Heritage Open Days 2019
Take a free guided tour of the theatre as part of Heritage Open Days 2019!
The historic Grade I listed Tyne Theatre & Opera House, was built in 1867 and designed by W.B. Parnell for industrialist and politician Joseph Cowen. With its lavish auditorium, outstanding acoustics and Victorian understage machinery, the Tyne Theatre produced entertainment that amazed the audiences of the time and brought them back asking for more.
Guides from the Preservation Trust will set the historical scene before taking you into the beautiful auditorium, on to the stage, and then below the stage to see the carefully restored Victorian stage machinery. Your guide will explain how this was used to produce amazing theatrical effects.
Please note, visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access. Tour includes lots of steps and comfortable shoes are recommended. Under 14’s to be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Tours will take place on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th September, at 10am, 12pm and 2pm each day.
Tours are FREE but pre-booking is required.
To book online, visit our Eventbrite booking page and select the date and time of the tour you wish to take part in: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heritage-open-days-tyne-theatre-opera-house-guided-tours-tickets-67468822063
To book over the phone, please call 0191 243 1171/1172 between 9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri and we will reserve your place on the tour you wish you to attend.Back to Events