Alphabetti Theatre is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and was created by Ali Pritchard. We create, produce, and programme new, original work from emerging artists across the performing arts, championing work in Music, Theatre, Comedy and Poetry.
We strive to make theatre that is relatable and accessible to all, and are constantly looking for new ways to challenge ourselves, physically, mentally and conceptually – we believe that by challenging ourselves we inevitably challenge the audience, creating engaging and original experiences.
We house a flexible 75 seater or 150 standing performance space, a café / bar (open 5pm – 11pm Tuesday to Thursday and 5pm to midnight Friday and Saturday), a bookshop, a rehearsal space, a prop and costume workshop/store and artist studios.
Alphabetti was not opened for business, money, or personal gain but for the necessity of a fringe venue in Newcastle and the North East, ensuring the development and improvement of the ecology of the performing arts in the region.
We receive the occasional Grant for the Arts from the Arts Council and other charitable organisations however the majority of our income to keep us running comes from our bar, so when you visit us make sure you sample our fine offerings!
We have a number of opportunities to get involved in such as performing in the space for theatre companies, writers, directors, poets, comedians and musicians.