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Alphabetti Theatre is buzzing with theatre, comedy, music, arts and more! Check back here for our most up-to-date listings including Pay What You Feel shows, Accessible shows and Family Friendly events.

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Covid-19 Policy

Face coverings are no longer mandatory in the venue but are encouraged. We are now selling to full capacity for all performances. If you or someone you have been in close proximity with has Covid-19 symptoms please do not visit the theatre.

New Work

We often show new work, work-in-progress and previews. Please note that the majority of these scripts will be in development during the rehearsal process, and we are often unable to finalise content warnings and running time when tickets go on sale. Finalised content warnings and run time will kept updated on the website, so please check back before your visit if you need this information.

Pay What You Feel

We sometimes offer a 'Pay What You Feel' option for some shows, this means you can come and watch the show and simply pay what you feel the show was worth after but, most importantly, what you can afford.

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Theatre/Fringe
2024 Newcastle Fringe Festival
Tuesday 16th -27th July 2024
80 performances, across 5 venues over 10 days. It’s canny sweet like pet!
Time: Various
Tickets: Various
Age: Various baby!

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Workshop (bar)
Alphabetti Writing Group
Thursday 18th July 2024
By popular demand, Alphabetti presents our writing group! Our call to action for writers seeking cosiness and community.
Time:   5.30
Tickets: Free
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Theatre (Caberet)
New Folk on The Block
Tuesday 30th July 2024
Join the new folk for a mint night of fresh talent. A mixed bill cabaret of emerging North East creatives curated by Rosie Bowden. Straight out of college and into their first gig, we can't wait for you to meet them. Let's crack on and change the narrative. It’ll be lush.
Time:   7.30
Tickets: £3-£10
Age: Suitable for ages 14+

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Theatre (New Work)
Reaction Fest: Sharknado feat. Lindsay Nicholson, Mama Rhi 
& Script competition winner
Wed 31st July – Fri 2nd August 2024
From Screen to Stage, artists respond to the Cult Cinema Screening of the brilliantly awful 2013 Sharknado…it’s so bad it’s good!
Time:   7.30
Tickets: Pay What You Feel (booking essential)
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Workshop (bar)
Alphabetti Writing Group
Thursday 1st August 2024
By popular demand, Alphabetti presents our writing group! Our call to action for writers seeking cosiness and community.
Time:   5.30
Tickets: Free
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Theatre (poetry)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: Poetry and Punk
Tuesday 6th August 2024
Poetry Politics Pints Protest Punk
Time:   8.00
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age: Suitable for ages 18+

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: Does My Fanny Look Big In This?
Wednesday 7th August 2024
Let’s explore the sexual world through spoken word, uncomfortable noises, an inflatable sex doll, (bad) singing, anxiety and a limerick.
Time:   7.30pm
Tickets: £3-£10
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Northern Electric Festival Presents
2024 Northern Electric Festival
Friday 9th & Saturday 10th August 2024
NEF is an annual series of events celebrating alternative music and electronic artists in the North of England
Time:
Friday 7pm – 11pm,  Saturday midday – 11pm
Tickets: Prices: Friday £10, Saturday £16, Whole weekend £20
Age: 18+

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Theatre (Fringe)
 Let’s Create NOT Apply: Angel? Not! By Adam Robson
Tuesday 13th August 2024
Rebel angel Leo's Earthly exile brings mischief, laughs, and unexpected lessons in this witty, sarcastic comedic play
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age: Suitable for ages 12+

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: Why won’t you talk to me?
Wednesday 14th August 2024
Silence is golden, right? Join Haley as they share tales of an AI that will do everything- besides talk to you.
Time: 6.00pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Let’s Create NOT Apply: Oversized Mice Riding Undersized Bikes
Wednesday 14th August 2024
A squeaky story of survival and spinach
Time: 8.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age: Suitable for ages 18+

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Board Games Night 
Wednesday 14th August 2024
Roll the dice and shuffle the cards in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned strategist or a casual gamer, there's something for everyone at our Board Game Night.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: FREE (Donations Welcome)
Age: Suitable for ages 12+

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: A Night with Night-Light Theatre: Unwritten Women
Thursday 15th August 2024
A triple bill of fantastic new short plays telling the stories of Unwritten Women: Raw Stories of Motherhood, Friendship, and Identity.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £3-£10
Age: Suitable for ages 18+

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: Man Spread
Friday 16th August 2024
Drag King, Benjamin Dover will try all sorts to get into your knickers.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age: Suitable for ages 18+

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Family Disco
Saturday 17th August 2024
Relax and groove the afternoon away with your loved ones at our laid-back Family Disco event!
Time: 1pm
Tickets: £2 
Age: Family

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: I Love* My Job!
Tuesday 20th August 2024
Flip the script on service work! Performers try to keep it 'professional' while still honestly presenting the audience's unfiltered input..
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age: 16+

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: Friend of Frankenstein
Wednesday 21st August 2024
Bringing hope that all comes out in the wash, a theatrical clown show of laundry and friendship.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age: 12+

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: Ashtray
Thursday 22nd  August 2024
“How disposable is anger? Is it as short lived as a cigarette?”
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £3-£10
Age: 16+

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: Saoirse Self
Friday 23rd August 2024
A queer comedy cabaret inspired by Irish Mythology and told in authentic Belfast vernacular.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £3-£10
Age: 16+

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: Kerris Gibson – Getting On
Saturday 24th August 2024
Getting on
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age: 18+

