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Northumberland Theatre Company



NTC is a professional small-scale touring theatre company based at the Dovecote Centre, Amble. We tour shows around the country, predominantly using village halls and community centres as venues in small rural towns and villages

"NTC's productions may be small-scale and done on a shoestring but they are backed by a team which can match anything done by much bigger, purpose built theatres and whose imagination and ability to weave a storytelling magic as they transform unpromising spaces into theatres for the night is second to none" - Lynn Gardner, The Guardian


We're in!

Posted by: Karen - Thu 1st Feb 2018 9:14pm
It took three days to move everything and the Dovecote Centre is looking very full but don't panic we've found the kettle and the coffee.

Please note that we currently do not have internet access but the phones are up and running. The new number is

01665 713655


We're Moving!

Posted by: Karen - Mon 29th Jan 2018 9:17am
Please note that we are moving this week. If you are trying to contact us [email protected] is probably the best method. See you soon in Amble.

The Princess and the Goblin are our on tour now!

Posted by: Karen - Mon 4th Dec 2017 11:53am
Glump and his pet cat

Read the reviews:
The Northumberland Gazette

Lootie and Irene in trouble Curdie and Irene

Sing a long with the cast

On tour until the 21 January 2018, don't miss it!

Christmas is a coming.

Posted by: Karen - Wed 22nd Nov 2017 11:05am
Just a reminder when doing any online Christmas shopping, remember to use the Easyfundraising gateway and raise funds for your selected cause. We can be found under NTC Touring Theatre Co Ltd, just in case. Merry Christmas!


Shakespeare Workshops

Posted by: Karen - Mon 30th Oct 2017 2:00pm
Following the success of last year's workshops, we are pleased to be able to offer Shakespeare Workshops again this year. Providing a fascinating insight into how Shakespeare wrote for actors by placing his staging instructions within the text: exploring the hidden meanings of his punctuation, cue lines and repetitions which enabled his contemporary actors to perform having only seen their ‘parts’ and their cues.


‘In a world where students are often confined to desks during their study of drama in the English classroom, this approach offers a really valuable way for students to develop understanding of challenging texts through kinaesthetic approaches. Working together to select scenes to ensure that students’ active work will support their exam work when they return to the classroom. This approach can also support content revision in other key texts studied in English and Drama.’

For full details please see the attached document Workshops.

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All about NTC
A day in the life of an NTC actor
In support of touring theatre

Traineeship with NTC
A Journey with the Gallows [PDF]

Forthcoming Shows:
18 Dec 18 - The Little Maid Who Danced to Every Mood
Etal Village Hall, Northumberland
19 Dec 18 - The Little Maid Who Danced to Every Mood
Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
20 Dec 18 - The Little Maid Who Danced to Every Mood
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Co Durham
21 Dec 18 - The Little Maid Who Danced to Every Mood
Currie Memorial Hall, Lilliesleaf
21 Dec 18 - Sleeping Beauty
The Dovecote Centre, Amble
Louis Roberts in PinnochioKim Evans and David Reakes in Great ExpectationsKim Evans, Anstey Thomas, Phil Yarrow, Nigel Collins, Matthew Phillips, Davis Reakes and Dominic Hughes in Great Expectations4Play 2011Christopher Ranson as Jack in The Last Snow Rider, Christmas 2009Nigel Collins and Phil Yarrow in Great Expectations4Play 2011