Welcome to the Little Theatre, Cleadon

This well established, historical theatre lies hidden in the heart of Cleadon in South Tyneside. The Little Theatre has been hosting performances at its current base since the 1960s but its absence during the Covid 19 pandemic has been a miss for village life, as well as the performers who kept their skills honed with Zoom monologues and online plays during Lockdown.

The 72-seater venue including a bar serving a selection of beer and wines has recently had a dramatic makeover, with a new outdoor walkway, new heritage blue-coloured panelling, stage improvements from a new state of the art sound and lighting system, carpet and more.

Our non-professional group presents up to four major professional quality productions each year plus other lively theatrical and social events.

New members and visitors of all ages are always welcome with plenty of opportunity to get involved on-stage or backstage. If you are interested please ring: 0191-447-6700 / 07791 907941 or complete the form on the Contact Us page.

The Revlon Girl

Tuesday 16th May – Saturday 20th May 2023

The Revlon Girl by Neil Anthony Docking

Eight months after the Aberfan Disaster of 1966, in which 144 people were killed (116 of them children)a group of bereaved mothers meet weekly above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh without feeling guilty. At one of their previous meetings, the women looked at each other and admitted how much they felt they’d let themselves go. Afraid that people will think them frivolous, they’ve secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give them a talk on beauty tips.

This play goes through all emotions so expect to laugh and cry in equal measure

Event Details

Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:30PM

Click HERE to purchase tickets

The Haunting

Little Theatre – Cleadon, Tyne & Wear, SR6 7RH

Mon 20th February 2023 7:30PM

The Haunting By Hugh Janes and Charles Dickens

In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change both their lives.

When a young book dealer, David Filde, is employed by a former associate of his uncle to catalogue a private library, he finds an incredible array of rare and antiquated books. But as a series of strange and unexplained events conspires to keep Filde from his work, he realises that if he is to convince his sceptical employer that the mysterious phenomena he is experiencing are real, they must journey together to the very edge of terror, and beyond…

Event Details

Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:30PM

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The Studio – A comedy play for patrons night

1st and 2nd July 2022

This is a short play about people applying for a job in a radio station, however, some of the potential employees are not all they appear to be!!!!! The characters will have you rolling in your seats.

Patrons can book their complementary tickets by clicking the link below. You will need your patrons password to reserve tickets.

General tickets for non-patrons and guests of patrons will be available to book for £5.00 each from 9am on Monday 13th June.


This will be “cabaret style” seating so it’s a first come, first served basis.

Doing Shakespeare by Northern Comedy Theatre

Coming to the Little Theatre this October for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tickets on sale now.

Following a critically acclaimed London run, DOING SHAKESPEARE now goes on tour and will appear at The Little Theatre for one night only!
Six actors performing six different plays will do Shakespeare as Shakespeare has never been done before.

David Spicer’s hilariously mad Shakespearean mash-up will have you rolling in the aisles and the Bard turning in his grave.

‘A hilarious, farcical comedy of errors: Shakespeare meets Morecambe & Wise-style humour, with an energetic ensemble cast.’ – Everything Theatre

‘an amusing take, whether you think you know Shakespeare or not’ – Broadway World

‘a brilliant piece of comedy writing’ – No Sweat Shakespeare

‘an immensely entertaining 90 minutes’ – Theatre Things

‘A hit, a very palpable hit’ – 2nd From Bottom

‘I laughed and laughed’ – Reviewer Number 9

The production will star Steven Arnold who appeared in Coronation Street as Ashley Peacock for over 15-years. The Northern Comedy Theatre have won 6 OnComms and a special OneOff award from OffWestEnd along with the SCENESAVER Birthday Honours Award for BEST ENSEMBLE.
Doing Shakespeare has been nominated for an Off West End award for Best Costume Design.

Event Details

Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:30PM



Monday 25th to Saturday 30th April at 7.30pm

Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson

Mary, Catherine and Teresa are sisters who think they share a common past. A world of disputed bicycles, midnight ice-cream sodas, Mum’s cocktail dresses and perfumed advice – a seaside childhood punctuated by the odd monosyllable from Dad. But where does reality end and family myth begin? Why has war broken out in Mother’s bedroom – and why is Vi, so recently deceased, still with us?

Tickets available now – book early to avoid disappointment as tickets are selling fast!

Tickets £8.00

Please book online (preferred option) using the link below or call 07791 907941 (10.00am to 4.00pm weekdays only)


Press Release

The Little Theatre in Cleadon is getting ready to reopen

It may be one of the area’s smallest theatres, but Cleadon’s Little Theatre has unveiled a big new look as it brings performance back to the heart of the village.

Based just off Boldon Lane in Cleadon Village, The Little Theatre has been hosting performances at its current base since the 1960s. Its absence has been a miss for village life, as well as the performers who kept their skills honed with Zoom monologues and online plays during Lockdown.

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Welcome back to your re furbished Little Theatre

We are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Future Productions:

Memory of Water’ by Shelagh Stephenson

25th – 30th April 2022

[Unfortunately delayed from March dates due to Covid]

A quirky , witty drama.

Tickets will shortly be available via our online ticketing page on this website by clicking here.

Road Rage


We hope you get to see our latest online production “Road Rage” in July.

Click on the “Watch Live” tab above for a  promotional piece and photos which will whet your appetite for the full play.

It’s a thriller. You’ll never feel quite as safe driving on the roads once you’ve watched this!

Please note that the play contains some strong language which is integral to the plot.

Stay safe!

The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

This performance has been postponed due to the Coronavirus situation. It will be staged at a later date.

“A hostess in the West End ‘gentlemen’s clubs’, Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ is convicted of murder and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain. Ruth’s crime is re-examined in the light of the society she lived in and the experiences that led to her shooting her lover. Through the eyes of film noir Detective Inspector Gale – and the haunting voice of Billie Holiday – The Thrill of Love explores the enigma of Ruth Ellis: a woman whose short but explosive life still resonates.” – http://www.amandawhittington.com

2020 Thrill of Love NEW DATES A4

Farcicals by Alan Ayckbourn

Our next show will be Farcicals by Alan Ayckbourn and runs from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd November 2019.

“Teddy’s marriage to Lottie is going through a difficult period. Does he still love Lottie? Does Lottie still love him? Cue next door neighbours Penny and Reggie to the rescue. Penny weighing in to help Lottie and Reggie resolving to help his best friend to resist temptation. But with the arrival of the voluptuous Chloë all their best laid schemes are put to the test”

Tickets will be available to book online from 1st October.