Linskill Theatre Group - RENT



June 18th, 19th and 20th - Tickets £5.00

Set in New York’s Bohemian Alphabet City RENT is a revolutionary rock musical and imaginative retelling of the classic Puccini opera, La Boheme. Unforgettable and timeless, tells of a year in the life of a group of struggling artists who learn to fall in love despite poverty, illness and the usual hopes and fears of modern day life bringing a universal message of hope for everyone.

RENT opened on Broadway in April 1996 following an earlier run two years previously off Broadway. The musical went on to win every major best musical award, including the Tony Award, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for drama. RENT is the seventh longest running show in Broadway history and grossed over $280 million during its Broadway run. Over the course of its groundbreaking 12-year New York run, RENT transformed the definition of musical theater – and changed Broadway giving songs that rock and a story that really resonates across the world.

RENT has changed Broadway forever and transformed how a generation feels about musical theatre. Now we bring this fantastic show to North Shields and whether it’s your 1st time or your 100th time, you won’t want to miss this mind blowing production of RENT.

Tickets are £5 and available from Linskill Centre | Linskill Terrace | North Shields |Tyne and Wear | NE30 2AY or via phone 0191 257 8000

Renovation Funding

We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding to renovate the Large Hall Foyer and Toilets. The work will begin in mid April 2015 and will be finished by the end of April 2015.

We would like to thank Awards For All, The Barbour Foundation, The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust and the Rothley Trust for their generous donations.

During the renovation the Foyer and Toilets will be closed to the public, we do apologise for any inconvenience but I am sure you will agree the end result will be worth it.

The Foyer adjoins the recently refurbished Linskill Bar and Large Hall which are very popular with large scale events and party bookings. 

If you would like to hold an event in the Large Hall please call 0191 257 8000. 

Job Vacancy - Cleaner

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Job Vacancy
Cleaner - 16 Hours (Weekends)

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust (LNTCDT) have a vacancy for a Cleaner for the Weekend within its premises at the Linskill Centre, North Shields.

The successful applicant must have high levels of hygiene and cleanliness, possess strong social skills and be a strong team member.

Experience in working for the voluntary sector would also be desirable for this role.

The post is 16 hours per week, £6.76 per hour (weekends) with additional overtime hours available in the centre to cover staff sickness and annual leave.

All job offers with LNTCDT are conditional on satisfactory DBS check, references and a probationary period of three months.

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 10th April at 5pm and interviews will be held week beginning the 13th April 2015.

For more information and an application pack please contact Michelle Gascoigne, General Manager on 0191 257 8000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

New Cafe Hours

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Starting March 2015 Linskill Café will be extending its opening hours on a trial basis.

The new opening hours will be:

Monday 8:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 8:00 – 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 – 5:00
Thursday 8:00 – 5:00
Friday 8:00 – 5:00
Saturday 9:00 – 3:00

To see the Cafe menu please click here.

Lets Beat It

On Friday 20th March, Dan Sharp of North Tyneside will be holding a Charity concert at the Linskill Centre, North Shields in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Dan came up with the idea to hold an event after hearing the sad news of a younger family member suffering from cancer. Thankfully his younger cousin pulled through and has had the all clear. However not everyone is that lucky and sadly cancer does effect around seven young people aged 13 – 24 every day. These young people need specialist treatment and support every step of the journey to recovery and the Teenage Cancer Trust are the only charity dedicated to making that happen.

The event will comprise of around 15 – 20 young people in North Tyneside showcasing their talents to help raise as much money as possible for the charity.

Headlining act is Matty Rayson. A multi-instrumentalist and singer from the North East of England. Winning various competitions and performing around the community; Matty is known for his laid back acoustic sets, modelling himself on acts such as Ed Sheeran and Mumford and Sons. He gets the audience going with popular covers, yet isn't scared to slide in the more chilled out songs into his set to even things out. Matty isn't your ordinary multi-instrumentalist. Matty was born with 6 fingers. He said, “Everyday I defeat this 'disability', and music helps me do that. Without music, I'm nothing.”
Matty will be supported by many other local singers, bands and dancing groups such as Kyle Morley, Until We Fall, Rachel Bailey's Dance Group and many more.

Tickets can be purchased online for £6 via

For more information you can contact Dan Sharp on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                                    Lets Beat It

Become a Director at the Linskill Trust

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We are currently looking for new members to join the Board of Directors at the Linskill Trust. Please see the information below and see if it is something that you would be interested in.

Ten Facts about the Linskill Centre. Did you know?

Is managed by an independent Charity - Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust

Is the largest community asset transfer in the Country and the only transfer in North Tyneside. It receives no direct financial support from the Council

Employs 46 people – all from the local area

Has 24 regular volunteers supporting the centre with 5400 volunteering hours per annum

Had over 120,000 visits in 2014

Is open 82 hours per week over seven days

Has 27 permanent organisations based in the centre, which combined employ 153 people and provides 53 volunteer opportunities

There are also 53 regular community classes per week

The centre has nine rooms available to hire, including our large hall with a capacity of 350 people

The centre costs £800,000 per annum to run.

We need your support!

As you can see from the facts above – the Linskill Trust is a large operation and it has grown considerably since we took over the Centre from the Council in 2006. The Trust is governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time to support the management team at the centre.

