Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

Alnwick Playhouse
Requests that masks be worn, operates Test and Trace, runs at 50% capacity and accepts card/contactless payments only.

The Phoenix, Blyth
Strongly recommends masks.

The Maltings, Berwick
Remains closed until September.

Queen’s Hall, Hexham
Currently closed.

Theatre Royal Newcastle
Requires masks to be worn.

Live Theatre
Closed until September. Currently conducting an online survey to find out audience's preferences.

Northern Stage
Reopening on 25th August with 50% capacity with a number of permanently socially distanced performances across the season. Strongly recommend wearing a mask. Hand sanitising stations. On seat ordering to reduce queuing at the bar. New Northern Stage at Home programme allows watching shows online.

Maintaining all the previously mandated precautions: masks, one-way system, social distancing / limited capacity, table service only in the bar. All shows will also be streamed.

Tyne Theatre and Opera House
Strongly recommends masks, social distancing while queuing at the bar, keep left when moving around the theatre, temperature check on arrival.

Gosforth Civic Theatre
Encourages masks, operates a one-way system, provides hand sanitising, table service only in the café, limited capacity and 1m+ social distancing.

Dance City
No guidance offered.

The Exchange, North Shields
No guidance offered.

Playhouse Whitley Bay
Strongly encourages masks. Test and Trace.

Sunderland Empire
Opens in September and recommends masks. In-seat ordering for drinks. Cashless payments. Proof of COVID status required (NHS COVID Pass, negative Lateral Flow Test, proof of natural immunity)

Arts Centre Washington
No guidance offered.

The Customs House, South Shields
Requires masks, socially distanced seating, hand sanitisers at entry and exit points, cashless payments, one-way system.