Cancellation of performances:
We would like to reassure our customers that we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The advice from Government is that theatres should close and accordingly Newcastle Theatre Royal is cancelling a number of performances.

All customers who have tickets for a cancelled performance will be contacted with an offer of a full refund or credit note. As we do not store card details at the point of purchase, all refund requests need to be processed over the phone. Our Box Office team are working tirelessly to contact customers as soon as possible but please be advised that it may take a number of weeks until you receive a call. In order to help us speed up this process, if possible, please log in to your account via our website and check we have an up-to-date daytime phone number for you.

Please note, our Box Office is open for outgoing calls only at present. Online booking is still available for many performances. You can contact us via email at and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note, we will only be able to respond to urgent enquiries.

We appreciate this is a testing and anxious time for many people, including us, but we ask that you please bear with us as we do our best.

We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic and the effect it will have on our upcoming schedule of performances. Please check this page regularly for further updates over the coming weeks.

We are very grateful for your support and hope to see you in the not too distant future.

For further guidance, please read our responses to FAQs here.
Covid-19 Theatre Royal update:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Newcastle Theatre Royal will remain closed until 24 November 2020.

If you have a booking that will be affected by this closure, you do not need to do anything. Rest assured we will contact you over the coming months when we have more information regarding your show.

Our egg-ceptional pantomime, Humpty Dumpty, will go ahead as planned; we are carefully monitoring developments but we absolutely hope to crack a few yolks this Christmas.  We’ll all need it!   

Our team are exceedingly busy at present and are down to skeleton staff due to the majority of our staffing being placed on Furlough. If you have contacted us via email, we ask for your patience; it will be a number of weeks until you hear from us. We are currently prioritising enquiries regarding shows scheduled up until 4 July.

We have contacted all customers regarding the cancellation and/or rescheduling of the following performances. If you have not received an email or letter, please check your junk mail before emailing; be sure to include a contact telephone number on your email. Once you have indictated your refund preference from the outlined options, our Box Office team will call you to process this, which may take a number of weeks. For customers who booked tickets online, we may be able to process your refund automatically without calling you, if this is the case you will receive confirmation via email.
  • RSC season
  • Rambert
  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie
  • Acosta Danza
  • Carrying David
  • Remembering the Oscars
  • On Your Feet
  • Matthew Bourne's Red Shoes
  • A Monster Calls
  • Oi Frog & Friends
  • Some Mothers Do Ave Em
  • Educating Rita
  • Here Come the Boys (rescheduled)
  • Sister Act (rescheduled)
  • Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
  • The Guilty Feminist
  • Quiz
  • The Mousetrap
  • We Will Rock You (rescheduled)
  • SIX (rescheduled)
  • Once
  • Book of Mormon (rescheduled)
  • The Drifters Girl (rescheduled)
  • The Commitments (rescheduled)

The following performances are also cancelled and we are working to reschedule as many as possible. We will contact ticket holders with more information in the coming weeks; at least a week in advance of the performance date.
  • Billionaire Boy
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Peppa Pig - Best Day Ever

Further cancellations are expected and will we continue to update customers accordingly.
Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this difficult situation.

Stay safe.