Tyne Theatre Spring Guided Tour Programme

  • 12th December 2016
  • Posted by Tyne Theatre & Opera House

A day out at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House will take you back nearly 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 18th February 2017, 11am
Saturday 11th March 2017, 11am
Saturday 8th April 2017, 11am

To book your tour place online, please click here

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)

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