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Theatre and Performance in NewcastleGateshead

The North East is a thriving cultural region with an abundance of amazing cinemas and theatres in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle's oldest and most-loved independent cinema, offers film fanatics a huge choice of new releases and classic movies. Housed in a beautiful art deco building on Pilgrim Street, the recently renovated property also includes a stylish bar cafe.

For those who want something a little more mainstream, head to The Gate Cinema Newcastle or The Odeon, Gateshead at intu Metrocentre, where you can enjoy films in stunning 3D IMAX. And if you're looking for smaller and more quirkier shows, try the Side Cinema or the Star and Shadow Cinema - two independent venues ran by city volunteers who love Newcastle cinema.

The Theatre Royal Newcastle, regional home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Sunderland Empire, often referred to as the West End of the North, provide the region with world-renowned shows and performances such as The Lion King, Wicked and Top Hat.

For something a little different in the heart of the city visit Northern Stage, where fresh and relevant productions of modern classics have helped build a strong national reputation. Or perhaps take a trip to the Live Theatre on Newcastle Quayside, where their strong regional identity is represented on the stage.

In the neighbouring towns you'll also find smaller venues such as South Shield's Custom House, which also has a cinema and gallery, and the hi-tech Whitley Bay Playhouse, where developing regional talent provides truly intimate and original performances.

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  1. Add Shine at Live Theatre to your Itinerary

    Shine at Live Theatre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    2 May 2019to11 May 2019

    Meet Princess. A cheeky 10 year old, with a plan to win the Weston-super-Mare Beauty Contest. Trouble is, her mum is busy working several jobs, her brother, a budding photographer, won’t even take her picture and then – The Hustler returns.

  2. Add The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil at Live Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil at Live Theatre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    From:
    12 June 2019to22 June 2019

    From the highland clearances to the oil boom, this is the universal tale of how the greed of a few blights the lives of the many. 

    Add a generous dose of Scottish rebellion and irreverence. Throw in some live music and a riotous ceilidh -...

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  3. Add Friendsical at Northern Stage to your Itinerary

    Friendsical at Northern Stage

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    From:
    3 Sept 2019to7 Sept 2019

    A new parody musical inspired by the iconic TV show Friends comes to Northern Stage in Newcastle in September 2019. Tickets go on general sale on Thursday 23 May 2019.

    When Ross’ wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find...

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  4. Add Grease at Sunderland Empire to your Itinerary

    Grease at Sunderland Empire

    Sunderland

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    30 July 2019to3 Aug 2019

    Grease is the word! The world’s best-loved musical comes back to Sunderland Empire! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before, this brand-new production of Grease is direct from a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Leicester Curve.

    ...

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  5. Add Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire to your Itinerary

    Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire

    Sunderland

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    From:
    23 July 2019to27 July 2019

    The smash hit musical Rock of Ages comes to the UK for one week only and will be at Sunderland Empire from 23 - 27 July 2019.

    Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Winner Kevin Clifton will play the lead role of ‘Stacee Jaxx’. The internationally renowned...

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  6. Add Westlife: The Twenty Tour at Utilita Arena to your Itinerary

    Westlife: The Twenty Tour at Utilita Arena

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    From:
    31 May 2019to31 May 2019
    From:
    1 June 2019to1 June 2019

    The UK's top selling album group of the 21st century, Westlife, will be touring the UK and Ireland for the first time in seven years! Celebrate their 20th Anniversary at Utilita Arena Newcastle on Friday 31 May 2019.

    The shows will see the...

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  7. Add What's Love Got To Do With It: A Tribute to Tina Turner at Sunderland Empire to your Itinerary

    What's Love Got To Do With It: A Tribute to Tina Turner at Sunderland Empire

    Sunderland

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    From:
    21 July 2019to21 July 2019

    What's Love Got To Do With It? is the joyous new show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner and you can sing along at Sunderland Empire this July 2019. 

    Brought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely...

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  8. Add The Carpenters Story at Sunderland Empire to your Itinerary

    The Carpenters Story at Sunderland Empire

    Sunderland

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    From:
    20 July 2019to20 July 2019

    The Carpenters Story will be performed at Sunderland Empire on Saturday 20 July 2019. This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that...

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  9. Add The Isle of Brimsker: Where The Waves Meet The Rock at Northern Stage to your Itinerary

    The Isle of Brimsker: Where The Waves Meet The Rock at Northern Stage

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    29 Apr 2019to30 Apr 2019

    A lighthouse keeper lives alone on a desolate outcrop surrounded by stormy seas. Change is on the horizon but not in the form she expects. One day a runaway lands on the shore and together they face the inevitable.

    A new multi-sensory story from...

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  10. Add ABBA Mania at Sunderland Empire to your Itinerary

    ABBA Mania at Sunderland Empire

    Sunderland

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    From:
    19 July 2019to19 July 2019

    ABBA Mania hits the stage at Sunderland Empire on Friday 19 July 2019. It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music! ABBA Mania is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute...

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