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Address: 117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG, England
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+44 844 249 1000

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, previously the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre,...

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, previously the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, is now under new management and ran by Tyne Theatre & Opera House Limited.

The Theatre offers the best in Music, Comedy and Theatre and is a Grade 1 listed theatre rated in the top 4% of listed buildings by English Heritage and has been afforded a the three star rating, the highest available, by the Theatres Trust, branded as "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 Association of Historic Theatres in Europe and OISTAT (the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Technicians and Architects). The Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust became the freehold owner of the building in 2008.

Located in the centre of Newcastle, the Tyne Theatre & Opera House 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.

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Step back in Tyne

The Tyne theatre is 150 years old and nothing much has changed in that time . The auditorium is a detailed delight of extravagant decoration, and the atmosphere welcoming with... read more

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Bangor.N Ireland
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Durham, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took our young grand-daughter for the Easter Panto - Wizard of Oz. Sorry, but this was not great entertainment unless you believe the lead actor is funny while making fun ( twice ) of Gareth Gates and his speech impediment and then mocking Ozzie Osbourne's well known problems. That, along with crude jokes which many kids aged 9 and over... More 

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Bangor.N Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tyne theatre is 150 years old and nothing much has changed in that time . The auditorium is a detailed delight of extravagant decoration, and the atmosphere welcoming with an air of genteel amatuer determination. The show we saw was an Easter pantomime with all the jokes and audience participation that the genre demands. If the auditorium retains its... More 

Thank Reganlefay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see Copa on Wednesday and just wanted to say thankyou for a great show, you were all smashing! Just a shame it wasnt better attended but the atmosphere was still good.As a Barry Manilow fan you did him proud!!The reason I gave this a 4 rating and not a 5 was not because of the show but I... More 

Thank vegas36
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice theatre with a lot of character and history. We've visited here quite a few times and find the theatre is well located to china town and parking. As some of the other reviews say, legroom is a bit limited so you need to pick where you sit carefully. Other than that it's a good little place.

Thank Pablo F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked forward to our night at this theatre, to see the Elvis story and we weren't disappointed it was a fabulous show,unfortunately our night was spoilt by two inconsiderate adults who insisted on taking photos on their mobile the whole night,not only photos they then proceeeded to text and go on face book,I wouldn't have objected to the odd... More 

Thank Maz009
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little venue which I love visiting. I have seen 2-3 comedians here and the little victorian feel to where they perform makes for a fantastic experience. I always consider coming back when I can.

Thank toonbhoy16
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I attended a talk by the explorer and documentary-maker Levison Wood at the Tyne Theatre. We drove down from Dundee and absolutely loved it. The acoustics in the theatre are spot-on and the ornate decor and set-up are a delight. I'd definitely go back for another event at The Tyne Theatre.

Thank Ross M
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Visited the Tyne Theatre not for a performance but for a tour which was very interesting. It involves a talk on the history of the building along with for example going on and underneath the stage and seeing the various workings of the trapdoors as well as hearing various anecdotes.

Thank Ian M
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I visited here with my husband for the Brendan Healy tribute which was absolutely fantastic. The seats aren't the most comfortable but when you are engrossed in what you are watching it doesn't really matter. Drinks are quite expensive and I would probably go for a drink in the pub next door in future. At the interval there were only... More 

Thank Andrea S
Old Penshaw, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We visited the theatre on Sunday 12th Feb 2017 to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert. I had with me my 89 year old Mam who is Disabled. We were able to park directly outside the Theatre and they have a ramp just inside to get you to the Stalls. There is not much leg room between the seats but... More 

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