops at Robin Hood’s Bay, a chance encounter with the bohemian and eccentric Dulcie will change his path forever. What follows is a touching story of a friendship that conquers the barriers of age, gender and class.

2021 at Live Theatre rounds off with the much-anticipated return of the sell-out hit Bonnie & Fanny’s Christmas Spectacular - updated and with added glitter for the perfect Christmas night out! Starring side splitting sketch troupe Your Aunt Fanny and foot-stomping drag trio Bonnie and The Bonnettes, this celebration of all things cabaret and comedy is a calamitous Christmas knees up packed full of sketches, songs, lip synchs and dances.

Live Theatre is so much more than just a building. It’s a place where people share stories that matter to them and connect with one another.

Here’s to getting Back to Live for a great night out! Tickets from only £6 available from