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Welcome to Theatre Royal,
Newcastle upon Tyne

Welcome to the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, family friendly shows, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance – and (we think) the best Pantomime in the country!

Welcome to one of the finest and most historic theatres in the UK, built in 1837 and, following a devastating fire, reconstructed in 1901, a Grade 1 listed landmark!

Welcome to the warmest of welcomes – 365,000 people a year can’t be wrong!

Welcome to the Theatre Royal for inspiration and entertainment!

The New Short History of the Theatre Royal, richly illustrated in full colour, is now onsale online click here!




Our Box Office system will be off-line today from 8pm until approximately 12am midnight, which means that during this period we will be unable to process any ticket sales, either online or by telephone.  This is to allow for essential IT maintenance. 


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Mon 28 Jul - Sat 2 Aug

Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this internationally acclaimed smash-hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

Cast to include Gavin Spokes in the central role of loveable chancer, Francis Henshall, a role he previously played in the West End production, Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras) as Charlie Clench, Jasmyn Banks (EastEnders, Life of Riley) as Pauline Clench and Emma Barton (EastEnders, Spooks) as Dolly.

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Mon 1 - Sat 6 Sept

The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre – with over 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of.

To celebrate 60 incredible years on stage Mousetrap is now on tour, giving you a once in a life-time opportunity to see this masterpiece here at Newcastle Theatre Royal!

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Direct from the West End and Broadway the feel-good international hit sensation PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal for two weeks only!Winner of 4 WhatsOnStage.com awards, including Best New Musical, and based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they had ever dreamed of.
One of the world’s greatest stars; one of the world’s greatest playwrights and one of the greatest plays of the nineties – Things We Do For Love will undoubtedly be one of the theatrical highlights of the year.
In a wonderfully imaginative set, a bedroom farce develops into something more complex as two adversaries fall head over heels in lust... This is Alan Ayckbourn at the peak of his art, making hilarity and ingenuity from the things we do for love.
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