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 22 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 from, prices subject to change / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 15 Nov

£23 from, prices subject to change / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 16 Nov

£23 from, prices subject to change / 0844 811 2121

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

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

Crazy For You

George Gershwin's multi-award winning musical set in the 1930s about the budding romance between Bobby, the son of a wealthy New York banker, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Starring Caroline Flack and Tom Chambers.

Tue 12 Sep

£17.50–£48.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 13 Sep

£17.50–£48.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 14 Sep

£17.50–£48.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 16 Sep

Dave Johns: Get Up Stand Up

Stand up and improv from Dave Johns.

Sun 1 Oct

£19.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

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

Driving Miss Daisy

The story by Alfred Uhry of the Jewish widow and the African-American chauffeur set across the course of a 25 year backdrop of prejudice, inequality and civil unrest. Starring Sian Phillips and Derek Griffith.

Mon 2 Oct

£14.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Tue 3 Oct

£14.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 4 Oct

£14.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 7 Oct

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

Grease

  • Directed by: Arlene Phillips (choreographer)
  • Written by: Jim Jacobs

The classic romantic musical, set in an American high school in the '50s.

Mon 16 Oct

£16.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Tue 17 Oct

£16.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 18 Oct

£16.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 21 Oct

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. Casting to be announced.

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

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Sun 22 Oct

£19.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

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

Phone for availability / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 1 Nov

Phone for availability / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Thu 2 Nov

Phone for availability / 0844 811 2121

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

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

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

Ray Mears: Born To Go Wild

The wildlife adventurer and TV presenter talks about his career and passion for exploring the wilderness.

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.

Mon 23 Oct

£14.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Tue 24 Oct

£14.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 25 Oct

£14.50 from / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 28 Oct

Sunset Boulevard

  • Directed by: Lonny Price
  • Written by: Don Black (lyrics)

Glenn Close stars as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film.

Mon 9 Oct

Times to be confirmed / See website for prices / 0844 811 2121

Tue 10 Oct

Times to be confirmed / See website for prices / 0844 811 2121

Wed 11 Oct

Times to be confirmed / See website for prices / 0844 811 2121

…and 3 more dates until 14 Oct

Trouble in Tahiti and Trial by Jury

Two musical theatre classics are brought together as part of Opera North's all-new Little Greats season of double bills.

Fri 10 Nov

£12.50–£62 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:15

Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace: Tango Moderno

The two stars of Strictly Come Dancing, who have been dance partners for over two decades, fuse ballroom, Latin and Argentine tango to create a modern interpretation of the sensual dance.

Tue 26 Sep

£20.50–£45.50; £17.50–£37.50; £24.50–£51.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Wed 27 Sep

£20.50–£45.50; £17.50–£37.50; £24.50–£51.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Thu 28 Sep

£20.50–£45.50; £17.50–£37.50; £24.50–£51.50 / 0844 811 2121

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

Young Frankenstein

  • Directed by: Susan Stroman
  • Written by: Thomas Meehan, Mel Brooks (music & lyrics)

Susan Stroman directs Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film.

Sat 26 Aug

£19.50–£55 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Sun 27 Aug

£19.50–£55 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30

Mon 28 Aug

£19.50–£55 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:30
…and 12 more dates until 9 Sep

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