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: Alasdair Paul – Beating the Bounds
Tuesday 27th August 2024
Getting on
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £3-£10
Age: 12+

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Theatre (Fringe)
Let’s Create NOT Apply: Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers
Saturday 31st August 2024
Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers is a harrowing, heart-warming and hilarious play written and performed by Gary Kitching and Steve Byron.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age: 16+

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Theatre (Family)
Mama G: The Magic Bookmark
Tuesday 27th – Saturday 31st August 2024
Join "everyone's favourite pantomime dame!" (Metro) and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Mama G on a brand new, award winning, panto adventure for the whole family!
Time: 1pm
Tickets: £3-£25
Age: Family

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Theatre (Stand Up)
Laughing Green: Comedy Night for Zero Waste Week
Tuesday 3rd September 2024
A brilliant line up of professional north east stand ups, who probably won’t tell any jokes about the environment or recycling, but Alphabetti wanted to celebrate Zero Waste Week!
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £3-£10
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Theatre
Showaoke LIVE on The D’Addario Stage
Thursday 5th September
It's karaoke but instead of the pants background music you'll be accompanied by the musical magician, Jen Stevens.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: FREE (donations welcome)
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Bar (comedy)
The Silly Billies Comedy Cabaret Show LIVE on The D’Addario Stage
Friday 6th September 2024
Jack & Sam present the finest of North East alternative comedy
Time: 7.30
Tickets: £3-£10
Age: 16+

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Family Disco
Saturday 7th September 2024
Relax and groove the afternoon away with your loved ones at our laid-back Family Disco event!
Time: 1pm
Tickets: £2 
Age: Family

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Live Music 
Eve Simpson and Mike McKenzie LIVE on The D’Addario Stage
Saturday 7th September 2024
An intimate evening of original music from long term collaborators Eve Simpson and Mike McKenzie.
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £3-£10
Age: 18+

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Theatre
The Nurse’s Station
Tues 10th – Sat 28th September 2024
A new folk gig theatre show created by an award-winning creative team, crafted from real-life stories of seasoned and newly trained nurses.
Time: 7.30pm plus 1pm Matinees
Tickets:
Pay What You Feel (10th – 14th September) £15 - £3 (17th – 28th September)
Age: 14+

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Board Games Night 
Wednesday 18th September 2024
Roll the dice and shuffle the cards in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned strategist or a casual gamer, there's something for everyone at our Board Game Night.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: FREE (Donations Welcome)
Age: Suitable for ages 12+

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Theatre
Izaak Gledhill reacting to The Nurses’ Station 
Tues 17th – Thurs 19th September 2024
We have commisioned this fantastic artist to create a short reaction piece to our main programme show, The Nurses Station
Time: Straight after The Nurses' Station
Tickets: What You Feel (booking essential)
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Theatre
Showaoke LIVE on The D’Addario Stage
Thursday 3rd October
It's karaoke but instead of the pants background music you'll be accompanied by the musical magician, Jen Stevens.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: FREE (donations welcome)
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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 Theatre (comedy)
Nina Gilligan - Goldfish
Saturday 12th October 2024
Join multi award winner Nina Gilligan for her hilarious hour of stand up 'Goldfish'.
Time: 5pm & 9pm
Tickets: £3-£10
Age: Suitable for ages 18+

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Theatre
Big Strong Man
Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th October 2024
A hilarious and powerful show that explores Northern masculinity and society through interactive cabaret.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £3-£15
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Board Games Night 
Wednesday 16th October 2024
Roll the dice and shuffle the cards in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned strategist or a casual gamer, there's something for everyone at our Board Game Night.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: FREE (Donations Welcome)
Age: Suitable for ages 12+

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Theatre (Stand Up)
Laura Lexx: Slinky
Showing Thursday 17th October
Join multi award winning stand up star and viral sensation, Laura Lexx (Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Hypothetical, The Now Show) with her highly anticipated UK Tour, Slinky.
Time: Doors at 8pm with prompt start
Tickets: £15 with concessions available
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Theatre
Fixing
Tues 5th – Sat 23rd November 2024
Which is easier to fix; a 1954 Sunbeam Talbot, or a family relationship?
Time: 7:30pm plus Saturday Matinees (3pm on 9th, 1pm on 16th & 23rd)
Tickets:  
Pay What You Feel (5th – 9th November) £15 - £3 (12th – 23rd November)

Age: Suitable for ages 14+

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Theatre
Showaoke LIVE on The D’Addario Stage
Thursday 7th November
It's karaoke but instead of the pants background music you'll be accompanied by the musical magician, Jen Stevens.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: FREE (donations welcome)
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Family Disco
Saturday 9th November 2024
Relax and groove the afternoon away with your loved ones at our laid-back Family Disco event!
Time: 1pm
Tickets: £2 
Age: Family

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Bar
Board Games Night 
Wednesday 20th November 2024
Roll the dice and shuffle the cards in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned strategist or a casual gamer, there's something for everyone at our Board Game Night.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: FREE (Donations Welcome)
Age: Suitable for ages 12+

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Theatre
Showaoke LIVE on The D’Addario Stage
Friday 6th December
It's karaoke but instead of the pants background music you'll be accompanied by the musical magician, Jen Stevens.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: FREE (donations welcome)
Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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Bar
Family Disco
Saturday 7th December 2024
Relax and groove the afternoon away with your loved ones at our laid-back Family Disco event!
Time: 1pm
Tickets: £2 
Age: Family

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