Tyne Theatre & Opera House

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Tyne Theatre & Opera House Reviews: 4/5

Tyne Theatre & Opera House
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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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Neil K
Liverpool, UK609,041 contributions
Beautiful building
Oct 2021 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to Tilleys Bar ( great real ale's and craft beers ) and more or less adjacent to the bar is Tyne Theatre & Opera House, one of the most beautiful buildings I viewed on our weeks holiday in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Opened in 1867 ,this Grade I listed building is rated in the top 4% of listed buildings in the United Kingdom by English Heritage.
The theatre was built from designs from local architect William Parnell and is one of only eight Grade I listed theatre buildings in the United Kingdom, its just a wonderful looking building, its such an iconic landmark building, its most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area and easy to locate along Westgate Road.
Written October 29, 2021
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lisa
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK4 contributions
Don’t book if you want to dance and enjoy yourself! Find a different venue
Oct 2021 • Friends
Booked to see the Drifters with my mum having seen them last year at a different venue where we had an amazing time and the whole audience danced all night. However as soon as we got up to dance at Tyne theatre we were told off and told to sit down, the theatre staff can only be described as prison officers flashing lights in people’s faces and marching up and down. In the interval all we could hear was everyone complaining about not being able to dance and sounds like lots of people had seen the Drifters at other venues where they had been able to dance like our previous experience. The Drifters put on an amazing show but quite obviously wanted us on our feet joining in with them, my advice would be if you are going to book anything find a venue where you will be actually allowed to enjoy yourself!
Written October 19, 2021
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MV.
41 contributions
Poor Form
Sep 2021 • Family
Having attended the Tyne Theatre & Opera House for many years and enjoyed many events there, we were extremely disappointed to hear that we have appeared to have lost our family box at this years Xmas Panto. Forgiving the fact that there are 4 children under 7 and 3 adults in the care / nursing profession who have been right in the middle of a pandemic, we have been advised that one of us failed to open an email (despite the person involved still not being able to find the said email).... I was shocked and taken aback to hear that this potential omission would mean, by default, we have lost our family treat, and £180.
We appreciate the entertainment sector have been hard hit, but we have worked tirelessly and have lived away from our families to maintain and save peoples lives throughout this awful pandemic. This was something we have all been looking forward to for many months now ...... Although we are currently waiting for the Tyne Theatre to acquire visual proof from EVENTIM that they actually sent the email it's this apparent lack of compassion and understanding which make many of us in the Health & Social Care sector feel so demoralised and undervalued ...... it's in our nature to brush things off and selflessly rise above these types of actions and still go to work to look after all individuals, no matter what they have done to us but I must admit I'm getting rather tired of being the nice guy and turning the other cheek. Here's hoping common sense will prevale or perhaps someone may have an onze of compassion and recant
Written September 18, 2021
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Amy P
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Fantastic place!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Amazing place, great staff! And a great mix of shows, one of my very favourite local venues! Brilliant!
Written April 29, 2021
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Charles W
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK28 contributions
It's all a bit shabby....
Feb 2020
On the official photos of the venue it looks superb. Up close and in person it is worn out and shabby. Have a look at the three grey radiators at the front of the stalls. Paint flaking off. How much does it cost to paint three radiators. the gent's toilets are also scruffy and run down.

If the venue doesn't already, I'd suggest they employ a full-time handyman/woman just to do routine painting/plumbing and joinery work.
Written February 23, 2020
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Dream791485
14 contributions
Aladdin pantomime at Tyne Theatre and Opera House
Jan 2020 • Solo
What a grand old lady this wonderful theatre is! Well worth a conducted tour of this 150+ year old Victorian Theatre. Fascinating history and some wonderful displays of old photos, posters and artwork. Also they put on a fabulously entertaining pantomime and front of house staff were welcoming and helpful.
Written January 14, 2020
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ClaireS
11 contributions
Come here year on year panto, won't stop!!
Dec 2019
I’ve took my nieces here for the past 5 years and never been disappointed. The panto performances are always amazing, if not getting better year on year. Last year we also went elsewhere to another panto and it just wasn’t the same without the Geordie Wishy Washy- He makes the show, the kids absolutely love him!

Been to see Aladdin twice this year and it’s been brilliant, although it might not be as “posh” as the Theatre Royal, it’s got more character and the panto is just as good and the beer prices are decent too! Can’t wait for next year already.
Written January 7, 2020
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Jennifer M
Donaghadee, UK68 contributions
beautiful old building and great entertainment
Dec 2019
This theatre is so beautiful, yes it could do with some restoration but its also lovely to look around and think of all those who have visited many years before.
We went to the pantomime and I laughed so hard at the antics on stage, great fun for all ages. The staff were very friendly and drinks/snacks are well priced, definitely recommended.
Written January 7, 2020
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Oscar C
6 contributions
A whole new world ... of half-baked coomunity theatre.
Dec 2019 • Family
Last year the panto was good. This year, it was to put it bluntly, bloody awful. It was worse than amateur night at the local church hall. Nothing more than a Marcus Collins sings 70's disco event. Costumes were ace and the dancer kids outstanding (I was told by an usherette that they actually have to pay the Panto company to appear in it). Other than that, it fell completely flat on its face with a less than half filled audience. The Hollyoaks Guy as the villain, took over too much with a grotesque mash-up of Kenneth Williams and Dr.Evil. the Aladdin actor - as wooden as a kitchen spoon. Misplaced irelevant songs (dont expect any Disney songs), and all in all, a stretched out flop production. Worst of all was the utterly unsuitable 'ballet' routine, with Wishy-Washy sporting a huge bulging groin/codpiece, which he delighted in thrusting at every opportunity to the female audience. The leery flashing it off by lifting his skirt, was borderline sexually inappropriate. Charlie you should be ashamed of yourself. It upset my kids. It all proves the point, that the Tyne Theatre Panto, is only really the place to go, if you cant get tickets for the Theatre Royal.
Written January 3, 2020
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Nikky P
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK83 contributions
Aladdin
Dec 2019
What a fantastic action packed production. Fun for everyone. Lots of laughs, audience participation especially from all the children there on Friday evening, great singing and dancing.....go see it
Written December 16, 2019
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