The company, with registered office address in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, is engaged in the fine arts industry. It was formerly known as Northern Stage Limited and was incorporated in November of the year 1987.

The company is engaged in charity works by providing artistic and literary creation and interpretation services in the United Kingdom. It has established itself as the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England. Among its productions of local, national and international theatres include Our Friends in the North, A Christmas Carol, Ruby Moon, Tattercoats, Son of Man, Thumbelina and The Little Prince. The company also provides hosting services to Hoipolloi, Forced Entertainment, Kneehigh, Protein Dance, Twisting Yarn, Ultima Vez, The Opera Group and National Theatre of Scotland. Northern Stage (Theatrical Productions) conducts operations primarily in the United Kingdom.

Facing onto Newcastle University's student building, and crowned by local artist Cath Campbell's thrilling installation, Escapology, Northern Stage has an exciting new frontage, following a redevelopment in 2006.  With a glass wall running the full length of the building, the foyer provides a fantastically light and welcoming reception for all our audiences and visitors.

The building has three performance spaces, two bars and simple and open access for visitors, audiences and performers. The doors are open from 10am every day except Sunday, so that people can drop in and buy tickets.  The restaurant opens for breakfast from 10am and food is served until 9pm.  The bar is open til 11pm and often later on performance nights.