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Newcastle upon Tyne
Welcome to the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, family friendly show... show more
Newcastle upon Tyne
Welcome to the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, family friendly shows, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance – and (we think) show less
22 reviews of Theatre Royal in English
There is a small shop stall selling merchandise, which was expensive. The seating was fairly hard the only good point it was not hot inside.
I am not putting anyone off here but what happened to us is hopefully a one off. However I should not return any time soon.
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Theatreworm, 4 March 2013:
I would very much recommend getting seats as close to the front as possible, or any other position than at the back! I could not hear or see much of the production, and felt quite sad for it! Next time I'd book a seat closer to the front.
The atmosphere of the Theatre Royal is buzzing and my family, who were in better seats, really enjoyed the production!
Dining options around the theatre are good too with it being in the heart of Newcastle.
A lovely theatre which has recently been renovated that shows a range of good quality productions some of which have just come up from London. For example this year it will be showing Blood Brothers and Waiting for Godot with patrick stewart and ian mckellan. The tickets are quite expensive and especially if you want to sit in the stalls, but you can go to the theatre reasonably cheaply if you’re happy to sit in the gods! The theatre has a couple of bars and its own restaurant which do theatre and dinner packages but these are quite pricey. They are nice for a special family occasion though. The pantomimes are especially good and are popular. It has easy access from public transport, but parking is not so good and very limited in the immediate area.
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alisha66, 2 December 2010:
Civic Theater is one of the most beautiful and the best theater in the Newcastle. The Civic Theater Newcastle is funded by the Newcastle City Council as a key cultural institution for city. Located in the heart of Newcastle’s City Center with the 1520 seat . Theater is one of Newcastle’s most popular or prestigious and attractive venues.The Civic Theater Newcastle is one of Australia's great historic theaters and hosts a wide range of musicals, plays, concerts, dance.
I thought the tickets were a bit pricey but In the end it was worth it. When you walk in, its such a beautiful place with long staircases. They have a bar which you can sit in for a bit, the drinks are really pricey though. The seating area is very crammed but you can see the stage okay. You have to pay extra for the bigger more comfortable seats which are nearer to the stage. These are probably best for people with wheelchairs are the other seats are not roomy enough. The staff there seemed friendly enough when we spoke to them. The lightning is really remarkable in the shows.
Isle of Man
I’ve lost count of how many performances I’ve seen here.I always love to go to this theatre as it’s such a treat in itself.It’s so grand and ornate.Its offers the public such a wide variety that I’m sure everyone in Newcastle must of visited at one time or another.Every year they hold a spectacular pantomime which is worth every penny.You can make a proper evening of it as there is a place to eat or if it’s just a drink your’e after there’s the bar.Also you can get sweets ect at the kiosk.A lovely experience no matter what you see.Situated on Grey Street.Newcastle you realy can’t miss it.
Newcastle Theatre Royal is a stunning building on Grey Street constructed from stone in a classical style. The entrance is ornate and imposing. The theatre inside is a traditional proscenium arch, with stalls and 3 tiers of galleries (don’t sit in The Gods if you’re short sighted or afraid of heights!). The highlight of the theatre’s annual schedule for me is the RSC season which runs from September to early November every year. This has a healthy budget and creates some truly stunning effects and stage decoration. There is a restaurant and half time bar, as well as a kiosk for sweets.
I absolutely love this theatre. The building itself is fantastic and grand looking. It has recently been refurbished inside so now has it’s own restaurant which is lovely to have a meal at before the show (although it isn’t particularly cheap). The theatre plays host to a variety of different shows from opera to ballet, musicals to pantomimes, there is something for everyone throughout the year. Ticket prices seem generally to be determined by the popularity of the show and are priced according to the area you are seated in. Best seats seem to be in the stalls or the grand circle although the views from the upper cirlcle and even in the gods have always been decent. The theatre is set right in the heart of the city and is very close to restaurants, bars and public transport links.
The Theatre Royal is one of the many features that makes Grey Street the most beautiful street in Britain!
Each season produceds a variety of performances which means that there’s something for everyone!
I went to see Stomp and Rocky Horror there many years ago and you’d never have evenknown you were in the same building - brilliant!
