About Alnwick Playhouse

Every day, we welcome hundreds of people from the local area through the front doors. They might be attending a performance, buying tickets, singing in the choir, playing in the concert band, performing in the youth theatre, participating in a schools visit, volunteering or simply meeting friends for lunch at the cafe.

Alnwick Playhouse has played a major role in the life of the town since 1925, and has been a vibrant arts centre since 1990. We welcome all ages, all audiences, professional and amateur performers and provide a home to our local community groups.

Part of every day life

Their destination is the common denominator, and our vision is for Alnwick Playhouse to continue to grow, and provide more opportunities for everyone to experience and engage with the arts, inspiring and entertaining generations to come.

Please help us to make this happen!

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Why is help needed?

Why is help needed?

Alnwick Playhouse is in urgent need of full renovation. Due to circumstances beyond our control, over the last 30 years the building has deteriorated to the point where, without investment, we faced closure.  Northumberland County Council are now investing over £2 million to bring the whole building back to life, replacing and repairing the building and its internal electrical and heating systems.

Whilst we are closed to do this work, Alnwick Playhouse has a one-off opportunity to re-model and design our own newly extended space within the building. We are making a commitment to raise £800,000 so that this well-loved arts centre can continue for future generations.

What will change?

What will change?

We have listened to our customer feedback and are installing new spacious seating throughout the auditorium. We are gaining a studio and workshop space, a new downstairs café/restaurant and a refurbished upstairs bar as well as extensive backstage improvements.

Each of these changes will make it more easy and comfortable to visit, perform, work and volunteer at the Playhouse.

Every donation, large or small, will help us reach our target . Please help by making a donation