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Address: 117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG, England
Phone Number: +44 844 249 1000
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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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Lovely old theatre

I enjoyed the nutcracker ballet with a friend at this lovely old listed building nice decor but a little tired looking as are the bar areas, I wanted a still mineral water they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Isobel R
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Appalling sight lines meant the entire first half was unable to see half of the stage.. Paid £30 each to see half a ballet. Eventually got moved for second half but no refund offered. Never going back

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Wallsend-on-Tyne, null, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic theatre in Newcastle The interior of the theatre is superb one of the best theatrical venues you will ever go to And has it's pick of shows, music, comedy and traditional theatre

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Thank Gary I
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The radiators were on full blast. The temperature was unbelievable adding to what was a dismal experience all round. In the bar I asked for coffee and was told to move to the other side of the room where there was a smaller bar selling coffee. Next thing I know, someone else asks for coffee and the barman goes and... More 

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England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had the pleasure of attending An Evening With Sir Roger Moore. We enjoyed what we heard of the interview which gave us an insight into his life and career. Unfortunately due to late arrivals, others getting up and down to go to bar/toilets and the floor creaking constantly it was hard to concentrate on the dialogue.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was so looking forward to watching the Nutcracker by the Russian ballet troup tonight, in an old Victorian venue I hadn't been to before. I suppose one could say that it definitely has many original features. So original it almost needs condemning! My poor 76 year old Mum and gammy knees ( having been a ballet dancer ) struggled up... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the nutcracker ballet with a friend at this lovely old listed building nice decor but a little tired looking as are the bar areas, I wanted a still mineral water they only had fizzy .. no big deal but taste totally different also all the drinks were sold in plastic cups which is really irritating not very graceful... More 

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Thank Isobel R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for "An Evening with Sir Roger Moore". The building shows real signs of age and decline, missing plaster and very uncomfortable seating. Perhaps to be expected in such an old building. But the gents toilets were unbelievable, basic and I am afraid totally unacceptable in the 21st Century. Loved the show but the fabric of the building and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to see the 4 Tunes here on 30th Sep. They were AMAZING! The theatre is beautiful! So ornate and majestic. It is getting a little tired but you can see how magnificent it is. We were in row C in the stalls and there was lots of legroom.

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Heacham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were delighted we were able to come here while on hol nearby, the interior has to be seen to be believed, it is fabulous! All the staff we encountered were great. Seats comfy. All good!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great venue, much bigger than I expected! Lovely bars available for refreshments including snacks. Able to go to the bar before the show started which was a nice break from queueing. Even picked up a leaflet to see what is going to be on in the future.

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