Jordan Mann

Live Theatre's exciting new Quayside development

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live theatre live works new land newcastle quaysideBuilding work will shortly start on a new Quayside development set to fill one of the few remaining gaps on Newcastle’s Quayside.

LiveWorks by Live Theatre purchased the land on the Quayside and the buildings adjacent to the theatre back in February, and plan to spend £10 million on the development. The development includes a new public park, performance space, and children and young people’s writing centre and a commercial office building.

Live Theatre’s Chief Executive Jim Bernie and Stephen Gilmartin of Flanagan Lawrence Architects will share the design plans and how they will benefit Live Theatre in the future at a public talk at 6pm on Thursday 4 September. For those that go along, there will be a chance to ask questions after the presentation.

The proposals were praised by Newcastle City Council for the development’s urban benefits of providing a new public realm, children’s writing centre and outdoor performance space. Jason Flanagan, of Flanagan Lawrence architects said: “LiveWorks provides us as architects with a remarkable opportunity: to create a new public park and outdoor performance space for Live Theatre and a children and young people’s writing centre”.

“The public park is framed by historic Georgian alms houses and Quayside warehouses. The new building inserted into Newcastle Quayside links the Quayside and the public park by maintaining and widening public access through Trinity Chare. The new office building with its sandstone facade on the Quayside completes the gap in the river frontage which has been empty for a century.”


The LiveWorks public talk takes place at Live Theatre on Thursday 4 September. 6pm. Admission is free, but booking is required.