Where is it?
100 Grey Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
In the heart of the city centre of Newcastle, the Theatre Royal is less than a two-minute walk from Grey’s Monument, making it very easy to find, even if it is your first trip to Newcastle. A short walk down Grey Street from the monument will take to the doors of the theatre.
What is it?
Enjoy dinner and drinks nearby and then take in a show at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal, fit for the whole family. The Theatre Royal is closely affiliated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which performs at the venue at least once a year, with both classic and modern adaptations of famous plays.
Musicals, plays and children’s stories are all brought to life on stage at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle. From Mamma Mia! to Romeo and Juliet or Goldilocks, you’ll be mesmerised by the tale unfolding in front of you, whether you’ve seen it many times before or this is your first viewing.
The early Victorian architecture is also a large draw for tourists, as the grade 1 listed building is completed by several statuesque pillars at the entrance to the theatre. It is also one of the few beautiful buildings on Grey Street to continue to serve exactly the same purpose as it did when it was first built. However, the theatre was rebuilt after a fire in 1899, which eerily occurred after a performance of Macbeth, a play which many believe to be cursed.
Book early to ensure you get the best seats in the house. The space is relatively small compared to other entertainment venues as it is a regional playhouse. You can get tickets and browse what’s on next at the Theatre Royal here.
How to Get There:
One of the most peaceful hotels near the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, there are several ways to reach this venue from the Rosebery.
You can either walk from the hotel to Jesmond metro station, which takes ten minutes, then get the metro to Monument station and walk along Grey Street to the theatre for a further five minutes. Or, you can get a 10-minute bus to Haymarket from the Cradlewell stop behind The Rosebery, before making your way to Grey Street, which is just around the corner. There are a number of buses that leave from this stop every five to ten minutes that will drop you off at Haymarket station.
Public transport is the quickest way to travel into the city centre from the Rosebery, taking approximately fifteen minutes, whichever option you choose.
As the theatre is located in the middle of the city centre, there is no shortage to the amount of bars, restaurants and shops within a short walking distance. This means you won’t miss the raising of the curtain, wherever you before your evening at the theatre.
Both Eldon Square shopping centre and Newcastle’s The Gate – which features a variety of places to stop for food and drink – can be easily accessed.
There is also a large selection of individual and chain establishments on Grey Street and surrounding area, including Las Iguanas, Zizzi’s, Please to Meet You, Cafe Rouge, Harry’s, the Fat Hippo, Lady Grey’s, Dat Bar, Fitzgerald’s and the theatre’s very own Caffe Teatro.
With such a central location you’ll be spoilt for choice, whether you want to sit down for a meal before the show or continue your night with a drink after the final curtain.