We are pleased to be returning with COMMUNITY: Newcastle Poetry Festival 2023, a hybrid of in-person and live-streamed events taking place at Northern Stage.

We have kept the pandemic in mind while planning the Festival and take the risks of curating live events seriously. All events are taking place in Stage 2 of Northern Stage, where there will be space to social-distance. We also encourage the use of masks in crowded spaces. Northern Stage also has these guidelines for welcoming back audience members safely:

We extend our thoughts to those who are shielding and those who are not able to attend in-person events at this time. In addition to in-person tickets and passes, we also offer a range of digital options to attend the Festival. We hope our audiences will return in-person and digitally, and look forward to welcoming you to the Festival in May!