One of the busiest and successful theatres in Britain, Theatre Royal is one of the best places for entertainment at Newcastle upon Tyne. The theatre is an arena for entertainment from around the world be it drama, comedy, dance and music or the North East's pantomimes. The theatre has regular colloborations with the annual Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, Opera North and Rambert Dance Company to entertain the theater enthusiasts. Besides it also brings the major West End and Broadway musicals to Newcastle.
Set in the heart of Newcastle's historic Grainger Town, the Royal Theatre is a gem with its cornithian columns, huge plints and trianagular pediment. The theatre, built in 1827 is Grade I listed and undoubtedly remains one of the beautiful theatres in the country. Apart from shows, musicals and classic dramas, the theatre offers wide range of events and projects to individuals, families,schools, colleges and other groups. This includes backstage tours, workshops and projects with many of the Theatres and renowned visiting companies, especially the Royal Shakespeare Company. To and fro charges to the Theater by Newcastle Metro is absolutely free! But remember to retain your theatre ticket for inspection. The nearest metro station is the Monument