Live Theatre’s volunteers are an incredible group of people who give a wealth of energy and enthusiasm to the work of the theatre. Volunteer roles are varied and available in Live Tales, our children and young people’s writing centre, and in other areas of Live Theatre’s work. They include supporting and encouraging children and young people to write, illustrating their stories, or leading tours of our buildings.
All volunteers receive ongoing training and support, a programme of social events and some discounts at Live Theatre.
There are Volunteering opportunities at Live Theatre projects in Newcastle, and at The Fire Station, Sunderland.
Sessions run for 3hrs (2hr workshop with 30 min brief before and 30mins debrief after), and are held during term time.
Tuesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm & 12.30pm - 3.30pm, The Fire Station, Sunderland
Wednesday 9.00am -12.30pm, Live Tales, Newcastle
Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm, The Fire Station, Sunderland,
Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm & 12.30pm - 3.30pm, Live Tales, Newcastle
Fridays 9.30am - 12.30pm, Live Tales, Newcastle
Live Tales Volunteer Film
Volunteers must be over 18 and full training and support is provided. The commitment is flexible, and you can do more or less as necessary to fit in with your life.
All prospective volunteers are subject to reference and DBS checks as part of Live Tales’ child protection policy.
To join Live Theatre's thriving group of volunteers, download the form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or return to Live Theatre in person or by post to
Live Tales, Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQLive Tales Volunteer Form.docx
'My volunteer work for Live Tales was major part of my being offered a place on the Children’s Book Illustration MA.'Volunteer
'Connects any adult who has an interest in creative writing with the magic that is the child’s creative imagination.'Volunteer
'I feel fortunate to be part of the children’s inspiring adventure.'Volunteer