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Live Theatre

Hospitality · United Kingdom · <25 Employees

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Who is Live Theatre

Live Theatre was founded on Tyneside in 1973 by Geoff Gillham, Val McLane and amongst others, actor Tim Healy. Its work has a strong regional identity and the company aims to attract new audiences for its accessible work and to its friendly and informal theatre space. 2013 marks Live Theatre's 40th anniversary year. Founded as a radical theatre company, taking plays to audiences in non-theatrical locations. The company took work that reflected contemporary working class life to clubs and pubs. Playwrights Tom Hadaway and later C.P Taylor provided plays that reflected working class life in the region, that could transcend its locale. Live Theatre then began to focus on the role of the writer and promoting new writing. With the aid of grants old almshouses and warehouses on Broad Chare, Newcastle Quayside were purchased in 1982/3 to turn into a theatre with a strongly social feel, with a bar in the corner. Alan Plater began to write for the company and a generation of young, local actors including Robson Green, Charlie Hardwick and Trevor Fox became associated with the company and the youth and education programmes became established. Redevelopments in 1997 and 2005 increased the size of the buildings, with social enterprises The Broad Chare pub opening in 2011 and The schoolhouse office complex due to open in 2013. It was from these beginnings that Live Theatre became a new writing producing theatre. Watch our history videos to find out more about Live Theatre's rich history.Read More



21 Dean St, London, Greater London, W1D 3NE, United Kingdom
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Frequently Asked Questions regarding Live Theatre

Where are Live Theatre’s headquarters?

Live Theatre’s headquarters are in 21 Dean St, London, Greater London, W1D 3NE, United Kingdom

What is Live Theatre’s official website?

Live Theatre’s official website is

How many employees are working in Live Theatre?

Live Theatre has <25 employees

What is Live Theatre’s industry?

Live Theatre is in the industry of: Hospitality, Performing Arts Theaters

Who are Live Theatre’s main competitors?

Live Theatre's main competitors are: California Repertory, Casa Mañana, Soho Theatre, Theatre Centre

What is Live Theatre's tech stack?

The technologies that are used by Live Theatre are: ASP.NET, Pantheon, Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), Issuu

Who is Live Theatre's CEO?

Live Theatre's CEO is Jack McNamara

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