The Theatre Royal is a Grade I listed building situated on Grey Street in Newcastle upon Tyne. It was designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green as part of Richard Grainger's grand design for the centre of Newcastle, and was opened on 20 February 1837 with a performance of The Merchant of Venice. The theatre hosts a variety of shows, including ballet, contemporary dance, drama, musicals and opera. The Royal Shakespeare Company visits annually, and considers the Theatre Royal its northern base. The Christmas pantomime is also very popular.
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House is a Grade 1 listed building and is both beautiful and functional, with a capacity of 100 up to 1100. It has played host to an assortment of events from opera to theatre shows, from comedy to pantomimes, concerts to conferences. Back in January 2015 the theatre was given a new lease of life when a new operating company, Tyne Theatre & Opera House Ltd was set up to operate and manage the business.
The Newcastle Metro Radio Arena is situated on Arena Way near the river Tyne in Newcastle, and is accessible via Newcastle Central rail station. Built in 1995, this 11,000 capacity seat venue was the brainchild of one-time Animals bassist and manager of Jimi Hendrix Chas Chandler and his partner Nigel Stanger.
The opening of the Arena was celebrated with a basketball tournament, followed by a concert by music legend David Bowie a few days later. Among the most notable performers and shows to have graced the venue’s enormous stage since then are Oasis, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Rod Stewart, Kylie, Elton John, Coldplay, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Rihanna, Take That, Kings of Leon, Kasabian, Il Divo, Michael Buble, Peter Kay and the UK tours of Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables.
Newcastle City Hall prides itself on showcasing the finest acts from around the world. The City Hall has become a venue for orchestras, rock and pop bands, and comedy acts, as well as for celebrity recitals, talks and civic functions.
Formerly known as the Newcastle Playhouse, Northern Stage is the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England and regarded as one of the top-ten UK producing theatres. The venue has been completely redesigned, doubling in size to accommodate three very different performance spaces.
The O2 Academy Newcastle formerly the Carling Academy Newcastle is a music venue in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was opened on October 14 2005 to an evening headlined by Sunderland band The Futureheads. The venue was converted from a bingo hall in the summer of 2005 at a cost of four million pounds. Its two-level auditorium has a capacity of almost 2,000 standing and seating.
Live Theatre Company was founded on Tyneside in 1973. Its work has a strong regional identity, and aims to attract new audiences to its friendly and informal theatre space. Live Theatre has opened its doors again after an impressive £5.5m renovation. This redevelopment has joined together 4 historic,listed buildings to create a beautiful 21st century new writing theatre for the region. Live Theatre explores ideas in new writing and thus creates and presents work that is challenging, popular and relevant.
Jumpin' Jack's is a brand new music venue, located above the famous corner bar of Clayton Street, The Dog And Parrot - right in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. JJ's plays host to some of the very best up-and-coming live bands, locally and nationally.
The premier amateur theatre company in the North of England and one of the largest and oldest established in the country. Every show they do is produced entirely by its own members - on stage, backstage and front of house. Above all the People’s is a theatre run by and for its members and is open to anyone who wants to become involved.