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Theatre and Performance in NewcastleGateshead

There is nothing quite like experiencing the theatre. Be spellbound, laugh until you cry and allow your imagination to race with a trip to the theatre in Newcastle and Gateshead.

If you are looking for original productions, new plays and a wide breadth of thought-provoking performances in a more intimate setting, you can take your seat right alongside the stage at Live Theatre on Newcastle’s Quayside.

Discover brand new productions created by their in-house artistic at Northern Stage which has theatre shows for the family as well as productions for theatre-goers who love more experimental performances. Northern Stage also welcomes touring shows from the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre to create a diverse and exciting year-round programme. The independent theatre is famed for its imaginative and immerse children’s theatre productions especially its original Christmas performances.

Enjoy a broad range of theatre shows and concerts including brilliant tribute acts, at Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle, the world’s oldest working Victorian theatre which is also fast becoming Newcastle’s go-to venue for stand-up comedy. Visitors looking for parking near Theatre Royal Newcastle can benefit from the city’s Alive After Five scheme which means parking is free in certain Newcastle car parks, including Dean Street Car Park, after 5pm every day. Monument Metro is less than 5-minute walk from Theatre Royal making an excellent alternative to arriving by car.

Regarded by many as the UK’s finest theatre building, the Grade I listed Theatre Royal on Newcastle’s Grey Street regularly hosts world-class productions from West End musicals to thought-provoking drama as well as its famous pantomime each Christmas.

Theatre lovers visiting Newcastle should take a trip to Alphabetti Theatre which is a small but perfectly formed independent theatre which creates, produces and programmes a truly diverse range of new and original work from emerging artists. Alphabetti Theatre champion local talent in the performing arts and also offer visits a selection of “pay what you feel” performances and events.

A few miles down the road, Sunderland Empire showcases the best West End shows direct from London in their spectacular, Edwardian theatre, while the PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay is just right for an evening of culture after a day at the beach.

The Stand Comedy Club in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is billed as 'the best place for comedy' and it is an ideally intimate venue with a great atmosphere. Make sure you get there early because the food is great too.

Newcastle and Gateshead have it in the can for film buffs, from the brand-new IMAX cinema and entertainment complex at intu Metrocentre Qube to the bijou Star and Shadow Cinema in the Ouseburn valley.

In Newcastle city centre, you can head for The Gate, where you’ll find a multiplex cinema or the beautiful art-deco and independent Tyneside Cinema, one of the oldest surviving newsreel cinemas, where you can enjoy the best new and classic films from around the world in sumptuous style. A recent addition to Newcastle’s cinema offering is Everyman Cinema which shows mainstream, independent films and classic blockbusters as well as running a busy and diverse event calendar.

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  1. Add Alphabetti Theatre to your Itinerary

    Alphabetti Theatre

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    Theatre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    The best kept secret in Newcastle. Alphabetti Theatre is an independent, intimate performance space, bar and second hand bookshop. Alphabetti is a space to experiment, evolve and discover excellence. Producing and playing host to some of the best…

  2. SA Performing Arts Centre

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    Theatre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    The North East's only full time vocational performing arts college, SA Performing Arts Centre (formerly Sage Academy of Performing Arts) was established in October 2001 to provide training at a professional level in all aspects of the performing…

  3. Add Star & Shadow Cinema to your Itinerary

    Star & Shadow Cinema

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    Cinema

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Star & Shadow Cinema is more than a cinema. It is an alternative social, cultural, arts and community hub run by a collective of volunteers.

  4. Add Boulevard to your Itinerary

    Boulevard

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    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Boulevard – Newcastle’s best entertainment venue where Burlesque meets Broadway!

  5. Add People's Theatre to your Itinerary

    People's Theatre

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    Theatre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    The premier amateur theatre company in the North of England and one of the largest and oldest established in the country, opened originally in 1911.

  6. Add The Little Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Little Theatre

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    Theatre

    Gateshead

    The Little Theatre is situated alongside Gateshead's Saltwell Park. Resident company, The Progressive Players, was formed in 1920 and moved into the theatre after it was built in 1943.

  7. Add The Customs House to your Itinerary

    The Customs House

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    Theatre

    South Tyneside

    Gallery, theatre and cinema. Art gallery with a full programme of exhibitions and live performances in 2 theatres and workshops throughout the year.

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