Great Drama in Easy Reach

Great Drama in Easy Reach at Arts Centre Washington

Award-winning shows, acclaimed performers and great stories from some of the most exciting theatre companies in the UK; if you enjoy great theatre or want to try something new, it’s right on your doorstep in Washington.

Enjoy 'Great Drama in Easy Reach' with these wonderful and highly acclaimed plays at Arts Centre Washington. 

Jumping Puddles

The funny and moving story of Grace and Anna, two sisters at war who are fast-tracked to adulthood when their world is turned upside down.

Jumping Puddles was created from real stories collected from 162 young women from across the North, looking at the real issues facing young women today and the sometimes harsh realities of their lives.

“Open Clasp is truly a treasure of the North East” British Theatre Guide.

Thursday 26 February 7.30pm.

This wonderful play is also being performed at The Royalty Theatre on 25 February as part of Sunderland Stages.

Find out more about 'Jumping Puddles'.

Kicking and Screaming

Like a tiny bomb exploding in the middle of your life, the baby arrives - and suddenly nothing will ever be the same again.

In this fast and funny new play, Tangled Feet take a sideways look at how we cope with our children – and how our parents coped with us. A perfect show for anyone who has experienced the minefield that is family.

Tangled Feet are “defining the future of theatre” The Edinburgh Guide.

Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm and Friday 6 March at 1.30pm.*

*Friday's performance is a relaxed performance for parents or carers and babies under 18 months.

Find out more about 'Kicking and Screaming'.


Highly topical, Broke is an entertaining, thought-provoking look at the nature of debt and what it means to be broke.

Based on interviews taken across the UK in 2014, multi award winners The Paper Birds take real life stories from the front line of poverty and debt to create a visually stunning new production. A heartfelt and urgent look at the debt of a nation from displaced families and gambling addictions to beans on toast.

“Broke is a passionate and thoughtful show… exposing painful lies about poverty” The Scotsman.

Thursday 12 March 7.30pm.

Find out more about 'Broke'.


One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge.

Odyssey follows the Greek warrior Odysseus in his relentless attempt to get home so he can see his wife and son again before he dies. Up against the God Poseidon and his hurricanes; nymphs that sexually enslave him; countless characters, creatures and ferocious one-eyed monsters; whatever hardship he endures, Odysseus’ tough heart won’t give in.

But after twenty years away from home will everything be as he left it…?

‘Homer’s Odyssey is a big story …the idea that this could be made into a one man show is mind-boggling. But it has,and quite remarkable it is too’ Edinburgh Guide.

Thursday 26 March at 7.30pm.

Find out more about 'Odyssey'.

Cape Wrath

An epic journey in a stationary minibus.

“After he retired, my Grandad went on a trip from the Midlands up to Cape Wrath, the most North-Westerly point of his native Scotland. He sat, looked at the sea, and thought about his life. Then he got up and went home. Over 20 years later, I got on a coach and followed in his footsteps. This is what I learned” Alexander Kelly, writer and director.

“Charming, totally involving show... a must-see.” The Skinny.

“This enchanting ride.” Exeunt Magazine.

Tuesday 21 April 6.00pm and 8.00pm.

Find out more about 'Cape Wrath'.

The Lifes and Loves of a Nobody

A story of hope, fame and love gone wrong from internationally acclaimed theatre makers Third Angel.

Rachel always wanted to be a star of the silver screen from the moment she cuddled up to her grandpa on the sofa and watched old black and white movies on the television.

She wanted her name in lights. She dreamt of a future and she ran away with the circus.

“Completely absorbing... very creatively and imaginatively staged”

“I came away feeling inspired and exhilarated”

Audience quotes from the show’s first performances at Sheffield Theatres.

“the visual payoff is sublime... It is well worth getting to know Rachel” The Guardian

Thursday and Friday 21 and 22 May 7.30pm.

Find out more about 'The Lifes and Loves of a Nobody'

Three for the price of two!

If you enjoy great theatre and want to see more of it in easy reach of your own home, take advantage of this great offer and see three shows for the price of two.

Simply quote ‘REACH’ when calling to book your tickets.

This offer is available for all shows except Cape Wrath.

How to Book

Book online at Arst Centre Washington or contact the Box Office on 0191 219 3455.

Or visit:

Arts Centre Washington
Biddick Lane
Tyne and Wear
NE38 8AB

REACH is a project bringing new theatre to the North East, managed by ARC Stockton and Dep Arts Ltd and funded by Arts Council England.

Share this

Did you know?

Roker Park has welcomed back the annual illuminations for the last two years. This popular event attracts thousands of families to the historical park to enjoy lit displays.


RT : NEW POST: What to expect from this year's Festival of Light in Sunderland (and how to book tickets):… 22 hours 9 min ago
Get your tickets to the festival of light before the 31st of October to be entered into a prize draw, the winner wi… 1 day 20 hours ago
Get your tickets before the 31st of October to be entered into a prize draw, the winner will win a £50 bridges gift… 1 day 21 hours ago
Get your tickets before the 31st of October to be entered into a prize draw, the winner will win a £50 bridges gift… 1 day 21 hours ago
Tickets for our brand new christmas themed festival of light are on sale now! Running every Thursday- Sunday night… 3 days 18 hours ago
Darker nights mean its time for Mowbray Park to play host to the Festival of light, don't miss out! 3 days 23 hours ago
Houghton Feast 2019 is about to draw to a close, don't miss the last weekend of the celebrations! 4 days 4 hours ago
RT : We still have tickets available for this screening tomorrow. Get yourself along to what should be a great evening! 4 days 20 hours ago
RT : We know it can be murder calling a taxi over Halloween,so get ready for the scariest ride of your life with… 4 days 21 hours ago
RT : MEGA NEWS - tix for the Festival of Light are on sale now! Here are all the deets we have about the e… 5 days 37 min ago
Hi, we have a major programme of events in the city centre for Christmas so it will all be linked, ther… 5 days 37 min ago
Tickets are on sale now! New location, new lights! and brand new Christmas shows! 6 days 8 min ago
We cant wait to see everyone there! 6 days 10 min ago
There's still plenty to see and do at Houghton Feast with events running until Sunday evening! 6 days 4 hours ago
Houghton Feast fireworks at 7.30pm tonight! Come and visit the funfair on Rectory Park first. 1 week 19 hours ago


Download the See it Do it app

Sign up to our newsletter

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 7 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.