Theatre Space

Welcome to a place where

any space is a theatre space.

Current production

Current shows and events

Shows, Experiences and Events

Find out more about our latest events, experiences and productions.


Turn your classroom into a theatre space

Discover our hugely popular 'theatre in education' offer. From living history lessons to confidence building, aligned with the curriculum and designed to inspire.

Theatrical Production Services

Kit out your next production

NOW OPEN - Our Armoury and Wardrobe has quality stage combat props and hundreds of costume pieces for your next show or event. Our team of super talented costumiers and props makers can also design and make bespoke costumes & props too.

We take theatre outside of the theatre; to make it accessible to everyone.

Learn more about Theatre Space, our wonderful team and our mission.


Make something magic with us

Check out our current opportunities to take part and work with Theatre Space, including current auditions for our latest shows, workshops and events.

A space to amazing.

A space to make something amazing.

Make something amazing at the home of Theatre Space.

Collective Space is our lovely home, in the heart of Sunderland. We saved this heritage industrial building through the help of some incredibly kind donations and lots of volunteer hours (and cups of tea) and we’ve transformed it into a multi-functional creative making space for the North East creative community. 

With space for small, medium and large scale production rehearsals, dance, music and drama classes, community meetings, training & workshops and pretty much everything else you need a big open space for. 

Want to know more? We’re now offering Covid safe building tours, so you can see the space for yourself. Tap the button below to arrange a visit. 

Free WiFi

Covid Secure

Metro Nearby


  • The Big Space

    A huge multi-purpose hall with a sprung floor made out of old shipping pallets. Perfect for production rehearsals, community group meetings, workshops and physical activities.

  • Wardrobe

    Our well stocked wardrobe department is brimming with hundreds of pieces of costume spanning genres, styles, fashions and sizes. We also have a costume workshop space to pitch up with a sewing machine and produce your latest costume creation.

  • Armoury & Props

    From authentic stage weapons, swords, period pieces and props, to small set items and set dressings, our ever expanding prop store has an array of items to help build your immersive worlds on and off stage.

  • Green Room

    A comfy, cosy space, with its own kitchenette and workspace to set up your laptop, with plenty of sofas and chairs to settle into. The perfect place to unwind between rehearsals, to use as a breakout space during workshops or to peruse a script from our huge script library.

  • Script Library

    Collective Space also houses Sunderland Script Library - a huge collection of dramatic texts, plays, music and drama available for reference and hire.

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