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Welcome to Alphabetti Theatre

Here's where you can find us:

The Basement of 18 New Bridge Street West,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm

Phone: 0191 261 5906

Email: Please fill out our contact form

Alphabetti Theatre, based in Newcastle, was formed by Ali Pritchard and is currently the only independent theatre in the city. Here's a few things people have said about us:

“Original, off the wall and clever.”
BBC Radio 4 producer, 2012

“On all levels, Alphabetti is a very welcome addition to Newcastle’s culture scene, and it deserves our support and applause.”
GiggleBeats, 2013

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Have a look at our previous productions - this image is from Jumper which was in our 3 Shorts production in November 2013

We've moved! Check out where to here...

Alphabetti's main production this season! A two week run from 11th - 21st May 2016 (Double-bills with 'Your Ever Loving' from London's Theatre N16 and Response Plays from local writers)

We have a huge bundle of opportunties for all sorts of performers...so check it out!

Read the reviews for our most recent production 'Continuum' due to tour in 2017


Alphabetti create, produce and program new original work from emerging artists across the performing arts. The intimate performance space, complete with its own bar, is open from 11am – 11pm Monday to Saturday and is a space to experiment, evolve and discover excellence for artists. Alphabetti champions fringe culture, developing high quality, professional productions in the grassroots; growing new audiences and artists alike. 

If you like what you see online - come to one of our events. If you like what we’re doing please support us.

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A Brief History

August 2012 - we introduced the world to Teeth In Eggcups our comedy sketch with 16 nights at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

March 2013 - we transformed, on a shoestring budget, a dilapidated room above a pub in Newcastle upon Tyne into the city's premier fringe performance space. We moved in and began booking work for Upstairs at The Dog & Parrot

September 2013 - we received an Arts Council England grant to support the running of our the 2nd Season in the venue - The Brolly Season.

July 2014 - we received an Arts Council England grant to support a theatre peice written entirely in verse - Best Bitter.

September 2014 - we moved out of the upstairs room in The Dog & Parrot

March 2015 - we opened our new venue in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.