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Theatre Royal - Graeme Peacock


Newcastle’s Theatre Royal is one of only 9 Grade I listed theatre halls in England, the city’s theatre is often regarded as the finest theatre building in the country. Theatre Royal first opened its doors in February 1837 and has been renovated many times since its first show, the largest of which was instigated directly after a fire following a showing of Macbeth in 1899. The renovation work saw the entire auditorium re-designed by one of the most iconic theatre architects, Frank Matcham.

The most recent renovation of the Theatre Royal was in September 2011, which lasted for 6 months. The £5 million project attempted to recreate the original Edwardian style of Frank Matcham from 1901. To help capture the original feel from the 1901 renovation, the original wallpaper has been reprinted along with replacing missing tiles and updating the original fixtures and fittings. There has also been a strong focus on creating additional comfort for visitors; this entailed installing new seats in all areas of the theatre.

Each year the Theatre Royal hosts over 300 shows which are enjoyed by over 300,000 visitors, this is due to the theatre accommodating the biggest names in dance, drama, music and comedy.

The Theatre Royal plays home to the Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance Company.

If you are planning a visit to Newcastle, or live locally and are seeking a new experience, the Theatre Royal has to one of the best venues in town. Not only does the theatre offer some of the biggest and best shows in the country but also pre-theatre dining, theatre bars, afternoon tea, Artisan Ice Cream along with various programs for individuals to get involved.

You can discover the current and future shows being held at Theatre Royal in Newcastle by visiting their website. If you plan on driving to the Theatre Royal you will be pleased to know that no visitors can park free of charge after 5pm.

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Provider Features

  • In town/city centre - 1
  • No Smoking Attraction - 1


  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Sennheiser infra red. Open captioned, sign language interpreted and audio described performances available on selected shows.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Audio tape, braille and large print season brochures.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Free after 6:30pm


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Buffets to full meals, details on request. Licensed bars on-site.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free - Proof of eligibility must be represented to the box office.
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 1300
  • Min group size - 10
  • Solo accepted - 1
  • Special group rates - Available on request.
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun - 1
  • Marketed Towards Children - 1
  • Marketed Towards Families - 1
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens - 1
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth - 1

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - 4 meeting rooms available.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - 1

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the A167 branch left (signposted Walker, City Centre South, then at Pilgrim Street roundabout take the 4th exit onto Pilgrim Street (signposted Pilgrim Street). Turn left onto Shakespeare Street.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Monument Metro station.


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Opening Times

Open All Year
Box Office (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)

* On Sundays and Bank Holidays the Box Office will be open two hours before a performance.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Thursday, 8th September 2016 - Saturday, 29th October 2016

Mary Poppins at the Theatre Royal
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Wednesday, 1st June 2016 - Sunday, 12th June 2016

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 - Saturday, 7th May 2016

Tom: the story of Tom Jones
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Tuesday, 5th July 2016 - Saturday, 9th July 2016

That's Entertainment
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Monday, 1st August 2016 - Saturday, 6th August 2016

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Tuesday, 17th May 2016 - Saturday, 21st May 2016

Goodnight Mister Tom
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Monday, 23rd May 2016 - Saturday, 28th May 2016

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Monday, 27th June 2016 - Saturday, 2nd July 2016

The 39 Steps
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Sunday, 15th May 2016 - Wednesday, 15th June 2016

Julian Clary
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Tuesday, 26th April 2016 - Friday, 27th May 2016

Nederlands Dans Theatre 2 (NDT2)
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Wednesday, 11th May 2016 - Saturday, 14th May 2016

Swan Lake
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Monday, 20th June 2016 - Saturday, 25th June 2016

Derren Brown: Miracle
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Saturday, 30th April 2016 - Sunday, 1st May 2016

The James Plays
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Wednesday, 1st June 2016 - Saturday, 4th June 2016

13 by Mike Bartlett
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Wednesday, 15th June 2016 - Saturday, 18th June 2016

The Mikado
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Sunday, 26th June 2016 - Sunday, 26th June 2016

Grumpy Old Women
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Tuesday, 12th July 2016 - Saturday, 16th July 2016

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
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Tuesday, 19th July 2016 - Saturday, 23rd July 2016

West Side Story
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Wednesday, 27th July 2016 - Thursday, 28th July 2016

Peppa Pig's Surprise
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Monday, 15th August 2016 - Saturday, 20th August 2016

No Man's Land
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Tuesday, 8th November 2016 - Saturday, 12th November 2016

Beauty and the Beast
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Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 - Sunday, 15th January 2017

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Monday, 23rd January 2017 - Saturday, 28th January 2017

Dirty Dancing
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Tuesday, 14th February 2017 - Saturday, 18th February 2017

Pride and Prejudice
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Friday, 24th February 2017 - Saturday, 25th February 2017

Hadaway Harry
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Monday, 6th March 2017 - Saturday, 11th March 2017

Million Dollar Quartet
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Monday, 13th March 2017 - Saturday, 18th March 2017

Blood Brothers
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Monday, 20th March 2017 - Saturday, 25th March 2017

Not Dead Enough
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Tuesday, 28th March 2017 - Saturday, 15th April 2017

Mamma Mia!
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Monday, 19th June 2017 - Saturday, 24th June 2017

Sister Act
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