Venues North is a network of venues from across the North of England who are committed to supporting artists to create new work. Our aim is to work together as venues to support new and emerging artists from the North to get their work more widely seen regionally, nationally and internationally.
By new work, we mean new theatre and performance, usually devised work or new writing, or work that explores the boundaries of theatrical form.
Venues North is not a closed network or an exclusive group of venues. It is open to any venue in the North that shares our commitment to supporting artists making new work.
The group was brought together and is chaired by ARC’s Chief Executive & Artistic Director, Annabel Turpin, and meets four times a year.
- COVID-19 Status Report – Download the latest April 2021 Report (previous reports can be found on our Resources page)
- Routes In: A Guide to Getting New Work Programmed in the North of England – Download the Routes In guide
- Annual Edinburgh festival guides for work made in the North – Find our past Edinburgh festival guides on our resources page.
Current members include:
Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle
Arts at the Mill CIC, Wigan/Halifax
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Centre for Live Art Yorkshire, Leeds
Creative Scene, Kirklees
Gala Theatre, Durham
Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Hull Truck Theatre
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
Local Theatre, Sheffield
Northern Stage, Newcastle
Oldham Coliseum, Oldham
Oldham Library Studio, Oldham
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield
Slung Low’s HUB, Leeds
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Sunderland Culture Company
The Civic, Barnsley
The Dukes, Lancaster
The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, Chorlton
The Lowry, Salford
The Octagon, University of Sheffield
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield
Theatre in the Mill, Bradford
Unity Theatre, Liverpool
University of Salford
Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax
York Theatre Royal
For more details please contact Annabel Turpin