Newcastle Theatre Royal has been voted the North East's Most Welcoming Theatre' for the third year in succession.
The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to honour achievement in regional theatre throughout the UK. Over 170 theatres of all sizes from across the country entered the award, which is voted for entirely by the public. Philip Bernays, Newcastle Theatre Royal Chief Executive, said: “To be the North East regional winner is just fantastic. We have an extremely hardworking team who always go that extra mile to make customers and visiting companies feel welcome and ensure they have a great experience at the theatre. It’s wonderful to be recognised for this and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has taken the time to vote for us.” Bill Midgley OBE, Chairman of Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust, said: “A huge thank you must be given to all the team at the theatre who always ensure a wonderful welcome is extended to every person who visits. To be named the North East’s Most Welcoming Theatre once again is a very richly deserved honour.” Julian Bird, Chief Executive at UK Theatre, added: “Theatres play a vital role in communities across the UK so it has been wonderful to see so many votes cast. The campaign brought together audiences, theatres, performers and producers and gave everyone the opportunity to celebrate their local venue.”