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Tyne Theatre & Opera House

117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG, England
+44 844 249 1000
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The monthly tours of the theatre are a great experience. We were shown all the reasons why this 150... read more

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Martin C
Gorgeous old theater, unbelievable acoustics

This is an old theater with a very rich history. It opened in 1867. The architect who designed the... read more

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The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, previously the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, is now under new management and ran by Tyne Theatre & Opera House Limited. The Theatre offers the best in Music, Comedy and Theatre and is a Grade 1 listed theatre rated in the top 4% of listed buildings by English Heritage and has been afforded a the three star rating, the highest available, by the Theatres Trust, branded as "a very fine theatre of the highest theatrical and architectural quality". The importance of the architectural and theatrical heritage of the building is also recognised by The Association of Historic Theatres in Europe and OISTAT (the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Technicians and Architects). The Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust became the freehold owner of the building in 2008. 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.
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117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The monthly tours of the theatre are a great experience. We were shown all the reasons why this 150 year old Theatre is so important. The tour guides are both knowledgeable and fun taking us into the life of a magnificent building.

Thank Martin C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old theater with a very rich history. It opened in 1867. The architect who designed the building conferred with the architect of La Scala to make sure the acoustics would be as perfect as possible. The results of his labor are apparent:...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the 13th April to see Heather Small, tickets clearly stated 7.30 & we raced to get there on time only to be told the start time was now 8.15, so we adjourned next door for a drink at a reasonable price, we returned...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went to the Magic and Variety show. Beautiful old theatre BUT ladies toilets poor. Soap dispensers not working so unsavory bars of soap were available !!!!!!!!!!. I was not the only person to be disgusted by this. How could I recommend this theatre to anyone....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The theatre was comfortable and my seat had an amazing view. The level of sound was perfect; not too loud, not too quiet. The staff were nice and friendly. The only issue was that it was way too hot. However, as somebody who goes to...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The tickets clearly state 7:30pm The bar staff then told us there would be someone from ‘strictly come xfactors got talent ‘ or something ( didn’t get her name as introduction announcement poor) would be on at 8:15 ‘Interval’. from 8:45 until 9:22 Told Heather...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

What a step back in time. Fantastic theatre , great original features. For being charity run its spotless but certain facilities needs a bit of tlc. Disabled access and disabled seating in the stalls . Reasonable priced tickets and various acts . Bar is small...More

1  Thank Dionne T
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went to see Turin Brakes at this venue, was not disappointed as they were excellent, two encores and crowd still wanted more.Their music has changed slightly from when they first started (from Acoustic to more guitar melodies),saying that they were still fantastic,one of the best...More

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We attended the Turin Brakes gig - the venue is easy to park with free parking nearby. Friendly house staff. Atmosphere was lovely and not too "regimented" (You know what I mean) . Bar and toilets on every level. Comfortable seats. An amazing looking place...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Just here for the weekend and watched an amazing production of into the woods - The cast were fantastic and the production slick . The building is seeping in period charm ..... will we visit again absolutely !

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reggierugbybstt
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Response from CoralDart | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help there as always go in the Stalls.
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AlexBellUK
2 July 2017|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
Should be okay from there
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Cazzajoan
24 May 2016|
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Response from unknowngeordie | Reviewed this property |
Only in the stalls! There are no lifts as it is a grade 1 building that needs to be preserved and it would Destroy the atmosphere to put lifts in. So, if there is a wheelchair requirement, book in the stalls!
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