Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle

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Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle
117 Westgate Road,
NE1 4AG Newcastle

Venue information

Venue Information

The Tyne Theatre and Opera House is a Grade 1 listed theatre, rated “in the top 4% of listed buildings” by English Heritage and is afforded a three star (the highest) rating by the Theatres Trust, “a very fine theatre of the highest theatrical and architectural quality”.

The importance of the architectural and theatrical heritage of the building is also recognised by The Associated of Historic Theatres in Europe and OISTAT (the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Technicians and Architects).

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 Limited Company is the Preservation Trust’s subsidiary. Together with the operating company, the Trustees of the Tyne Theatre & Opera House Preservation Trust are committed to restoring the theatre to its former glory and raising the necessary funds to ensure that its heritage is sustained for future generations.

The venue offers the best in music, comedy and theatre.

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Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle
3.8 (6 Reviews)
Acoustics & sight lines
On-site service

Selected reviews for this venue:

Jane Cooper, 08/04/17
copacabana (08/04/17) - Absolutely fantastic
I booked tickets for 2, for my mam and wondering if there would be someone else to go as I didnt think I would enjoy it, but boy was I wrong. It was absolutely spectacular. I wanted to come back for the 19.00 showing haha, but obviously I couldnt have lol. It was amazing and I enjoyed every last part of the show. Well done everybody who took part. I was glued to the stage. :)
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.
Address: Tyne Theatre & Opera House
117 Westgate Road, NE1 4AG Newcastle
Public transport
Take a local bus or Metro service to either St James Park or the Central Station and the Tyne Theatre & Opera House is approximately 2-3 minutes walk away. All public transport information is available from the Nexus website, or traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

By road
Tyne Theatre & Opera House is located on the Westgate Road – next to Tilly’s Bar and The Bodega – facing the City wall at the end of Stowell Street.


Grainger Town multi story car park is open 24hrs, parking is free after 5pm Monday to Saturday and after 6pm on Sunday. There is free on-street parking on Westgate Road, Waterloo Street & near the Discovery after 6.30pm. There are Blue Badge Holder spaces at all locations.

Park for free after 5pm in 7 multi-storey car parks across Newcastle City Centre Monday to Saturday. Click here for more information.


General Information

Tyne Theatre & Opera House stalls are fully accessible for wheelchair and mobile aid users with ramps in foyer/box office entrance and to Bistro Bar.

Wheelchair user spaces are limited to four per show, please contact 0191 243 1171 to book these seats. Due to the age of the theatre, we do not have a lift to higher levels.

There is an accessible toilet at the back of the Stalls, there are other toilet facilities on all levels.

Accessible Seating Tickets

To better accommodate your needs, the Tyne Theatre & Opera House has requested that all accessible seating ticket accommodations be solicited only through their representatives. Please contact the Tyne Theatre & Opera House box office on 0191 260 6066 for further help with your ticket purchase. Advance ticket purchase may be required.

For those with difficulty operating a telephone, please email accessibility@smgnewcastle.co.uk.Please note this email address is only for patrons who cannot operate a telephone – all other enquiries should be made via the number above


If pregnant, we strongly advise that you discuss the situation with your GP and take their advice, as well as considering the following:

  • The type of event, i.e. heavy rock concert with lots of bass/vibration
  • Crowds – the type of audience, i.e. lots of movement and jumping around
  • Whether the event is standing or seated. Standing is not recommended for anyone pregnant
Please take into account the noise and crowds that come with the type of event that you wish to attend.