Tyne Theatre Tour NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE - Tickets
Restrictions & advisory notes:
Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access. Tour includes lots of steps and comfortable shoes are recommended.
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The theatre was built in 1867 by industrialist and politician, Joseph Cowen - at his own cost and with his own bricks. It was a time of heavy industry when life was hard and when the warmth, light and escapism of the theatre answered a major need for the workers. The Tyne Theatre and Opera House was built especially for those people.
The Grade I listed building is a unique creation of that era. With its lavish auditorium, outstanding acoustics and original Victorian understage machinery, the Tyne Theatre produced entertainment that amazed the audiences of the time and brought them back asking for more.
The one hour tour of the building will explore all areas, including the understage, backstage and many other secret areas never seen on a normal visit. Your tour guide will reveal the theatre’s fascinating history, and highlight tales of its stars, its shows and even its ghosts.