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There are many theatres to choose from in Newcastle and Gateshead where visitors can enjoy the thrill of live performance; each telling a different story. One such venue in the heart of Newcastle city centre is Tyne Theatre and Opera House which not only puts on a great show but is situated in a truly historic building with its own story to tell and forms part of Newcastle's must-see cultural hotspots. Tyne Theatre and Opera House celebrated five years as an independent venue in 2020

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House offers the best in entertainment and is known for being a go-to venue for world-class comedy - recent and upcoming acts include; James Acaster, Katherine Ryan, Sarah Millican, Joe Lycett, Dylan Moran, Ben Elton and Ed Byrne.

Musicians from every genre have also performed on the Tyne Theatre stage. From film-composer John Carpenter, to folk singer Seth Lakeman, blue-eyed soul star Paul Young to Bowie producer Tony Visconti there's something for everyone.

As well as comedy and music, the theatre hosts a diverse programme including in conversation discussions, popular theatre shows and musicals, ballet and opera productions, as well as a variety of other events.The Newcastle theatre itself is a Grade 1 listed building rated in the top 4% of listed buildings by English Heritage and has been afforded a three star rating, the highest available, by the Theatres Trust, branded as "a very fine theatre of the highest theatrical and architectural quality".

The Grade 1 listed Theatre was built in 1867 by industrialist and politician Joseph Cowen who envisioned a Theatre for everyone during a time of heavy industry when life was hard. The warmth, light and escapism of the Theatre answered a major need for working people. Over 150 years later, the Tyne Theatre & Opera House continues to hold Cowen's vision of a Theatre for everyone at the heart of their ethos.

Located in the centre of Newcastle, the Tyne Theatre & Opera House is easily accessible by the city's varied public transport systems. There is a choice of off-street parking nearby and a wealth of restaurants, shops, hotels and local amenities.

Tyne Theatre & Opera House Preservation Trust is the freehold owner of the theatre and they continue to work on refurbishing, restoring and preserving the Grade 1 Listed building with a focus on the auditorium and Victorian stage machinery to ensure it can be enjoyed by future generations. You can help support the Trust in keeping the theatres heritage alive simply by visiting to see a show. Keep an eye on the Tyne Theatre's website for all upcoming listings.


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Opening Hours

Box office opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 3:30pm (and until show start on event days)

Saturday and Sunday: Closed (with limited opening on event days)

Telephone: 0191 243 1171

info@tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

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Events at Tyne Theatre & Opera House

Phil Rosenthal

February 5th

Comedy
Phil Rosenthal

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February 10th

Comedy
JaackMaate

Danny Baker: At Last… The Sausage...

February 26th

Comedy
Danny Baker: At Last… The Sausage Sandwich Tour

Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame

February 27th

Comedy
Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame

Hal Cruttenden: It's Best You Hear It...

March 5th

Comedy
Hal Cruttenden: It's Best You Hear It From Me

David O'Doherty: Whoa Is Me

March 6th

Comedy
David O'Doherty: Whoa Is Me

Jimeoin: Result!

March 10th

Comedy
Jimeoin: Result!

The Levellers

March 17th

Live Music
The Levellers

Dave Gorman: Powerpoint to the People

March 18th

Comedy
Dave Gorman: Powerpoint to the People

Dick & Dom in da Bungalow Live

March 29th

Comedy
Dick & Dom in da Bungalow Live

Choir! Choir! Choir!

April 2nd

Live Music
Choir! Choir! Choir!

An Evening with Priscilla Presley

April 6th

Entertainment
An Evening with Priscilla Presley

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