About | Theatre Royal
Opened in February 1837, the Grade I listed Theatre Royal remains one of the most historic, cultural landmarks in the country and continues to dominate the heart of Newcastle’s Grainger Town. The Theatre Royal is one of the most famous theatres in the country and in its 175 year history has played host to the biggest names in dance, drama, music and comedy.
The Theatre Royal presents over 380 performances to over 300,000 people each year and is the regional home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance Company. Its status and reputation as one of the finest theatres in the UK ensures it is a key date in the touring calendar of some of the world’s leading theatre companies; performances include the biggest and brightest West End musicals, thought provoking drama from the world’s leading playwrights, contemporary dance from internationally acclaimed choreographers - not to mention the North’s favourite pantomime, attracting more than 70,000 people.
It is the Theatre Royal’s aim to deliver performances that will inspire, challenge and above all entertain.
Bringing entertainment and inspiration to Newcastle and the North East by providing a diverse programme of the highest quality live theatre and the performing arts for all the people of Newcastle and the North East
To find out more about us, view our most recent Annual Report here
We look forward to welcoming you to the Theatre Royal.
ps The New Short History of the Theatre Royal - is now on sale!
Written by popular local history author Vanessa Histon, it tells the story of the Theatre and the many great performers associated with it, from 1788 to the present day. Richly illustrated in full-colour. Available at the Box Office for £6.99 (20% off for Friends) or buy online here.