Exciting news!

We are delighted to announce that NTC Touring Theatre Company Ltd will receive £34,521 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
We are among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund
This award will enable us to be able to provide shows for our audiences at a time when it is needed most.
We can’t tell you how much we’ve missed you and we genuinely cannot wait to see you all again!

Call out for Trustees!

NTC are on the lookout for interesting and vibrant individuals to join our board of trustees!

NTC Touring Theatre Company Ltd
NTC is a professional small-scale touring theatre company. In 2018 we moved to the Dovecote Centre, Dovecote Street, Amble, Northumberland. The company’s artistic policy is to provide professional touring theatre of the highest quality, particularly to theatreless zones in rural areas where access to live theatre is otherwise limited. NTC have recently been described as ‘one of the very best small theatre companies in the country’ by the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
We are looking for people to join our board and support us at this exciting and crucial time in our development as we expand our range of creative activities. Our board of trustees has overall responsibility for the charity and ensuring that the organisation is managed effectively, ethically and sustainably. Being a trustee will enable you to use your knowledge and experience to support our work and the cultural sector more widely. It will also give you the opportunity to develop new skills.
More information about being a trustee can be found on the Charity Commission website.
Our board meetings are currently held quarterly by Zoom and in more normal times at The Dovecote Centre in Amble, Northumberland. All positions are voluntary but out-of-pocket expenses such as reasonable travel and childcare will be reimbursed.


NTC was created in 1978 as Theatre in Northumberland Schools, funded by the Education Authority and based in Backworth. In the early 1980s, Northern Arts offered the Company revenue support to extend our role into touring village halls and community centres. Then, in 1984, we bought the Playhouse Theatre in Alnwick, a former cinema which we converted into a 150 capacity studio / rehearsal room, with ancillary offices, workshop and wardrobe facilities. The Company owned the Playhouse and leased the upstairs 262 seater auditorium to Alnwick District Playhouse Trust. This building was sold in February 2018 to the Northumberland County Council. We then moved to the Dovecote Centre in Amble where we have continued to produce touring theatre whilst also creating a cultural hub for the local community, which has provided space for community groups to operate and has also provided theatre, cinema and music.

When touring, the company’s venues are predominantly village halls and community centres in small rural towns and villages in the North East region and the Scottish Borders. NTC is also recognised nationally as one of the best small scale companies touring to non-traditional theatre spaces in the country. We regularly tour as far North as Wick in Scotland, Ebbw Vale in South Wales and to Suffolk in Southern England. The majority of the touring comprises of one night stands, although we do play for longer in the larger venues. NTC has commissioned twenty world premieres since the year 2010 and has a national touring profile of over 50%. In the last eight years, more than 43,000 people have seen an NTC production. Last year, we travelled almost 11,000 miles and gave over 95 performances.


What we are looking for

If you are passionate about the performing arts, community and heritage and keen to help us diversify and expand as an organisation then we would very much like to hear from you. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can make a strong contribution and are particularly interested in

Individuals with board experience and understanding of arts organisations who can help us work towards becoming a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England
People with experience of business, finance, law and management
Artists from disciplines other than theatre to help us spread the range of creative activity and champion the range of artistic issues that matter to us
Encouraging people with lived experiences of ethnic diversity, black people of African diaspora heritage, people with Central, West, South or East Asian heritage to join the board

NTC Touring Theatre Company Ltd is proud to be a culturally rich and diverse organisation and welcomes applications from all, irrespective of colour, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age and background.



If you are interested in becoming a trustee of NTC Touring Theatre Company Ltd please email the our Artistic Director, Louis Roberts at Louis@northumberlandtheatre.co.uk and tell us why you would like to join our board and how your experience could help us realise our vision. A short CV would be helpful.

The deadline for applications is April 30thth 2021 and interviews will take place shortly afterwards.

Visit our website at www.northumberlandtheatre.co.uk for more information

Our very own fairy godmother!


We are over the moon to announce that our panto can go ahead after we received an anonymous donation of £10,000! 

Follow the link to read more about this amazing story!