I love attending performances at Theatre Royal in Newcastle for the very reason the whole experience takes you back in time. The place reminds me of the theatres built to house the Melodramas back in the 1700-1800s. I have been seated in almost all sections and I can assure that from everywhere I have been seated i’ve had an excellent view and been able to hear perfectly well (this includes plays, musicals and stand up). The toilets are always in excellent condition, very clean. My only grumble is they never enough staff on during the intermission which means sometimes you just make it back to your seat after getting snacks. Apart from that its always my first choice to see performances.
I’ve seen several performances at Theatre Royal and the space is truly astounding. Hundreds of seats clustered around a central performance area, the Theatre Royal has a very traditional feel to it that has been lost in many other theatres. There are lots of little nooks, crannies, side-alleys and paths within it that lead all throughout the theatre, so be careful not to lose yourself if trying to rush out for a quick drink. Additionally, there is often a good amount of cheap gallery seats available for all but the most popular of performances, so don’t assume that the premium price tickets should exclude you from the cultural experience that is the Theatre Royal.
This theatre is well situated in the very heart of the city, very convenient for Monument metro station and for pre-show dinner or drinks elsewhere in the city. The building is very grand, all pale stone and columns. Inside it has been restored and now has glittering, plush, traditional feel. Would reccomend checking the seating plan for seats as the theatre does have its share of restricted viewing seats. Also high on the tiers you do get that subbuteo man feeling. They are quite distant from the stage. The theatre holds a popular ( but expensive) pantomime and is regional home to the RSC and Opera North.
This place has musicals, plays opera ballet modern dance allsorts
This is a great theatre - it is best to get there a little early and have a meal at Caffè Teatro - the baked goats cheese on tomatoes is wonderful - book for the meal if you can to make sure your not late for the production
The best seats are the stalls or the grand circle if its central
Upper circle not terrible but I wouldnt bother with the gallery
I have never been in the boxes but I have never seen anyone in them either
They have lots of concesstions - disable people get a free ticket for there able bodied helper if they can not come alone
If you go a lot you can become a friend its £32 a year or £50 for two but you get brochure 20% of tickets and the resteraunt priorty booking free entry into the theatre tours and special friends events
Check in your coat at the little room next to the snack place as you will be mor comfterable and pre order your drink at the bar so you can go and get it straight away in the interval or you will be in the queue ages
Tickets are half price on the day of th performance from 9am if you have a concesion so call up or pop in and see if they have anything left
You can buy different packages with tickets flowers chocolate champagne and meals to make it a really special night out
I also havent expreienced this yet
The RSC come here every year
It is currently on in october and they are doing the merchant of venice and taming of the shrew
If you are going by metro you also travel free for 2 hours before and after the production so time to have a drink afterwards
The ticket inspector just looked at my ticket and told me to have a nice time last time so I think they are used to them now
Lovely evening out
Newcastle's Theatre Royal is a stunning Grade I listed building and one of the most historic cultural landmarks in the country. The theatre opened in February 1837 and continues to dominate the heart of Newcastle’s Grainger Town. In its 170 year history the Theatre Royal has played host to some of the biggest names in music, dance, drama and comedy, presenting over 380 performances to over 300,000 people each year.
The theatre is the regional home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, The Rambert Dance Company and Opera North. Performances include drama from leading playwrights, renowned West End musicals, contemporary dance from internationally acclaimed choreographers and of course pantomime, attracting over 70,000 people.
The Theatre Royal has bars on all levels and the Caffè Teatro is open from 9am (access from Market Street).
The theatre has eight wheelchair spaces available in the Stalls (one free ticket is available for the assistant of a disabled person not able to attend events unaccompanied). A sound enhancement system is installed in the auditorium. Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre, and there are accessible toilets on all levels.
There is ample parking on Shakespeare St. and Hood St. (with spaces for Blue Badge Holders) and all levels of the theatre enjoy lift access.
The auditorium is absolutely beautiful, however the seats are very close together and this can be a problem during long performances. The seats are quite uncomfortable and if anyone needs to leave their seat it is very difficult, given the very limited space, for them to make their way along the aisle.
If you are travelling to Newcastle this building really is a 'must see', both outside and inside it is a stunning piece of cultural history.
100 Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne.
Tel: 0191 2442511
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Website : www.theatreroyal.co.uk
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