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.

Publications include:

Current members include:

Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle
ARC Stockton
Arts at the Mill CIC, Wigan/Halifax
Bolton Octagon
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Carriageworks, Leeds
Cast, Doncaster
Centre for Live Art Yorkshire, Leeds
Contact, Manchester
Creative Scene, Kirklees
Gala Theatre, Durham
Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Harrogate Theatre
HOME, Manchester
Hull Truck Theatre
Interplay, Leeds
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Leeds Playhouse
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
Waterside, Sale
York Theatre Royal
Z-arts, Manchester

For more details please contact Annabel Turpin