The Board currently consists of seven Directors with a range of different skills and experience that complement the range of activities that take place at the centre. We are looking to recruit new Directors who will volunteer their time and help the Trust continue to grow and support the team. If you think you have relevant skills and experience and could commit to approx 5 hours per month to volunteer as part of the Board – we would like to hear from you! We are particularly looking for new Directors with experience in any of the following areas:

Data Protection
Bid Writing
Fundraising and Sponsorship
Charity Law
Community / Voluntary Sector

For more information visit or for an informal chat please contact Simeon Ripley, the Trust’s Chief Executive on 0191 257 8000 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Job Vacancies Linskill Nursery

Nursery Nurse Level 3 Nursery Nursery

Linskill Nursery has vacancies for Nursery Nurses to work in the Nursery located within the Linskill Centre, North Shields. These roles involve caring for babies and children from 6 weeks to 5 years, following guidelines and frameworks set out by OFSTED.

The successful applicants should have knowledge of childcare guidelines, including the EYFS and also hold a relevant childcare qualification of at least Level 3 or equivalent. An understanding of child development is also necessary and previous knowledge of working in a similar environment.

This posts range between 16 and 30 hours per week on a flexible basis.

All job offers with LNTCDT are offered based on a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and references.

The closing date for these vacancies is January 16th 2015 at 5pm.

For more information or to request an application pack please contact Michelle Gascoigne on 0191 270 4243 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

New Fundraising Target

We have a new fundraising target at the Linskill Centre, its a big one at £96,000 but the car park needs resurfacing to put an end to the dreaded potholes!

For more info please see the display and donation box in Linskill Reception.

Thank You for your continued support

Linskill Carpark

Security Officer Position

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Job Vacancy

Security Officer – Zero Hours

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust (LNTCDT) have a vacancy for a Security Officer to work from its premises at the Linskill Centre, North Shields.

The role is to provide a physical security presence during events taking place within the centre and to assist the events team during the set up and set down of facilities before and after an event and to monitor and patrol the centre site to reduce risk to staff and customers.

The successful applicant must be age 18 or over with experience of working in a similar role preferred although not essential.

Previous experience of working within a community or events venue in a security or caretaking capacity would be an advantage.

The working pattern of this role is on a supply basis as required by the events team and the role requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

The rate of pay for this post is £ 7.00 per hour.

All job offers with LNTCDT are conditional on satisfactory DBS check, references and a probationary period of three months.

The closing date for this vacancy is Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 5pm.

For more information and an application pack please contact Melissa Forster, Events & Fundraising Officer on 0191 257 8000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christmas at Linskill 2014

Letters to Santa

As everyone is getting ready for the festive season, we’d like to invite you to join us at the Linskill Centre and celebrate Christmas 2014.

Letters to Santa

Santa's Elves' have dropped off a special Post Box for you to send your letters to Santa. Make sure you letters arrive at Reception before 1st December to ensure they are stamped with Santa's special North Pole stamp.

Replies will be sent out by 16th December.
Price: £4.00

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Children's Christmas Film Club

Linskill Film Club will be returning for the Christmas season, screening a selection of Christmas Films to get the children into the festive spirit.

Monday 1st December – Home Alone – 4.00pm
Tuesday 2nd December – The Grinch – 4.00pm
Wednesday 3rd December – Elf – 4.00pm
Thursday 4th December – The Nightmare Before Christmas – 4.00pm

Annual General Meeting

Friday 5th November – 6.00pm

You are warmly invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust.

Christmas Crafts Poster Linskill 2014The meeting is open to all of our partners, funders, staff, volunteers and to the wider community who are welcome to come along and find out more about the Trust and it’s achievements over the past year.

Christmas Crafts & Carols

Friday 5th December – 6.00pm-9.00pm

Why not come and join us for an evening of festive fun where you will find a variety of items; including jewellery, cakes, sweets, crafts and much more on offer. With festive music from Local Choirs to sing along to, this event is the perfect way to get in to the Christmas spirit.
Entry: Free

Santas Grotto Linskill 2014

Santa’s Grotto

Saturday 13th December – 10.00am – 2.00pm

All good children deserve a gift from Santa Claus. Why not come along to see Santa and tell him why you deserve a present this Christmas.

Entry: £2.50 (includes a gift)

Snow White

Our Community Theatre Group is bringing Snow White to the Linskill Centre in pantomime this Christmas. Join the team for a fantastic festive family event on Snow White’s 16th birthday. Rumour has it that Snow White is to be the most beautiful girl in all the land and her stepmother doesn’t like it!

POSTER FINAL A5Overwhelmed with jealousy, the wicked Queen turns to her loyal subjects. She orders them to take Snow White deep into the forest and kill her. However, from the moment these two chosen subjects lay eyes on the young Princess, nothing goes to plan… What will become of poor Snow White? You will have to come along to find out.

Wednesday 17th December – 7.00pm
Thursday 18th December – 7.00pm
Saturday 20th December – 2.00pm
Sunday 21st December – 2.00pm

Entry: £4.00 per person. Tickets available from Linskill Reception - 0191 257 8000

Christmas Closure

We will be closing our doors for Christmas on Tuesday 23rd December 2014 at 9.00pm and reopening in the New Year on Monday 5th January 2015 at 7.30am.

From all the staff and volunteers here at The Linskill Centre, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.