Theatres in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Welcome to the Newcastle Upon Tyne theatre guide, book theatre tickets, find out what's on and all theatre information for O2 Academy 2 Newcastle, The Cluny, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle City Hall, Riverside, Tyne Theatre, The Head Of Steam, St James Park, Cum Ye Inn.
Theatre Royal - Newcastle - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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.
Metro Radio Arena - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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.
O2 Academy 2 Newcastle - Newcastle Upon Tyne
The O2 Academy was a former picture house and is steeped in musical heritage. Hosting the biggest live music artists, weekly club nights and special events with a second venue for the buzzing local live music scene.