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Drinking & Dining

Live Theatre Bar

Looking for somewhere to enjoy a leisurely drink before or after performance?  Look no further than Live Theatre’s Bar and Undercroft, from which you can also order drinks and ice creams for the interval. You can also take drinks from our bar into the theatre. (Please note - our bar only takes cash payments.)

If you choose one of our nearby partner bars and restaurants, and your custom will help to support the work of Live Theatre.

The Broad Chare

The Broad Chare is a proper pub, serving great beer and fantastic food. Awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for seven years running, The Broad Chare is the only pub in the city to feature in the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide 2017. A unique partnership between Live Theatre and 21 Hospitality Group, a proportion of the pub’s revenue is invested back into our work, so every penny you spend helps us to keep making work and supporting artists.

For more information visit or to make a reservation call (0191) 211 2144.

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Caffè Vivo

For a tasty pre-theatre Italian supper, Caffè Vivo is situated next door to Live Theatre and serves authentic Italian food cooked with panache and passion. Before a show, relax and enjoy the Pre-Theatre offer, available Tuesday to Friday 12-10pm and Saturday 12-7pm. 2 Courses £17.50, 3 Courses £20.50.

For more information visit or to make a reservation call (0191) 232 1331.

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Head of Steam Quayside

The Head of Steam, a lovingly refurbished pub, offers a great range of craft, local cask and world beers, ciders and wines, along with great cuisine, including a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options. A proportion of its revenue is also invested back into the work of Live Theatre.

For more information see or call (0191) 261 7385.

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund


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