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Theatre Royal - Graeme Peacock

About

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 now visitors can park free of charge after 5pm.

Opening Times

Box Office (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday09:0020:00*
Tuesday09:0020:00*
Wednesday10:0020:00*
Thursday09:0020:00*
Friday09:0020:00*
Saturday09:0020:00*
SundayClosed*

* 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

 

 

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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Provider Features

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

Accessibility

  • 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

Catering

  • 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

Video

  • Youtube

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