Live in the GCT Garden


Friday 21 August, 2020. 5pm doors


4 Tables of six available

One booking per table, maximum of two households per table.

Tickets on general sale at 12pm 18 August.

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

Live music is BACK at Gosforth Civic Theatre! To cure the post-lockdown blues we are putting on gigs in our community garden.

Shipcote & Friends are the hot Geordie country swing troupe.

The band has been around the block a few times with leader Graham (Guitar/ Vocals) the silver foxed songwriter who perambulates in Gateshead. Jon on Double Bass lives way out in the country. He likes playing a little bit of country too. Bry (Guitar/Banjo) is the jazzy guitar master who had some early music career success then opted to opened a shop & finally Cath (Fiddle/Accordion) who’s a great musician, life teacher & lovely curly haired Lincolnshire lady.

You can come down and see them in a safe, socially distanced environment by reserving a table for up to 6 people from no more than two different households. Our staff will serve you drinks to and from your table so can concentrate on enjoying this free gig and get used the 'the new normal'.

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 through our Studio to the garden where your table will waiting for you.

To access the toilets or leave the venue, please leave via the garden gate and re-enter the building again via the main entrance.

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 for the evening 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 in the garden 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.


Please arrive at the venue for 5pm to be seated. The performance will take place outside, in our garden, and will begin at 5.30pm and will finish around 6.30pm. The event will conclude at 7pm.

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