GCT Presents


Friday 23 October, 2020. 7pm doors

Free, pay as you feel on the night

Book a table below

We ask that bookings are made for one household or support bubble per table.

Tickets on general sale at 12pm Tuesday 20 October.

*Please note the Optional Donation is a way to support us and is not a valid ticket.

LYRAS are a 5-piece jazz fusion act from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Taking influences from artists such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Moonchild and Corinne Bailey Rae, LYRAS blend dreamy vocal harmonies and a sophisticated sonic backdrop to create a sound grounded in soul, jazz and contemporary R&B.


Their debut single, “Don’t Keep Me Awake”, was written on the remote island of Lismore on the west coast of Scotland, where the band spent a week writing before the UK went into lockdown in March. LYRAS had a summer of gigs and festivals booked before coronavirus drastically impacted the music industry, and as a result had to re-evaluate how they would function as an emerging band in the North-East.


They spent their time in lockdown writing separately and sending individual song parts to each other via email to try and maintain productivity, but are now looking forward to getting back in a rehearsal room and hopefully before long, getting out to perform their debut material.


You can come down and see them in our safe, socially distanced Theatre space by reserving a table for up to 4 people . We ask that you book for a single household or support bubble only. Our staff will serve you drinks to and from your table.


Doors 7pm | Music Starts 7.30pm | Bar closes 9.30pm

Indoor event Floor Plan for

What to Expect from Your Visit


Entering and exiting the building

We will be operating a one way system on the evening. Whether you drive, walk or get public transport to GCT, please enter the building via our main entrance on the side of the building, you will be greeted by a member of staff who will show you to your table in our main Auditorium. There is one door in to the Auditorium and one door to exit, these will be clearly marked.

To leave the venue, please leave via our garden which is through the John Jennings Studio at the front of the Building.

Toilets and Bar

We will only have our accessible toilet available for the evening to help manage social distancing. Our bar will be running a drinks menu and we will be running table service for the duration of the event.

Hygiene and Safety

Safety and confidence of you and our staff is the most important to us so we have put in the following procedures in place to assure you we are making GCT the safest it can be:

  1. There are hand sanitising stations throughout the building and our staff will be undertaking regular cleaning of public areas.

  2. On top of the aforementioned one-way system, we will be maintaining social distancing of at least 1m+ at all times.

  3. Tables are limited to allow for the safest distance between each audience member and artists.

  4. We encourage contactless card payments where possible to limit the exchange of cash.

  5. Please wear a face covering when moving through the venue.


Please arrive at the venue for 7pm to be seated. The performance will take place outside, in our garden, and will begin at 7.30pm and will finish around 8.30pm. The bar will close at 9.30pm..