Theatre in Newcastle
If you’re looking for great live theatre in Newcastle then there are plenty of places to go. We have all the up to date news, theatre reviews, show previews and more. We have the best shows, musicals, plays and events all in one handy place, so you can choose what to see.
Newcastle always has a lot to offer with some amazing historical theatres, such as the Newcastle Theatre Royal and the Tyne Theatre and Opera House. These venues have been haunts for some of the best and brightest stars of theatre and stage over the years. Bringing a wide range of performances and shows to the north east.
Granted its Royal licence by King George III, the Theatre Royal Newcastle opened in 1788 and soon established itself as one of England’s leading theatres. Over the centuries, many of the great names of the English stage have played at the Royal, from Keane to Irving, Olivier to Dench and the Hollywood greats Orson Welles, Charlton Heston and Jack Lemmon have also trodden the famous boards; Sir Ian McKellen has described the Theatre Royal as his favourite theatre.
The Tyne Theatre and Opera House is a Grade 1 listed theatre rated opened in 1867. The building has key elements of national importance, including the lavish auditorium and wooden stage machinery. It is a social hub of entertainment, hosting variety performances, comedy, ballet, musicals and live concerts.
Northern Stage is the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England. Bringing modern classics to Newcastle at their home on the Newcastle University campus in the centre of town. Regarded as one of the top-eleven producing theatres in the UK, they have built a reputation for fresh and relevant productions.
The People’s Theatre is the leading non-professional theatre company in the North of England and one of the largest and oldest established in the country. A genuine community theatre, every show they do is produced entirely by their members.
The Customs House in South Shields is South Tyneside’s biggest venue for arts and entertainment. They bring a host of productions to the region from both local and further a field.
Live Theatre is a theatre and company based just off the vibrant Newcastle quayside. It has an international reputation as a new writing theatre.
The Playhouse Whitley Bay brings an array of musicals, theatrical events and popular pantomimes to the north east coast.
With such a host of theatre across the region you really are spoilt for choice with theatre in Newcastle.