Our Background

About us

Northumberland Theatre Company Ltd is a touring theatre charity based in Amble, Northumberland. Its mission is to make professional touring theatre of the highest quality accessible to those communities who are theatrically disenfranchised through geographic, economic, social or transport constraint, theatre which is made in Northumberland for a national audience, theatre which is accessible and relevant, is innovative and entertains with integrity and humour. In addition, to providing the highest quality training and support to new and emerging theatre practitioners in the region, through on-the-job training opportunities.

Why Choose Us

Our History

Northumberland Theatre Company was first formed as a charity in 1979 and was originally based at the Alnwick Playhouse. We receive some funding from Arts Council England and other bodies but also from box office and room hire. We have applied to become a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England from 2023 and will know in October 2022 if we have been successful.

Who We Work With

We work with a network of village halls and community venues as well as small urban theatres and generally tour three shows each year and perform a Christmas pantomime for our Amble community. We also provide space for other charitable organisations and are engaged in a capital programme to create an inspirational centre of arts and community in our Dovecote venue, a former Victorian school building.

Meet the crew!

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