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 Current Productions 


OutStageUs is our exciting annual arts event showcasing LGBT+ new writing, exploring local, national and global LGBT+ issues and celebrating the LGBT+ community.

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Jock Night is the hottest club in town, but the party starts as the club night ends...

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North West End

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OutLoud is our groundbreaking anti-bullying & hate crime play for secondary schools


"OutLoud is the best theatre-in-education I've seen. It was very well targeted and got the message across"


Teacher, Parrs Wood High School

 About Us 

Established in 2004 as Hope Theatre Company, Hive North specialises in verbatim theatre and creating exciting, challenging theatre that empowers our audiences. We present educational and original work including productions aimed for and about the LGBT+ community.

As Hope Theatre Company, Hive North produced the north-west premiere of The Laramie Project and were later invited by Tectonic Theater Project to present the UK premiere of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later. This production was part of a global event where the new play was read by companies across the world and broadcast live from New York, hosted by Glenn Close.

Hive North encourages the professional development of young actors and creatives and a history of working with emerging LGBT+ artists.


Hive North is a Manchester theatre company with distinct northern roots. We tour productions to schools, festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe and the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival and theatres including the Kings Head Theatre, The Lowry and Hope Mill Theatre.

In 2016 Hive North launched Hive Youth Theatre, delivering drama classes and workshops for young people in Greater Manchester.

The cast of Laramie Project 10 Years Later. Joe Random, Zoe Iqbal, Katie Collier, Erin Shanagher, Gerry McLauglin, Warren Brown, Matthew Ganley, Nicola Day, Matthew Stead, Lexi Walker

Manchester Theatre Company

Zoe Iqbal | The Laramie Project

 Contact Us 


For information about current and future productions or to enquire about working with Hive North, we would love to hear from you.


Please contact us using the form below, email or call us on 07984 44 6074

The Cast of Anti-homophobia play: Chris Hall, Erin Shanagher, Matt Powell, Lexi Walker

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