Jobs & Opportunities



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We do not currently have any vacancies at Live Theatre. Details of any future opportunities will be added to this page.




Writer Opportunities

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10 Minutes to... Make a Memory 

In an adrenalin-fuelled weekend five playwrights and directors will create 10 minute plays responding to the theme Make a Memory. This theme was picked at our Live Lab relaunch event in January 2015 by audience members.  


Writers are invited to submit 10 minute plays to our Literary Team that respond to the theme Make a Memory. Out of the submissions received, five plays will be selected for inclusion in the June edition of 10 Minutes to... which takes place on Sunday 7 June at 8pm in our Main Theatre. 

The choosen writers will be matched with five directors at a speed-dating event in May. Writers and directors will then work together to complete the piece, cast it and be ready for an intensive rehearsal weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June with a public off-book performance on the evening of Sunday 7 June.

Submission guidelines

• Plays must be no longer than 10 minutes 
• No more than 4 characters 
• Be able to be performed with minimal staging and technical support

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 30 April at 10am. The speed-dating event will take place in w/c Monday 11 May. Writers will need to be available for this event in order to take part.  

Email your 10 Minutes to... submissions to our Creative Producer Graeme Thompson: graeme@live.org.uk



Property and Development Opportunities

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63 Quayside

The former Flynn’s Bar, 63 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, is on the market as an opportunity for a prime river frontage leisure, retail or office opportunity, marketed by Knight Frank and Buckley Burnett Limted.

The site offers 2,615 sq ft over five floors. “It is at the very heart of the renaissance of Newcastle Quayside,” says Patrick Matheson, partner at Knight Frank. “Live Theatre is looking for a high quality operator for this well-known address to complement the Live Works office development and its high quality operations that are already present in this stunning location”

The Grade II listed premises are offered to lease at £45,000 per annum as a shell or alternatively Live Theatre would consider a joint venture approach. “The Quayside has gone through a fantastic renaissance with a number of high quality bars, restaurants and cafes opening and there is now once again a real buzz and vitality in what is a very special location. Flynn’s offers a superb opportunity with prime river frontage and we are already seeing a great level of interest in this building,” adds Mr. Matheson.

Work is underway on Live Theatre’s prestigious, Flanagan Lawrence designed, Live Works development which is directly adjacent to Flynn’s and is the first new speculative office scheme to start on Newcastle’s Quayside for over seven years. The office development which will be ready to occupy in September this year, is also being marketed by Knight Frank and is part of £10m development by Live Theatre also creating a public park, performance space and children and young people's writing centre.

Contact Knight Frank on (0191) 221 2211 for inquiries and see www.liveworks.org.uk for more details on Live Works.