What's on at Waterside

What's on?
Family Club Membership

Family Club Membership

SAT 1 SEPT 2018 - SAT 31 AUG 2019

Families are invited to join our fantastic Family Club for just £7.50 per family per year for a range of ...

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Writers Group

Writers Group

MON 18 MAR-

Led by poet Amy McCauley, these two hour creative writing workshops are open to all, and aim to facilitate new ...

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The Lindisfarne Story

The Lindisfarne Story

TUES 26 MARCH

Former Lindisfarne band members, Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell present a joyful, funny & emotional celebration of Tyneside's favourite band. ...

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WOKE

WOKE

THURS 28 MAR

The twin juggernauts of Hip-Hop and feminism are on a collision course. And Testament reckons he’s the guy to sort ...

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Kite

Kite

FRI 29 MAR

Stuck in her Grandma’s obsessively tidy flat, a recently orphaned girl discovers a kite which comes to life and takes ...

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Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

THU 4 APR

Breaking Ground is our showcase of four of the region’s emerging and innovative theatre-makers, companies & performers as they break ...

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Bouncers

Bouncers

THU 4 - SAT 6 APR

Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are back and telling the tales of a Yorkshire nightclub. Of lads and lasses, ...

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Animates Network

Animates Network

MON 8 APR

Come along to our first CIT Animators Meet-up - a new bi-monthly event, with guests speakers and opportunities for animators.

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Rigoletto

Rigoletto

THU 11- SAT 13 APR

Bare Boards Opera presents an intense chamber production of Giuseppi Verdi’s thrilling tragedy at the Waterside in an accessible and ...

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493 Square Miles

493 Square Miles

FRI 12 APR - SAT 11 MAY

Photographers Jake Aaron Howe, Adam Dickson and Chan-Yang Kim present a series of sensitive observations from the streets of Manchester.

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Sweet Debris

Sweet Debris

FRI 12 APR - SAT 6 JUL

While today we live in a world inundated with images, Sweet Debris explores how photography can still find new expression ...

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Unsung

Unsung

FRI 12 APR

Unsung explores the untold stories of four pioneering and inspirational female figures from our past, asking why they, and hundreds ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 13 APR

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 13 APR

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Peter Rabbit (2018)

Peter Rabbit (2018)

WED 17 APR

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

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Seaside Terror

Seaside Terror

THU 18 APR

Odd Doll take a trip to the seaside, where there find more than they bargained for. The only other inhabitant ...

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Patrick Monahan #Goals

Patrick Monahan #Goals

THU 18 APR

Multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe Favourite, performs brand new stand up show, #goals. We all have life goals, ...

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Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

FRI 19 - SAT 20 APR

After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage in 2019! Join us ...

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The Orange Peel

The Orange Peel

THURS 25 - FRI 26 APR

Two brothers and their partners. One dinner. Nothing off limits. From multi-award-winning TilThisNight, supported by Stephen Fry, comes a dark ...

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SAMT: Jekyll & Hyde

SAMT: Jekyll & Hyde

TUE 30 APR- SAT 4 MAY

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically ...

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SAME SAME DIFFERENT

SAME SAME DIFFERENT

FRI 10 MAY

SAME SAME DIFFERENT is a new verbatim play about adoption, identity and belonging, sharing stories gathered from adoptees living all ...

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Ballet Central

Ballet Central

SAT 11 MAY

This is a chance to see young dance graduates on the cusp of their professional careers perform a varied programme ...

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Heather Peace

Heather Peace

WED 15 MAY

Heather Peace is back on the road, playing six exclusive tour dates across the UK. The much anticipated tour will ...

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

WED 22 MAY

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 25 MAY

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

SAT 25 MAY

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 25 MAY

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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The Goose Who Flew

The Goose Who Flew

SUN 26 MAY

Goose loves the summer, playing with his family and friends, but soon it is time for him to fly south ...

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

SAT 1 JUN

Following a sell-out west End run, European Arts Company presents this brilliant dramatisation of the libel and criminal trials of ...

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Ruby Redfort

Ruby Redfort

SUN 2 JUN

When the world's greatest criminal masterminds target a supernatural statue, it's up to us and Ruby – maths genius, special ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 15 JUN

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 15 JUN

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

SUN 16 JUN

Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at granny’s. All she wants to do ...

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The Favourite (2018)

The Favourite (2018)

WED 19 JUN

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the ...

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The Haunting of Blaine Manor

The Haunting of Blaine Manor

FRI 21 JUN

England, 1953. Renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend ...

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Egg

Egg

SAT 22 JUN

What does it take to make a baby? An accident / right timing / a drunken night / right people ...

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Private Lives

Private Lives

SUN 23 JUN

Heartbreak Productions welcome you to L’Hotel Crevecoeur. May we please remind you to follow hotel rules (we have them for ...

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Another England

Another England

TUE 25 JUN

If we scratch below the surface of mainstream media, what stories of optimism and hope can we find? England 2024. ...

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Quadrophenia: The Album - Live!

Quadrophenia: The Album - Live!

THU 27 JUN

Backed with exciting, and sometimes heart-wrenching, large-screen projection of archival footage, the emotions, tension and raw power that the music ...

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The Flying Bath

The Flying Bath

SUN 30 JUN

When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting ...

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Animates Network

Animates Network

Mon 8 JUL

A new bi-monthly event, with guests speakers and opportunities for animators, featuring short talks, inspiration and insight from experts in ...

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A Star is Born (2018)

A Star is Born (2018)

WED 10 JUL

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward ...

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MathildaMathilda

MathildaMathilda

SUN 14 JUL

A story of connection, and of separation. A tale of two heads are better than one. Of sea-side towns, urban ...

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MYT Productions: Chicago

MYT Productions: Chicago

WED 31 JUL- SAT 3 AUG

Following on from GHOST, The Addams Family, A Chorus Line and 2018’s heart-wrenching and powerful production of PARADE, MYT Productions ...

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

TUE 27- WED 28 AUG

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on ...

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ComedySportz 4 Totz

ComedySportz 4 Totz

SAT 31 AUG

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 31 AUG

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Wilderland Film Festival

Wilderland Film Festival

TUE 8 OCT

Wilderland is a brand new film festival bringing important, breathtaking stories from the natural world to the big screen, made ...

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The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets

THU 31 OCT

After their sell out UK tour of 2017, the four Pitmen Poets return for their final tour in 2019, individually ...

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