Join the Friends of Live Theatre


Friends, Good Friends and Best Friends make a regular contribution to help support our core work, and in return benefit from discounts and events throughout the year. See our current special offers and events available to Friends.


Upcoming 2-for-1 ticket offer dates

Friends can take advantage of 2-for-1 tickets on the following performance dates. One pair of tickets per Friend per production. Please visit Box Office or call (0191) 232 1232 to book.

The Savage by David Almond

  • Thursday 30 June, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 2 July, 2pm

Find out more about The Savage

Mobile presented by The Paper Birds

  • Wednesday 8 June: 5pm, 5.45pm, 6.30pm, 7.15pm, 8pm
  • Saturday 11 June: 12.15pm, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm, 5pm, 5.45pm, 6.30pm, 7.15pm, 8pm

Find out more about Mobile


Become a Friend

To join please complete and return to Live Theatre a Friends membership formFor more information about the benefits of becoming a Friend please call (0191) 269 3499 or email lizzy@live.org.uk

Friend From £5 per month

  • 2-for-1 tickets on selected shows*
  • 10% off drinks at the Atrium Bar
  • Free ticket exchanges*
  • Annual Friends reception
  • Annual Q&A event with Artistic Director and guests
  • Name on donor board and website

Good Friend
From £10 per month

All the Friends benefits plus:

  • Invitation to season launch events - usually two each year
  • Exclusive annual backstage event


Best Friend From £25 per month

All the Good Friend benefits plus:

  • Exclusive meet and greet reception 
  • Name in season brochures and selected playtexts


If being a friend isn’t for you, but you’d still like to get more out of your visits to Live Theatre, become a Member today.

Member £33 per year **

• 50% off cost of first single ticket purchased*
• 10% off tickets for selected shows *
• Tour of Live Theatre’s historic buildings - at least two alternative dates each year
• Annual Q&A event with Artistic Director and guests

*Redeemable in person at the box office or by telephone
** Annual payment only


A big thank you to our current Friends 

Friends play a vital role by supporting us to produce and present new plays and playwrights, and develop the literacy skills of children and young people aged 6-25.


Pat Allcorn
Wendy Barnfather
Lawrence Bryson
Robert and Jessica Chapman
Fidelma De Faoite
Keith Elliott
Bill Feaver
Edward Freeman
Jim Furlong
Rachel Gallagher
Moira Gray
Gael Henry
Bob and Ruth Heyman
Wendy and Roger Holland
Irene Hudson
Fiona MacCarthy
Caroline McDonald
Rosemary Newton
Christine and John North
Jean Ollerton
Sue Pethybridge
Judith Pryke
Max Roberts
David Robertson
Jean Scott
Mark and Jill Scrimshaw
Monica Shaw
Jo Shepherd
Caroline Sherlock
Lizzy Skingley
Sheila Spencer
Germaine Stanger
Sydney Stoker
Don Tennet
Sandra Wake
Roz Wyllie

Good Friends

Brian and Rosemary Allen
Anthony Atkinson
Jeff and Susan Brown
John Charlton
Chris Connel and Lucy Nichol
Ron Cook
Roger Crowther
Ruth Evans
Cathy Franklin
Ann Gittins
Melanie HIll
Philip Hooker
Fiona Hymers
Eileen Jones
Gloria Juniper
Nigel Kirkham
John Mason
Davey Nellist
Karen Percy
Michelle Percy
Tony Pryke
John Stokel-Walker
June Svenson
John Tomaney
David Walker
Angie Walton
Barbara Williams
Rob Williamson
Sue Wilson
Judith Wood-Archer
Steve Wootten

Best Friends

Noreen Bates
Jim Beirne
Michael and Pat Brown
Paul Callaghan and Dorothy Braithwaite
George Caulkin
Michael and Susan Chaplin
Sue and Simon Clugston
Helen Coyne
Chris Foy
Stephen Garbutt
Robson Green
Lee Hall
John Jordan
John Josephs
Annette Marlowe
Madelaine Newton
Elaine Orrick
Ian and Christine Shepherdson
Margaret and John Shipley
Shelagh Stephenson
Peter Straughan
Alan Tailford
Graeme and Aly Thompson
Paul and Julie Tomlinson
Nick and Melanie Tulip
Alison Walton
Kevin Whately
Lucy Winskell

plus those who choose to remain anonymous. 



For more information please contact Lizzy Skingley, Development Manager, on (0191) 269 3499 or lizzy@live.org.uk