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For the safety of all our audiences and staff, as a condition of entry we require you to wear a face mask whilst you are in the building (unless you are exempt).

Your Safety

We have been granted the use of Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s See it Safely mark; this certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences.

COVID-19 Booking Information 

How to Book: Book online or call 0191 232 7010. Phone sales are open Mon – Sat 10am to 8pm (on weeks with no performances, opening times are Mon – Fri 10am to 6pm).

Christmas Counter Sales

Mon-Sat, 1pm-5.30pm and 1 hour before a performance.

Mobile Ticketing: Your tickets will be an email with a QR code. There is no additional charge for this and tickets do not need to be printed; simply present your phone to show the email to our staff when you arrive. Mobile tickets will be emailed separately after your order confirmation. For all rescheduled shows, we will issue mobile tickets four days before the performance.

Book with Confidence, Exchange with Ease – COVID-19: If you or a member of your party are displaying COVID-19 symptoms or are required to self-isolate, you must not attend the theatre and all tickets in your booking will be exchanged or a credit note issued up to 24 hours prior to the performance. Please contact the Box Office on 0191 232 7010.

Cancelled Performances due to COVID-19: In the event that live performances are not permitted to go ahead because of local or national Government restrictions, customers will be offered to transfer their tickets to a rescheduled performance where possible or offered a credit note or full refund.

COVID-19 About Your Visit

For the safety of all our audiences and staff, as a condition of entry we require you to wear a face mask whilst you are in the building (unless you are exempt). These may be removed for the consumption of food and drink.

No social distancing for shows: There will be no social distancing from Mon 19 July. Please check the relevant show pages for any performances scheduled before this date for further information.

Test and Trace: We are operating in accordance with current Government guidance regarding customers entering our building. We recommend that you check in to the venue and the NHS QR code will be displayed for you to scan using the NHS COVID-19 app.

Enhanced safety measures: To protect our staff, performers and audiences we have put a number of enhanced safety measures in place including high levels of cleaning throughout the building, perspex screens at all counter sales points and we encourage the continued use of twice-weekly lateral flow tests.

Payment: We are now a cashless operation and no longer accept cash for any products. All sales points are equipped with contactless payment facilities, and we also accept Apple and Google pay.

Changes to COVID-19 restrictions: We keep our COVID-19 Secure measures under review and will update our procedures in line with any new guidance or requirement issued by local or central government.


We will send you a pre-show email a few days ahead of your visit to remind you of the latest guidance; please also check our website for further details and information. All information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change in response to Government guidelines. We look forward to seeing you.

A view looking out towards an empty theatre auditorium from the stage