Culture in Newcastle: Theatre & Dance

‌Newcastle has a wide range of independent and mainstream venues, which provide a lively calendar of plays, musicals and dance performances.

From touring productions of hit shows like Sister Act, to groundbreaking drama and contemporary dance, Newcastle has something for everyone. 


Theatre Royal

  • Theatre Royal - host to the Royal Shakespeare Company and Opera North every year
  • Live Theatre - hosts smaller, independent productions
  • The City Hall - a popular venue for live music and comedy
  • The Tyne Theatre - hosts plays, music and comedy acts
  • The People's Theatre - a premier amateur dramatics company with its own theatre
  • Northern Stage - the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England, right on the University campus


Street dance class at Dance City

  • Dance City offers regular workshops, performances and dance classes
  • The Theatre Royal host the likes of the Rambert dance company and many ballets
  • Metro Radio Arena holds touring dance events such as Strictly Come Dancing Live, Dancing on Ice Live and Cirque Du Solei