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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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Join us on this wheelchair-friendly walkaround as we showcase thoughtful accessibility features, providing convenience and comfort for wheelchair users, individuals with diverse abilities, older guests, and families. Watch the 360 VR Accessibility Tour here.

An AccessAble guide is available for this location. Click here for a Detailed Access Guide that lets you know what access will be like when you visit.

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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



Events at Tyne Theatre & Opera House

The Magical Music of Harry Potter Live...

April 23rd

Live Music

Al Murray: Guv Island

June 22nd to October 10th

Al Murray Guv Island

The Rocket Man

July 5th to August 18th

Live Music
The Rocket Man

Randy Feltface

July 12th

Randy Feltface

Milkshake! Live! On Holiday

July 27th to July 27th

Milkshake Live On Holiday

Dinosaur Adventure Live!

August 7th to August 7th

Dinosaur Adventure Live

The World Famous Elvis Show

September 7th

Live Music
The World Famous Elvis Show

Just My Imagination: A Tribute To The...

September 21st

Live Music
Just My Imagination A Tribute To The Temptations

Simon Brodkin

October 4th

Simon Brodkin

Clinton Baptiste: Roller Ghoster

October 5th

Clinton Baptiste Roller Ghoster

Jimeoin: Result!

October 12th

Jimeoin Result

Jon Ronson’s Psychopath Night

October 24th

Jon Ronsons Psychopath Night

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