The Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust is an independent charity and we receive no funding. We rely on our share of tickets sales; we only keep a small proportion of ticket income which pays for the running of the theatre.

Like the other great Grade 1 Listed buildings of Britain, costs of conservation at the Theatre are high, as is ensuring that the building itself as well as our productions are accessible to all.  But alongside the programme of plays, musicals, opera and ballet, and of course our pantomime, we run extensive community, education and participation activities.

All this work needs constant financial support. As an independent charitable trust our future depends on you. However large or small, your gift will make a difference – you will help to maintain the great tradition that is the Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Poem generously voiced by Theatre Royal Friends’ patron, Jill Halfpenny.

There are different ways you can donate to the Theatre Royal. These Acts of Kindness will help us keep going during these difficult times.
Act I ‘Give a little, give a lot’
A donation however large or small will help see us through these difficult times and ensure we are here for future generations. Donate here.

Act II ‘Let’s be friends’
Join the Friends of Theatre Royal to save money on future shows and help to ensure that we can always be here for you. Join here.

Act III ‘Sit on thy throne’
You can name a seat in the auditorium and leave a lasting legacy of your support for this great venue. Find out more.
Gift Aid

Use Gift Aid and you can make your donation worth more. For every £1 you donate, we will be able to claim an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue. A £10 donation could be worth £12.50. Imagine what a difference that could make, and it doesn’t cost you a thing.


Registered Charity No: 504473