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Tyne Theatre & Opera House

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Tyne Theatre & Opera House: Working Victorian theatre staging music, comedy and family shows, with an on-site bistro bar.

The Tyne Theatre and Opera House is one of Newcastle's cultural hotspots, situated in a truly historic building on Westgate Road. The Tyne Theatre and Opera House celebrated five years as an independent venue in 2020

With the best in entertainment, the Tyne Theatre & Opera House  is known for being a go-to venue for world-class comedy. Recent 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 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 and hotels nearby.

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 Frisk List or the Tyne Theatre's website for all upcoming listings.

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