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Elevator Festival

Elevator is an annual festival of amazing new theatre drawn from some of the most exciting new theatre talent from the North East and beyond, that takes place each spring at Live Theatre. March 2020 marks the fifth year of Elevator Festival and since 2014 we have launched 25 brand new plays, worked with 17 Associate Artists and awarded 16 Bursaries.

Brand new theatre productions are put centre stage alongside participatory events, including workshops and discussions. See emerging work at the earliest stages of its development, help shape its future and join in conversations with leading theatre-makers from across the UK.

‘New fresh theatre shouts its brilliance in this annual festival that combines performances with workshops.’   Your Local Top 10, Metro Newspaper

‘Newcastle’s Live Theatre continue to put emerging theatre makers at the heart of their programming…. For anyone with an interest in new and exciting theatre, Elevator Festival provides a fantastic week of education and entertainment.’  Narc magazine

To see what's on at the 2020 Elevator Festival click here.

Elevator Festival 2020 Vox Pops

Elevator Festival 2020 Leaflet

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