The Tyne Theatre Newcastle

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The Tyne Theatre Newcastle
105 Westgate Road,
NE1 4AG Newcastle

Venue information

The venue is now operated by SMG, and is sponsored by Mill Volvo. SMG also operate and own the Metro Radio Arena and manage the PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay. SMG prides itself on employing local staff within its venues who know the area and its people, and using local suppliers and services to help support the local economy.

Located in the centre of Newcastle the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre is easily accessible by the city's varied public transport systems. There is a choice of off-street parking nearby and a wealth of restaurants, shops, hotels and local amenities.

SMG Europe have negotiated a 15 year lease agreement for the Grade 1 listed Tyne Theatre Auditorium and Bistro Bar. A new Naming Sponsor has also been secured for the theatre, which has been renamed the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre. This marks a new era for the region's best loved entertainment venue, and the oldest working Victorian Theatre in the World.

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The Tyne Theatre Newcastle
3.6 (5 Reviews)
Acoustics & sight lines
On-site service

Selected reviews for this venue:

JustIbiza, 17/11/14
It would have been better if they had some music in the bar area before the show there was no atmosphere - next time I will go to the bar next door until it´s time to go to seats - they probably loose a lot of revenue because of this.
Squeeze (17/11/14) - Difford & Tillbrook - The at odds couple
I have seen Squeeze live several times (back in the day) and I am a big fan of their music - which obviously helps if you are going to a gig ! This At Odds couple tour is presented as a storytelling/question & answer session ... but dont be put off because it works ! Tillbrooks accoustic guitar solos were amazing and Diffords lyrics were still fresh in everyones memory - how is it I can remember every word to their songs but forget what I went upstairs for ? In sumary 10/10 a Fantastic gig made even better by getting the chance to meet them at the end of the show - just wish I had brought my LP´s with me to get them signed but I got a photo which I will treasure. I hope it´s not too long before they tour together again !!! x
Me, 06/10/14
Charles Ross (06/10/14) - One Man Lord of the Rings
Very good entertainment. An hour and a half rattle through the 3 Lord of the Rings books/films. All characters played by Charles Ross with some superb voices and plenty of jokes thrown in on the subtext. No props, just him and the telling of the stories in his own way, sticking to the plot but summarising and quoting it. We had children there, 9 and 12, it is suitable for children and adults and the children found it as funny as we did. There is an interval at the end of the performance and he then goes on to talk about himself and Q&A for as long as anyone wants and if you can be bothered to stay. I didnt think he could keep it entertaining for 90 minutes given that it is just him, no costumes etc but he did and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a laugh and likes the films/books, not just the trainspotters.
nothappyreviewer, 21/07/14
seating was too small, not enough leg room for an adult. we were in the front row of the grand circle. it was a great view but so uncomforatbale due to the space allocated for leg room
Rhys Darby (21/07/14) - Poor
Very disappointed. He was on for 5 mins then went off for 30 mins as a comedic singing double act came on which were dreadful. He then came back on to announce a 15 min interval. after the interval he came back on with bizarre and mostly unfunny stories. Total waste of money and not recommended
Address: The Tyne Theatre
105 Westgate Road, NE1 4AG Newcastle
Public transport
Public Transport
Take a local bus or Metro service to either St James Park or the Central Station and the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre is approximately 2-3 minutes walk away. All public transport information is available from the Nexus website or traveline on 0871 200 22 33.


Car Parking
As the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre is situated in the City Centre there is limited parking . However as it is now managed by SMG Europe, who also manage the Metro Radio Arena, there will be car parking ‘free of charge’ in the Arena Car Park. Even when an event is taking place at the Arena, simply show your event tickets for the Theatre, and you will be admitted to the car park free.

To get to this car park take the A184 signposted ‘City Centre’ from the A1 and follow the A189 over the Redheugh bridge. Follow the signs to the Arena Car Park.

Alternatively, the Grainger Town Car Park is also located close to the Theatre.


Disability Information

Request Accessible Seating Tickets
To better accommodate your needs, the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre has requested that all accessible seating ticket accommodations be solicited only through their representatives. Please contact Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre representative for further help with your ticket purchase.* Advance ticket purchase may be required.

For those with difficulty operating a telephone please email Please note this email address is only for patrons who cannot operate a telephone, all other enquiries should be made via the booking hotline.

*Box office information is subject to change. Telephone Number: 0191 260 6066

Pregnant Ladies Attending Concerts:
Before attending a concert or event at the Arena you should carry out your own risk assessment.

We strongly advise that you discuss the situation with your GP and take his/her advice; you should consider the following:

The type of event i.e. heavy rock concert with lots of bass/vibration Crowds, i.e. the type of audience i.e. lots of movement and jumping around Standing/seating concerts. Standing is not recommended for pregnant ladies Please take into account the noise and crowds that come with the type of concert/event that you wish to attend when making your decision.