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Inside our new foyer

Our theatre transformed

Redevelopment update 2018

Over the last four years we have raised £1.6 million to complete the biggest update to our building since moving here in 1963. The results of this effort can now be enjoyed by all our visitors.

A truly inspiring, new Studio Theatre space on ground floor level

Full access to all areas of the venue for wheelchair and mobility restricted users

New lighting and heating systems that will reduce our carbon footprint

An improved exterior and a new foyer, bar, gallery and archive display area

Many local and national trusts and foundations have given significant amounts towards this huge change for the theatre.  Our audience, members and friends have also given most generously. Without them this could not have happened.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

Arts Council England, Benfield Charitable Trust, Boshier-Hinton Foundation, Bruce Wake Charitable Trust, Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Homes & Communities Agency, Hoult Family Grassroots Fund, Newcastle Children’s Mission & Institute, Pen & Palette Club Fund, Reece Foundation, RFF Gibson Trust, R.W. Mann Trust, Sir James Knott Trust, Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK, The Astor Foundation, The Barbour Foundation, The Joicey Trust, The Percy Hedley 1990 Charitable Trust, The Rank Foundation, The Ridley Family Charity, The Rothley Trust, The Theatres Trust, The Woodward Charitable Trust, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

We would also like to thank Newcastle City Council for support, and all the individuals who have donated so very generously.

Support Us

We continue to fundraise for exciting and necessary projects.  During 2019 we would like to:

Enhance the new  Studio theatre to an even higher standard for exciting and varied performances

Upgrade our ladies toilets to do away with queues at busy times

Install a new phoenix artwork, a striking addition to the front of the theatre in steel and aluminium

You can help us complete these improvements in a number of ways (not least by coming to productions!).

Donate Online

Visit our page at Virgin Money Giving 

Donate by Cheque

Please make your cheque payable to: People’s Theatre Arts Group Ltd and write your postcode and “Ref. TPTF” on the back. Please post it to:  Kate Scott, Treasurer, The People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road,Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF.

Sponsor a Seat

Why not sponsor a seat in one of our auditoriums?   A sponsored seat is a permanent reminder of your own or a loved one’s commitment to the People’s Theatre.  You can choose to have a seat in either our main auditorium or our New Studio. A sponsored seat costs £200 and comes with your personalised name or message.  Contact our Venue Manager below.

Corporate Sponsorship

Could your business benefit from one of our sponsorship packages?  We offer a range of corporate opportunities to suit all budgets. Contact our Venue Manager below.