Revised programme of plays for 2022

Due to the ongoing impacts of Covid-19, we have decided to spread out our advertised programme of plays for 2022. Details of the productions affected are listed below. This precautionary measure is being taken in the best interests of our patrons and our members.

Productions affected:

  • And a Nightingale Sang - new dates 21 to 26 March

  • Breaking the Code - new dates 6 to 11 June

  • The Wasp - new dates 5 to 10 September

  • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - new dates 7 to 12 November

  • Patrons who have already made online bookings will be contacted automatically.

    Any queries should be emailed, with a contact phone number for a callback.

    The Progressive Players apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

    What's On

    17 - 22 January 2022
    21 - 26 March 2022

    Show opens in:

    6 - 11 June 2022

    Welcoming you back safely

    We want everyone to feel safe when coming back to our theatre.  It’s very difficult in some areas within the theatre to be socially distanced.  We want to welcome patrons back and to take away some of the worry and anxiety from your visit. Here is some guidance to help:

  • The theatre will be open from 6.30pm each night of the play, so you have time to get settled into your seat prior to the 7.15pm start.

  • When entering the theatre, please use the hand sanitisers available.

  • To comply with the latest Government legislation due to the Omicron variant, from Friday 10 December it is mandatory for all patrons to wear a face mask at all times when in the theatre, except when eating and drinking. Exemptions apply for children under 11 and for anyone with a health condition which means they cannot wear a face covering. An NHS Covid-19 Pass is NOT required for our venue.

  • Socially distance and avoid close contact/crowding where possible.

  • We will ventilate rooms where possible.

  • If you have symptoms including a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a change in your sense of taste or smell, you should not come to the theatre.

    Do not come into the theatre if you are isolating or awaiting the results of a PCR test.

    If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and you were at the theatre up to 48 hours before, please contact the Box Office:

    e-mail -

    telephone - 0191 478 1499

    Our box office team and front of house stewards will be wearing visors to ensure safety and ease with communication.  We will ensure all our fire doors are open at the end of the performance to help with exiting the theatre.

    This is our current guidance but it may be updated and amended subject to local and Government information.

    Booking Tickets

    Tickets can be purchased in person and over the phone via our Box Office or online*

    Box Office is staffed pre-play week Monday to Friday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm - please feel free to come into the theatre or call us during these hours.

    An answerphone service is available when Box Office is closed.

    Call: 0191 4781499 or BOOK ONLINE at anytime.




    All performances commence at 7:15PM unless otherwise stated.


    Full Price
    Concessions †


    New season tickets are no longer available - patrons who currently have season tickets will be able to renew them in January 2022.


    Groups of 12 or more
    Full Price
    Concessions †

    [*] Booking fee applies to online ticket purchases
    [†] Concessions: over 60 / in full time education


    My Brilliant Divorce 17th - 22nd January 2022 - 7:15 PM
    And a Nightingale Sang 21st - 26th March 2022 - 7:15 PM
    Breaking the Code 6th - 11th June 2022 - 7:15 PM

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    Little Theatre Gateshead
    1-4 Saltwell View
    Tyne & Wear
    NE8 4JS

    Phone: 0191 4781499
    Box Office Email: boxoffice@progressive
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    Box Office opening hours: Mon-Fri before play week: 6:30 PM - 8 PM

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