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GCT Presents


Friday 2 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 29 September

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

The Often Herd reach beyond what is expected of a bluegrass band, marrying the wistful sunshine harmonies of Southern California with the striking industrial allure of their home in the North East of England. An engaging and dynamic live act, the band are able to pull off their intricately arranged material alongside moments of exciting, spontaneous improvisation. Rupert Hughes (guitar) and Evan Davies (mandolin) are responsible for penning the band’s vibrant and catchy original music.

American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana contribute deft and dynamic instrumental skills that lift the songs to new heights. The Often Herd will be releasing their self-titled debut EP early in 2018 and will be hitting the road soon thereafter. Flock to the herd; you won’t be disappointed.

"It’s fabulous, really exciting to listen to. Tight, virtuosic and the kind of thing you just know would be even better live!"

Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead/Leveret)


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

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..


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Gosforth Civic Theatre

Regent Farm Road,


Newcastle upon Tyne,


0191 284 3700

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Monday - Friday - 9am - 3pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

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