“Alphabetti Theatre are doing some remarkable things to keep grass-roots culture alive and well in Newcastle.” (GiggleBeats 2013)
“Alphabetti has become an essential part of the region's theatre ecology. Long may it continue..” (British Theatre Guide 2016)
"Alphabetti Theatre has become an important part of the theatre ecology of the North East, not just of Newcastle. It’s a place where exciting new work can be seen and enjoyed" (British Theatre Guide 2017)
Alphabetti creates, produces and programmes new original work from exciting artists across the performing arts. In 2016 we transformed our third space in our short history into our new home. Located on St James Boulevard Alphabetti is Newcastle’s newest and smallest producing theatre.
We house a flexible 80 seater or 150 standing performance space, a café / bar (open 11am – 11pm Tuesday to Thursday and 11am to midnight Friday and Saturday), a second hand bookshop, a rehearsal space, a prop and costume workshop and store and artist studios.
Alphabetti was not opened for business, money, or personal gain but for the necessity of a fringe venue in Newcastle and the North East, ensuring the development and improvement of the ecology of the performing arts in the region.
We receive the occasional Grant for the Arts from the Arts Council and other charitable organisations however the majority of our income to keep us running comes from our bar, so when you visit us make sure you sample our fine offerings!
We have a number of opportunities to get involved in such as performing in the space for theatre companies, writers, directors, poets, comedians and musicians. For more info please visit here.
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Our standard tech spec is the following:
LED lights (1 pin spot, 4 parcans and 4 floods) ran off a zero88 jester
3 channel alphapack for tungsten / specials.
Our house lights are an on/off festoon as pictured
1 x BenQ projector and screen (removed manually)
1x Soundcraft efx8 desk with an 8 input snake to stage
2 x Yamaha dbr15s.