The Alnwick District Playhouse Trust

The Alnwick District Playhouse Trust

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  • Arts

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The Alnwick Playhouse benefits the general public/mankind through the provision of arts and culture, education and training and the provision of food and beverages.  We provide a building, open spaces, facilities and services to achieve these aims and objectives. 

Our programme is diverse and exciting and offers a mix of professional and non-professional companies.  We present high quality theatre, dance and music from some of the country’s leading professionals, whilst also supporting local, home grown talent.  We also screen a film programme with live broadcast Streamings.  We have an active Youth Theatre, Playhouse Choir and Band.  We also positively engage with volunteers to deliver our aims and objectives.

In a broadly rural area it is vital people have access to the arts locally and a place to meet, socialise and participate in classes and groups.


The charity's objects and its principal activity continues to be that of the promotion of all aspects of artistic activities throughout the district of Alnwick. This is achieved through a broad programme of theatre, dance, music, film and exhibitions at the Playhouse itself, and an outreach programme that seeks to reach all corners of the rural community.

The culture of the Alnwick Playhouse is one of welcoming its community and visitors to join together to enjoy the Arts and to socialise in its café and bar.  

Volunteers help us to welcome, support and engage with our patrons and visitors at each performance; providing a friendly, local and personal welcome to our venue.  Volunteers help staff in making each patron feel comfortable and safe in the event of an emergency.  Our volunteers represent the local community who are interested in the arts and film.  Volunteers help us achieve our purpose – which is to be a thriving and successful artistic cultural and community venue. To be a hub to support local artists both professional and amateur with performance space and resources. 

We have a robust, non-discriminatory volunteer registration and induction process that should help all our volunteers feel confident and supported in their role.  We have a dedicated Volunteer Manager to provide continued support.


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