The Theatre Royal, is a spectacular Grade I listed building, situated in the middle of Newcastle City Centre, next to Grey’s Monument and Eldon Square Shopping Centre. The building it’s self from the outside is a breathtaking view and worth the visit, even if you’re not going inside!
The theatre has been around a long time, and first opened on 20th February 1837 with a performance of The Merchant of Venice. Following a performance of William Shakespeare‘s play Macbeth, a huge fire destroyed the whole interior of the building in 1899. It had its interior redesigned and reopened on 31 December 1901. Externally, the building is exactly as it was when it was first built, and is still looking beautiful.
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 Pantomine is also a very popular show, with a different show on every year, this year’s show is Snow White.
In a year the theatre will typically have 30 to 35 visiting shows. In 2015 the visiting shows include: Sister Act, Annie, Oklahoma, Shrek the Musical, To Kill a Mockingbird, Frozen Sing-a-Long, and britains favorite publican, Al Murray!
You can also be a part of Faulty Towers – Where a winsome trio serve a 3-course meal in a pop-up restaurant in the theatre
To book tickets for upcoming shows, click here!
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