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Whilst 2020 was a challenging year,  we tried to find positive ways to enhance and grow our theatre industry here in Newcastle. 


In June, in the middle of COVID we took ownership of a warehouse that we converted into something very special. 


A brand new home for The Very Popular Theatre Company. 


In the heart of eclectic and gentrifying Islington, our new venue will be joining a host of popular Newcastle destinations while adding a significant entertainment facility to the cultural fabric of our region.


This world class facility has plenty of room for us to grow and will allow many more exciting ventures into the future. The facility consists of three large studios for us to run workshops and to rehearse all of our major productions and events, a new foyer space including a laptop workstation, iphone charging stations and a gallery installation featuring significant events from throughout Very Popular Theatre Company history. The facility also has a shop where you can come and browse a huge range of play scripts and piano/vocal books from your favourite musicals. It’s also a great spot to pick up some Very Pop merch and gifts.


We owe thanks to many people who donated their time to help us with this major renovation conversion. Those people are Kayla Crowe, Jason Taylor, Max Schroder, Gavin Pickles, Beau Starkey, James Tolhurst, Phillip and Janelle Stoddart, Paul and Cheryl Meredith....and a huge thank you to Jacob Harwood who played many parts to see this vision come alive. 

We’d like to thank the following businesses and people who have supported us:


  • JH Productions

  • T-LEX Electrical

  • Nova Cut Concrete

  • Mark Chill Bricklaying

  • Charlotte De Wit

  • Lara Savage

  • Big Boys Glass and Aluminium

  • Dallas the Painter

  • Newcastle Polished Concrete

  • Nova Electrical

  • Tom Duff Plastering

We look forward to welcoming you to this brand new arts facility very soon.

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