WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Gosforth Civic Theatre is an arts venue and café in Gosforth which opened in Autumn 2016, and is home to, and run by, Liberdade Community Development Trust. Liberdade, founded in 2003, is a charity which gives people with learning disabilities the opportunity to belong, work and get involved in the arts and their community.
We have created a truly inclusive venue at the heart of the community that aims to break down misconceptions of learning disabilities by being a space where everyone is welcome to enjoy our café, get involved in a class or go to a show. We’re a not-for-profit organisation so every penny you spend goes back in to Liberdade and the venue.
" It’s an important message that, there are places where people can come together, can share their jokes, their stories, what concerns them, discuss the way the world is. We are social animals, we need places to meet, to talk, to have a drink, to have a laugh. This looks like a good place where people can be that.”
Ken Loach ( At the screening of 'Spirit of '45 At Gosforth Civic Theatre Aug 2016 )