Reimagining the audience relationship


June 27, 2024


6:00 pm


The Common Room, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Join us for the third of our Creatively Centred events, a series of lively discussions and expert lectures by Creative Central NCL and friends

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In partnership with GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre, we present Performance and its Audiences – reimagining the relationship.

Join us at The Common Room with Kate Craddock and Helen Freshwater to celebrate their recent publication, Theatre and its Audiences: Reimagining the Relationship in Times of Crisis (Bloomsbury 2024), for a conversation about the shifting nature of audience experience in times of change and crisis. 

Taking some of the key ideas raised in their book as a springboard for conversation, this event will be an opportunity to share perspectives and insights from across sectors.

Following the book launch and discussion, we present a performance of A Citizens’ Assembly by Andy Smith.

Kate Craddock is the Founder and Festival Director of GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre.

Helen Freshwater is Reader in Theatre and Performance at Newcastle University.

Andy Smith is a theatremaker based in Lancaster, and Lecturer in Theatre Practice at the University of Manchester.

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