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The cast of pinocchio



Running time: 2hrs 10mins (including interval)
Contains strobe lighting.
This is a family show with bangs and flashes, a couple of scary moments, a bit of panto innuendo (never intended to offend) – and some very old jokes!
Concessions: Children (16 years and under) £2 off any performance*; Family tickets (3-6 people) available on selected performances (see below for details); Group discounts for groups of 10+, contact Group Sales for more information; Senior performance Wed 3 Jan, 2pm, £2 off for retired patrons*
Relaxed perf: Wed 10 Jan, 12 noon

Babes in Arms tickets are available at checkout for children under 3 years of age for an additional £2.50 and should be purchased alongside an Adult ticket. Please select Standard + Babes in Arms price type. 

Family tickets: Available on Fri 1 Dec, Sat 2 Dec, 7pm & Sun 3 Dec, 5pm; Tue 9 – Sat 13 Jan, 7pm; Sun 14 Jan, 1pm & 5pm. Upper Circle and Amphitheatre only. Discount will be applied at the checkout when applicable seats added to the basket.

Up-close seats: the best place to sit if you love the possibility of interaction with the show! Items may be thrown from the stage into the Stalls. If you have any health conditions, allergies or questions please speak with a member of staff.

*not applicable on Stalls Superseats, Grand Circle Premium or Gallery

Celebrating 18 years at the Theatre Royal, Danny Adams stars as Pinocchio in a spectacular new pantomime adventure making its premiere here in Newcastle.
With Clive Webb as toymaker Geppetto, Newcastle’s own Joe McElderry as Jiminy Cricket and Chris Hayward returning to the side of good as Dame Rita.

The cast will also feature returning favourites Mick Potts, Wayne Smith, Kylie Ann Ford and Christina Berriman Dawson along with West End performer Amelia Walker.

Join Danny as he transforms from the famous puppet to a real boy and get ready to see his nose grow every time he tells a lie!

It’s no ‘acciduuunt’ the Theatre Royal panto is ‘the quickest selling pantomime in the UK’. With brand-new sets and costumes we’d be lying if we said this isn’t going to be our best panto yet!

Book early, secure your seat today


‘Pinocchio is a hit… packed with energy, colour and flair’

The Chronicle


‘A sensational night of magical mayhem’

BBC Radio Newcastle


‘Pure panto genius’

North East Family Days Out

‘This years panto, Pinocchio, is the best yet’




‘A perfect recipe for pantomime success’

Sunderland Echo

Newcastle Theatre Royal Friends artwork


Enjoy discount on tickets and drinks – the perfect ingredients!


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