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People's Theatre

Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF
0191 2655020

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Blackadder II
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Join us in Elizabethan England where scheming Lord Edmund Blackadder exploits his withering wit and cowardly cunning to seek his fortune at court.

As ever, his ambitions are hampered by his idiotic sidekicks, the eccentric Queenie and crafty Lord Melchett.

A trio of the very best and funniest episodes from Curtis and Elton’s second series of their BBC comedy.

As we ease out of restrictions, we know that everyone will be going at a different pace. To help you return to the People’s confidently, we have the option of a socially-distanced performance on Tuesday 5th.

In booking for this socially-distanced performance you agree to adhere to our social-distancing measures, including wearing a mask at all times when in the building. This includes during the performance (unless you are exempt).

The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated Sherlock Holmes case gets a gloriously funny makeover!

With his faithful sidekick Dr Watson in tow, the great detective finds himself up against an ancient family curse as a spectral hound seemingly runs amok on Dartmoor.

A fun-packed romp full of quickfire gags, red herrings, disguises and twists!


This stage version of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, was first performed by Peepolykus at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, in 2007.

This amateur production of The Hound of the Baskervilles is performed by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

To help audiences return with confidence, there is a socially-distanced performance available on Tuesday 26 October 2021.

Sleeping Beauty by Tom Whalley
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Rise and shine - the People’s Panto is back with another magical adventure!

Can anyone break the wicked Carabosse’s curse and rescue Sleeping Beauty from her enchanted slumber?

Join us to find out in what promises to be a fun-filled romp through Pantoland!

Don’t snooze and make sure you book your seat for the hottest ticket in Heaton!


Please note that the nearest Metro stations (Jesmond and Chillingham Road) are both more than a mile away and the buses which pass the People's do not pass these stations.

By Bus: The following buses pass the People’s Theatre, stopping outside or opposite The Corner House pub - 38 (Whickham View to Freeman Hospital), 58 (Heworth to Hadrian Park), 16 (City to 4 Lane Ends), 18 (Wallsend to Forest Hall)

From the Haymarket Interchange, City Centre: 52, 306, 308, 309, 310

From the Coast: 75, 76, 306, 308 and 309


Theatre car parks are on both sides of the theatre and can only be approached from the city-bound carriageway of the Coast Road (A1058). If you are coming out of the city use the Chillingham Road roundabout to turn back down onto the Coast Road.

There is limited parking at the Theatre. Should it be necessary to park elsewhere, please DO NOT PARK on Beatrice Road, Holderness Road or in the Corner House car park as fines may apply. Please leave enough time to find a parking space, and park responsibly with consideration for local residents.


The Foyer Bar is open on performance nights from an hour before the play starts. Interval drinks can be pre-ordered on the night before the performance.

Access Info

There is step-free access to the foyer bar, the Studio Theatre and the Main Auditorium.

There are up to five spaces within our Main Auditorium assigned for audience members using a wheelchair. Advance booking is advised, and these spaces can be booked by telephoning the Box Office.

The Studio Theatre has flexible seating which changes from play to play. Audience members requiring a wheelchair space for a Studio Theatre production, please telephone the Box Office and this can be booked in. Advance booking is advised.

There is an accessible toilet in the foyer.

Please visit for full access information.

The People's Theatre is the leading non-professional theatre company in the North of England and one of the largest and oldest established in the country.

The People's stages up to fourteen productions a year in their 500-seat main auditorium and in their flexible studio space. The People's Theatre recently completed a £1.6 million redevelopment project which transformed the frontage, foyer and bar and allowed them to build the new Studio Theatre. The venue is now fully accessible for wheelchair and mobility restricted users.

As a genuine community theatre, the People's Theatre is able to give people from all walks of life the experience of participating in all aspects of theatre.

Every show they do is produced entirely by their members - on stage, backstage and front of house. The Theatre takes great pride in working to professional standards and many members have gone on work in the professional theatre. For enquiries on how to join the People's, please visit

In addition to plays, their Foyer Gallery displays a range of exhibitions by established and emerging artists and is supported by the Biscuit Factory.

The People's Theatre Box Office is currently open in the daytime only, weekdays 10.30am-1pm.

Theatre Tokens can be used to buy tickets for People's Theatre produced shows only, not one-off events or Visiting Companies.

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