Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal
100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 6BR
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Theatre Royal

This Grade I Listed theatre moved to it's present site in 1837, however the original interior was destroyed by fire in 1899. The auditorium was remodeled by architect Frank Matcham, reopening in 1901 and benefited from a restoration in 2011.

Over the years many of the world's most famous stage actors have performed at the Theatre Royal including Laurence Olivier, Judy Dench, Orson Welles, Charlton Heston and Ian McKellen. It is the northern home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Opera North, the National Theatre, and the Rambert Dance Company and an audience of over 400,000 theatre goers a year.

The Theatre Royal is only ten minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station and Haymarket Bus Station, or less than one minutes walk from Monument Metro Station.

Events at this venue

There are 23 events at this location

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The Band

  • Written by: Tim Firth

Brand new British musical featuring the songs of Take That, created in association with Britain’s most successful band. Written by Tim Firth The Band tells the story of five 16-year-old girls who are fans of a male pop group. Playing the boy band are Five to Five, the winners of the BBC show Let It Shine.

Tue 3 Apr 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 811 2121

Wed 4 Apr 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 811 2121

Thu 5 Apr 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 811 2121

…and 9 more dates until 14 Apr 2018

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

  • Directed by: Marc Bruni
  • Written by: Gerry Goffin (music & lyrics), Barry Mann (music & lyrics), Cynthia Weil (music & lyrics), Douglas McGrath, Carole King (music & lyrics)

Musical charting the early life and career of the singer-songwriter and her husband Gerry Goffin.

Tue 14 Nov

£23–£49.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 15 Nov

£23–£49.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 16 Nov

£23–£49.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 18 Nov

Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Choreographer, performer and Strictly dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Sun 18 Mar 2018

£19.50–£44.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Cilla the Musical

A new musical celebrating the life and career of Cilla Black.

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£16.50 from, prices may change / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£16.50 from, prices may change / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 1 Mar 2018

£16.50 from, prices may change / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 3 Mar 2018

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Sun 11 Mar 2018

£27.25 / 0844 811 2121

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Sun 11 Mar 2018

£30.31 / 0844 811 2121

Des O'Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck

For anyone old enough to remember the glory days of 1970s Saturday night TV entertainment, this is the dream billing. The two heroes of television, show-business and of the Royal Variety Performance are accompanied by music and video as they reminisce and entertain in the good-natured style of years gone by. Younger…

Sun 5 Nov

£19–£27 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Fat Friends: The Musical

Musical based on Kay Mellor's hit TV show. With West End favourite Jodie Prenger and X Factor winner Sam Bailey.

Tue 23 Jan 2018

£19.50–£48.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 24 Jan 2018

£19.50–£48.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£19.50–£48.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 27 Jan 2018

Gangsta Granny

  • Written by: David Walliams

A stage adaptation of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny book, about a Friday night with Granny that ends up being more exciting than expected. Presented by the Birmingham Stage Company (Horrible Histories).

Wed 30 May 2018

£14.50 from, prices may change, family ticket available / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Thu 31 May 2018

£14.50 from, prices may change, family ticket available / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Fri 1 Jun 2018

£14.50 from, prices may change, family ticket available / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Sat 2 Jun 2018

£14.50 from, prices may change, family ticket available / 0844 811 2121

  • 11:00
  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Jenny Eclair, Judith Holder

Moans and groans from three miserable middle-aged women, based on the successful TV show. Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Lizze Ropper.

Sun 20 May 2018

£29.75 / 0844 811 2121

Hedda Gabler

  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Written by: Henrik Ibsen, Patrick Marber (adapt)

Ivo van Hove directs Patrick Marber's bruising new translation of Henrik Ibsen's drama about a newly married general's daughter, whose relationship is thrown into disarray by the arrival of her husband's academic rival, Eilert. Stars Lizzy Watts, Annabel Bates and Adam Best.

Mon 12 Feb 2018

£17–£39 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Tue 13 Feb 2018

£17–£39 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£17–£39 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 17 Feb 2018

Jersey Boys: The Story Of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

The musical celebrates the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history. Songs include Beggin', Can't Take My Eyes Off You, December 1963 (Oh What A Night) and more.

Tue 31 Jul 2018

£18–£62.50 prices subject to change / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 1 Aug 2018

£18–£62.50 prices subject to change / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 2 Aug 2018

£18–£62.50 prices subject to change / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 11 Aug 2018

The Little Mermaid

Based on the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows for love and the desire to gain a human soul.

Tue 31 Oct

£14.50–£47 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 1 Nov

£14.50–£47 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Thu 2 Nov

£14.50–£47 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 4 Nov

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

  • Written by: Prokofiev (music), Matthew Bourne

Choreographer Matthew Bourne brings to life the story of Cinderella.

Tue 17 Apr 2018

£17.50–£51 prices subject to change; £24.50–£53.50 prices subject to change / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 18 Apr 2018

£17.50–£51 prices subject to change; £24.50–£53.50 prices subject to change / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Thu 19 Apr 2018

£17.50–£51 prices subject to change; £24.50–£53.50 prices subject to change / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 6 more dates until 26 Apr 2018

An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical

Musical based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. With direction by Nikolai Foster, choreography by Kate Prince and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis.

Mon 18 Jun 2018

£26–£55.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Tue 19 Jun 2018

£26–£55.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 20 Jun 2018

£26–£55.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 23 Jun 2018

Opera North: L'Enfant Et Les Sortileges

Ravel's one-act opera, translated as The Child And The Spells, tells the story of a naughty child whose furniture comes to life around him. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Thu 9 Nov

£10.50–£65 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:15

Opera North: Pagliacci

A brand new production of Leoncavallo's over-the-top masterpiece about a jealous husband, his unfaithful wife and her young lover. Directed by Charles Edwards and sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Wed 8 Nov

£6.50–£62 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:15

Sat 11 Nov

£6.50–£62 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:15

Opera North: Trouble In Tahiti / Trial By Jury

Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious courtroom farce, directed by John Savournin. Sung in English.

Fri 10 Nov

£12.50–£62 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:15

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles more observational stuff in his latest show.

Sun 4 Mar 2018

£24.15 / 0844 811 2121

Peter Pan

Record-breaking trio Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward present their latest production of the famous boy from Neverland. Starring Adams in the title role, with Webb and Hayward as Mr & Mrs Smee.

Tue 28 Nov

£19–£35 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Wed 29 Nov

£19–£35 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Thu 30 Nov

£19–£35 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:00
…and 44 more dates until 21 Jan 2018

Ray Mears

The TV survival expert tells stories of his experiences in the wild.

Sun 29 Oct

£28.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Shirley Valentine

Willy Russell's award-winning play about a bored housewife who takes an impromptu trip to Greece whereupon she rediscovers romance and a new awareness of who she really is.

Tue 24 Oct

£14.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 25 Oct

£14.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Thu 26 Oct

£14.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Oct

Unspoken

Bravo 22 Company stage a special performance for Remembrance Sunday in aid of the Royal British Legion.

Sun 12 Nov

£10 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:00

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