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.




Fun Palaces Opportunities

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Fun Palaces 2015

Live Theatre’s new outdoor performance area created as part of the Live Works development will be part of Fun Palaces 2015, a free, nationwide celebration of arts, culture and sciences taking place over the first weekend of October. We’re looking for suggestions for ideas for making the best use of our new space.

Fun Palaces celebrates the vision created by Joan Littlewood for spaces linking arts and sciences, entertainment and education, a campaign of culture at the heart of all of human life, based on these principles:

• Fun Palaces are free

• Fun Palaces are local, with community involvement, engagement and participation at heart

• Fun Palaces are innovative, finding new ways to bring the arts, culture and sciences together

• Fun Palaces are transformative, intending to transform the place/spaces where they happen: they transform the makers and the participants

• Fun Palaces are engaging. They are about participation.

If you think you or a group you work with would like to be involved with Live Theatre’s Fun Palace 2015, please contact Gez Casey, Live Theatre’s Literary Manager gez@live.org.uk for more details.



Writers Opportunities 

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10 Minutes to... Light the Fuse

In an adrenalin-fuelled weekend five playwrights and directors will create 10 minute plays responding to the theme Light the Fuse.


Writers are invited to submit 10 minute plays to our Literary Team that respond to the theme Light the Fuse. Out of the submissions received, five plays will be selected for inclusion in the November edition of 10 Minutes to... which takes place on Sunday 1 November at 8pm in our Main Theatre. 

The chosen writers will be matched with five directors. Writers and directors will then work together to complete the piece, cast it and be ready for an intensive rehearsal weekend on Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November.

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 Monday 21 September at 10am.

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.