Support Us

There are many ways you can support us to preserve Tyne Theatre. Here you can find information about theatre tours, merchandise, donations and volunteering.

Tyne Theatre & Opera House Spring 2017 Tour Programme

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A day out at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House will take you back 150 years!

The theatre was built in 1867 by industrialist and politician, Joseph Cowen -at his own cost and with his own bricks. It was a time of heavy industry when life was hard and when the warmth, light and escapism of the theatre answered a major need for the workers. The Tyne Theatre and Opera House was built especially for those people.

The Grade I listed building is a unique creation of that era. With its lavish auditorium, outstanding acoustics and original Victorian understage machinery, the Tyne Theatre produced entertainment that amazed the audiences of the time and brought them back asking for more.

The one hour tour of the building will explore all areas, including the understage, backstage and many other secret areas never seen on a normal visit. Your tour guide will reveal the theatre’s fascinating history, and highlight tales of its stars, its shows and even its ghosts.

Tours cost £5, including a tea or coffee. Max. 25 people per tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access. Tour includes lots of steps and comfortable shoes are recommended. 

Tours will take place on the following days:

Saturday 11th March, 11am
Saturday 8th April, 11am
Saturday 6th May, 11am
Saturday 3rd June, 11am
Sunday 9th July, 11am
Saturday 5th August, 11am

To book a place on one of our tours online, click on one of the individual links above.

Bookings can also be made via the Eventim booking hotline on 0844 249 1000, or in person via our box office. (Opening times 10 – 3.30pm Monday – Friday)

Tours are also available upon request. Please see below for further details.


For groups (recommended minimum of 10 and maximum of 25) the charge is a total of £60.

You can order Tea/Coffee & Biscuits @ £2 per person or Tea/Coffee & Cakes @ £3 per person.

Schools, colleges and university groups have a special charge at £20.00 ( with teachers’ pack provided).

Some free tours available for concessionary individuals and groups upon request.

There is much that you will want to see and hear during your trip into the past and we all look forward to welcoming you to this undiscovered gem, the beautiful Tyne Theatre.

To book your tour, please contact :


Our new variety of exclusive Tyne Theatre merchandise is now available to buy from the theatre in person during Box Office opening hours and during events. Please see prices below:














Should you wish to make a donation to the Tyne Theatre & Opera House Preservation Trust to help us restore this magnificent building then please contact You can also make an online donation. Click here and choose the amount you would like to donate (tickets > quantity dropdown menu > choose amount > checkout).

Tyne Theatre Productions & Volunteering

Tyne Theatre Productions is part of Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust (Charity Number 1120746). Tyne Theatre Productions organize performances and productions with a group of volunteers at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House.

Funds raised from productions and performances will contribute to the preservation and future restoration of the Grade 1 listed Victorian Opera House.

There are a number of ways you can volunteer. If you have a love for the Theatre on stage, back stage or front of house, we need you! We are looking for people with different skills to facilitate, support and care for this unique building.

For more information please visit Tyne Theatre Productions homepage

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