Live Theatre

The redevelopment of the Grade II* listed Live Theatre on Newcastle’s quayside was a very demanding and challenging project involving the combination of the existing theatre with the adjacent, Grade II listed former Maritime Museum, complete refurbishment of the existing space, creation of a new bar and restaurant and adherence to conservation area requirements.  Our team were able to exceed expectations on the project, creating a RICS award winning four storey building that fuses the old and new, providing the theatre with a double height rehearsal room, studio theatre to complement the main theatre, writers rooms, art gallery and additional administrative space.

Closed for the duration of the works, Live Theatre’s reopening was marked by celebrated Newcastle playwright and theatre alumnus Lee Hall’s new play; The Pitmen Painters, which went on to a run in the West End, a national tour and Broadway and demonstrates the calibre of talent this important facility develops.