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GCT Folk Club presents


Friday 9 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 6 October

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

GCT Folk Club is the place to see the finest local folk, roots and trad musicians and band in our socially-distanced yet intimate theatre.

Comprising the singing talents of Kate Locksley, Rosie Calvert and Will Finn, the acapella group have been creating a storm across the UK festival circuit in the past few years with critically acclaimed performances at Shepley Spring Festival, Beverley Folk Festival, Warwick Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week, Whitby Folk Week and many more.


Usually a quartet with Alex Cumming who is currently isolating in the USA, they met whilst studying on the Folk Degree at the University of Newcastle and formed The Teacups in 2010. It’s an age-old format, performing an age-old collection of songs. But The Teacups are new, young, and after the success of their debut album, ‘One For The Pot’ which revelled in the vibrancy of youth, and all that heartache, or confusion, or euphoria, that goes with it, the band took significant steps forward with their second album ‘Of Labour and Love’, an offering which represents a maturity in material matched only by its maturity in sound. And the best way to get that across to the listeners? Through unadorned, gutsy singing, where arrangements add the intrigue.


Their latest offering, 'In Which...' is due to be released at the beginning of October and is already garnering high praise, but following a short launch tour in early 2021, the group are due to take an indefinite hiatus. Catch them while you still can.


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


Free but ticketed, pay what you feel on the night


Tickets on sale Tuesday 6 October at 12pm

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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