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Spend your Christmas at Gosforth Civic Theatre

Your home for a magical festive period, with memorable performances and unforgettable experiences.

This year, we are excited to open our doors and invite you to celebrate Christmas with us. Our festive program includes a wide variety of performances, music, film, and magical experiences, ensuring there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy. We've also tried to keep pricing affordable so that a family of four can meet Santa, see our Christmas show and watch a film for less than £100. Your Christmas, all in one place.

Every weekend in December, you're invited to gather around and meet Santa in our very first Storytime with Santa sessions. Our studio will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland where starry-eyed children and their grown-ups will be welcomed in to share in a tale told by St. Nick himself and talk about what Christmas means to you.  We will have sessions for schools, families, and young people with complex needs.  No naughty list here! Just lovely times to enjoy together.
From 19 December, BalletLORENT brings us their heart-warming Christmas show and adaptation of Margery Williams' tale,
The Velveteen Rabbit. Retold by Ben Crompton, toys come to life through the magic of storytelling, music, and dance, creating a captivating show for the whole family. 

Our now-traditional Christmas cinematic classics return on Monday, 23 December, for a one-day film festival of three screenings, including Arthur Christmas, Home Alone, and Elf. Sit back in the comfort of our theatre seats and watch one of our big-screen favourites for just £5 to get ready for the big day.

Looking for an alternative winter celebration? Get your tickets for Awake Arise: A Christmas show for Our Times on 12 December, a warm gift to the wintertime from five of the most engaging and celebrated performers on the English folk scene. Lady Maisery, Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith perform traditional songs, folk carols, spoken word and newly written music to galvanise and brighten this darkest season.

We have the return of the ever-popular and brilliant Christmas at GCT with Strictly Smokin' Big Band as they play you through a night of Christmas standards and popular festive hits with their signature big band jazz twist. Look out for Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir's Festive Party on 6 December; it's a great night out and a wonderful celebration of gospel and soul music delivered with stunning vocals and incredible grooves.


And don't forget to mark your calendars for the return of our New Year's Eve Family Party (on sale in the Autumn!).

What's on?

What's on?
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Dates, times and prices.


The Velveteen Rabbit
£14 adults, £12 children.

Friday 20 December, 2pm & 5pm
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 December, 11am & 2pm

Storytime with Santa
£12 per child (including up to two adults)

Friday 6 December
School's sessions at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm, 2pm 

Saturday 7 December
10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 4.45pm

Sunday 8 December
10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm

Thursday 12 & Friday 13 December
School's sessions at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm, 2pm 

Saturday 14 December
10am, 10.45am, 11.30am (session for children with complex needs), 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 4.45pm

Thursday 19 December

School's sessions at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm, 2pm 

Friday 20 December
10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 1pm (session for children with complex needs), 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 4.45pm

Saturday 21 December
10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 4.45pm

Sunday 22 & Monday 23 December

10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm

Awake Arise: A Christmas Show for Our Times
Thursday 12 December, 7.30pm doors, £18, £15 concession

Festive Films
Monday 23 December, £5

Arthur Christmas (U), 10.30am
Home Alone (PG), 2pm
Elf (PG), 5.30pm

Christmas at GCT with Strictly Smokin Big Band
Friday 13 & Saturday 14 December, 7.30pm, £19

Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir Festive Party
Friday 6 December, 7pm doors, tickets on sale soon


Your visit.


​Your journey and parking

Gosforth Civic Theatre is right next to (literally 2 minutes walk from) Regent Centre Metro Station and Bus Interchange, which means we're on a host of major transport links including Tyne & Wear Metro, Arriva, Stagecoach and Go North East bus services and via car from Great North Road. Please visit our YOUR VISIT section of our website to find directions and the best way to arrive at GCT.

We have a small, free car park but this will be very busy and part reserved for artists and staff, so it's best to avoid planning on parking directly at the venue. Please keep this in mind if you're driving over; we detail alternative parking on our YOUR VISIT page so check it out!


We are a fully accessible venue; all entrances are wheelchair accessible and automatic, there is an accessible toilet on the premises and each area of the building is on one level. Please let us know if you have any questions about access and find out how we can assist.

Carer’s go free, limited to one carer’s ticket per booking – order directly from the venue.

Ticket buyers can inform Gosforth Civic Theatre of any access requirements in the checkout for tickets or by emailing

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