Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Tyne Theatre & Opera House private tour
Tyneside Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle
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Join us on a private guided tour of the Tyneside Theatre & Opera House. 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.
You 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!
This is a must see tour for any theatre-lovers!
Please meet your Activity Assistant outside NUSU front entrance at 14:30 and you will walk as a group to the Tyneside Theatre & Opera House (approx 15 minutes)
Places are limited - please click 'buy ticket' below to book your place.
Finishes at 16:30