Centre Stage North East

21 Beechwood St, Thornhill, Sunderland, SR2 7LU Directions

Tel 0191 567 6763
   Now closed Open today 16:00 - 21:00

Business overview

The City's Longest Established and Most Successful Stage School

Centre Stage North East is Sunderland's longest-running and most successful Stage School - regularly producing professional standard shows at the region's top theatres.

CSNE was established in 1994 as a way for children and young people to be involved and acquire a love and appreciation of the performing arts. The group has a membership aged from six to twenty-plus although also offers a chance to perform to people of any age.

Shows staged by CSNE include The Wizard of Oz, Guys & Dolls, Hello Dolly!, Alice in Wonderland, Anything Goes, Bugsy Malone, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. CSNE has also been involved as part of many others including professional productions in venues such as the Sunderland Empire, The Customs House, The Gala Theatre Durham, The Theatre Royal, The Tyne Theatre and the Metro Radio Arena.

As well as producing musicals, CSNE also offers private singing tuition and speech & drama and musical theatre classes – working towards LAMDA qualifications.


Sunderland Empire, July 2011
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