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Let’s Be Friends

When you become a Friend, Good Friend or Best Friend of Live Theatre, you join an exclusive group of Live Theatre supporters, who are passionate about our theatre and ensuring that we can continue to commission new writers, support and nurture future generations of talented young writers and performers, and provide free arts programmes to children.

As a member of our Friends programme, you receive exclusive benefits, including:

•*NEW* VIP season launch reception for you and a guest. You’ll be the first to hear about what’s coming up in the new season and hear from the creative team about programming the season.

•*NEW* Exclusive early booking period. You’ll jump the queue and be able to book your tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

• 2 invitations per season to pre-show drinks receptions in the Undercroft for selected Live Theatre productions for Friends, 3 per season for Good Friends and Best Friends

• Behind the scenes tours and artist chats (Exclusive to Good Friends and Best Friends)

• 2-for-1 tickets on selected shows

• 10% off drinks at the Atrium Bar

• Free ticket exchanges

You can see an outline of the three tiers of Friends membership and a list of our Friends below. For more information about the benefits of becoming a Friend please call (0191) 269 3499 or click a link.

Donation standing order form

If you would like to become a Friend, Good Friend or Best Friend of Live Theatre with a monthly donation to Live Theatre, you can download and print the Standing Order form below. You can mail it back to us by Freepost: RLYG-H2HR-KTBC or you can drop off your form at our Box Office.

If you are setting up a standing order via your online banking, please include a reference which includes your surname and ‘Friends’. If you are new to our Friends Scheme, please drop us an email and we’ll be in touch about Membership Benefits and Upcoming Events.

Live Theatre standing order form

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 website

Become a Friend

Good Friend from £10 per month

All the Friends benefits plus:
• Invitation to season launch events – usually two each year
• Exclusive annual backstage event

Become A Good Friend

Best Friend from £25 per month

All the Good Friend benefits plus:
• Exclusive annual meet and greet reception 
• Name in season brochures and selected playtexts

Become a Best Friend

A big thank you to our current Friends 

Thank you to our Friends, Good Friends and Best Friends:

Best Friends
Anthony Atkinson
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
David and Gitta Faulkner
Chris Foy
Robson Green
John Josephs
Margaret and John Shipley
Shelagh Stephenson
Alan Tailford
Graeme and Aly Thompson
Paul and Julie Tomlinson
Lucy Winskell

Good Friends
Brian and Rosemary Allen
Noreen Bates
Jeff and Susan Brown
John Charlton
Alex Collerton
Ron Cook
Ruth Evans
Melanie Hill
Eileen Jones
John Jordon
Gloria Juniper
Nigel Kirkham
Davey Nellist
Chris Connel and Lucy Nichol
Elaine Orrick
Michelle Percy
Tony Pryke
Phil Skingley
John Stokel-Walker
June Svenson
John Tomaney
Nick and Melanie Tulip
David Walker
Jennifer Wallace
Angie Walton
Barbara Williams
Rob Williamson
Sue Wilson
Steve Wootten

Pat Allcorn
Wendy Barnfather
Jan Bostock
Lawrence Bryson
Robert and Jessica Chapman
Sally-Anne Cooper
Suky Drummond
Keith Elliott
Bill Feaver
Rachel Gallagher
Ann Gittins
Moira Gray
Gael Henry
Bob and Ruth Heyman
Wendy and Roger Holland
Irene Hudson
Fiona MacCarthy
John Mason
Rosemary Newton
Christine and John North
Jean Ollerton
Philomena O’Malley
Sue Pethybridge
Judith Pryke
Max Roberts
David Robertson
Jean Scott
Mark and Jill Scrimshaw
Rosalind and Alan Share
Monica Shaw
Jo Shepherd
Caroline Sherlock
Sheila Spencer
Sydney Stoker
Don Tennet
Sandra Wake
Frances Walker
Sue Ward

Plus those who choose to remain anonymous

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