For more than 175 years Newcastle Theatre Royal has welcomed some of the world’s finest writers, directors and performers onto its historic stage. The theatre presents the best in touring theatre, offering everything from drama to musicals, comedy to opera and ballet and its nationally renowned, record-breaking pantomime. The Theatre has established two separate funds to support educational work and the upkeep of the theatre building.

The Education Fund
Our Education team offers a wide range of education and participation projects for the benefit of schools and the local community. Our experienced actors and practitioners work creatively on a wide range of projects across the performing arts, appealing to any age or ability, from curriculum work with school pupils, people with special needs, aspiring professionals and the elderly.  This is valuable work which can only continue with your support.

The Restoration Fund
The theatre has undergone an extensive restoration programme in recent years, but the upkeep of such an important and historic building is never ending and we must continue to ensure the region’s most loved theatre continues to be appealing and comfortable, and attract audiences. The cost of maintaining the building to a high standard is extremely expensive and only possible with support.

We need your support
I am asking you to remember your love and passion for live theatre and to leave something to the Theatre Royal in your will.  Once the needs of your close family and friends are met, a gift left in your will is a wonderful way to help secure the building and its work for future generations.  We are a registered charity and receive no revenue funding; your gift will allow us to entertain and inspire future generations in the magnificent setting that has given you joy over the years.
Philip Bernays, Chief Executive


Keep theatre alive
Your legacy will be greatly appreciated and valued.

There are many ways that you can choose to remember the Theatre Royal in your Will.  You can either leave a set sum, a percentage of your estate or a specific item (no matter how big or small).  If you are considering leaving a legacy to the Theatre Royal, please complete the form attached on the back of the Legacy flyer here

The Theatre Royal is a registered charity, this means your gift will be exempt from Inheritance Tax and the full amount you choose to give will benefit the Theatre Royal.

If you would like to discuss the various kinds of gifts that you could include in your Will, we suggest you contact your solicitor. These are the details you will need: 

Registered name: Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust Limited 
Registered address: Grey Street, Newcastleupon Tyne NE1 6BR
Charity No: 504473