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. 


Exterior of the 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