Newcastle Theatre Royal Listings

Newcastle Theatre Royal Listings

The Drifters Girl

Sat 9 – Sat 23 Oct 2021

Making its world premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal prior to its much-anticipated transfer to London’s West End, discover the remarkable story of The Drifters. Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of The Drifters, who, alongside her husband, fought for three decades to turn Atlantic Records’ hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon.

Tickets from £16.00

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Mon 25 – Sat 30 Oct 2021

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Tickets from £15.00

Unnatural Causes: An Evening with Dr Richard Shepherd

Sun 31 Oct 2021

Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. A detective in his own right – who has solved the mystery of sudden and unexplained deaths – takes to the road in his first ever theatre tour.

Tickets £32.00

Opera North’s Carmen

Wed 3 & Fri 5 Nov 2021 & Fri 25 Mar 2022

This scorching new production of one of the most popular operas ever written will take you deep down into a world where desire and hot-blooded passion reign supreme

Friends discount 10%. Under 30s £10.00. Under 18s 50% off, excluding Gallery, when accompanied by a full paying adult – up to 4 per adult.

Opera North’s Trouble in Tahiti / West Side Story Symphonic Dances

Thu 4 & Sat 6 Nov 2021

American composer Leonard Bernstein was a major influence on the Broadway musical stage and this double bill brings together two of his pieces in a thrilling evening of music, dance and drama.

Friends discount 10%. Under 30s £10.00. Under 18s 50% off, excluding Gallery, when accompanied by a full paying adult – up to 4 per adult.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Tue 23 Nov 2021 – Sun 9 Jan 2022

With a brand-new script, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will feature all the sparkle, scale and spectacle Newcastle has come to expect from the North East’s most lavish festive production in a show packed full of laughter, music, special effects and theatrical magic.

Tickets from £12.50


Tue 11 – Sat 22 Jan 2022

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.

Tickets from £15.00

Fatal Attraction

Mon 24 – Sat 29 Jan 2022

When happily married New York attorney Dan Gallagher, meets charming editor Alex Forrest on a night out in the city, they both commit to a night of passion they can’t take back.

Tickets from £15.00

Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado

Sun 30 Jan 2022 & Sun 8 May 2022

Double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, from “the world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times). Including new material for 2022.

Tickets from £30.00

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Wed 2 – Sat 5 Feb 2022

Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale.

Tickets from £20.00

The Addams Family

Tue 8 – Sat 12 Feb 2022

Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood! Everyone’s favourite kooky family are coming back on stage in this spectacular musical comedy.

Tickets from £16.50

Fascinating Aida

Sun 13 & Sun 27 Feb 2022

With a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place. The songs are hilarious and topical – the glamour is unstoppable.

Tickets £26.00

Fat Friends – The Musical

Mon 14 – Sat 19 Feb 2022

The “weight’ is over! Fat Friends – The Musical is back and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!

Tickets from £15.00

Animal Farm

Tue 22 – Sat 26 Feb 2022

The animals of Manor Farm drive out the farmer and run the farm themselves. A revolution. And then what? Then freedom. Every animal will be free.

Tickets from £10.00

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Tue 1 – Sat 5 Mar 2022

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

Tickets from £15.00


Tue 8 – Sat 12 Mar 2022

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated.

Tickets from £20.00


Tue 15 & Wed 16 Mar 2022

For their highly anticipated return to the UK, NDT 2 will perform works by celebrated international choreographers: Marco Goeke, Hans Van Manen and Johan Inger, featuring two UK premieres.

Tickets from £15.00

The Lost Happy Endings

Fri 18 & Sat 19 Mar 2022

What happens when the Happy Endings are stolen? An original story by Carol Ann Duffy retold as dance theatre for family, narrated by Joanna Lumley.

Tickets from £10.00

Johannes Radebe- Freedom

Sun 20 Mar 2022

A celebration of the dances that you love, with Johannes’ signature flair and energy. From elegant Ballroom to fiery Latin, a company of exciting dancers will perform to classic dance arrangements, scorching South African rhythms and huge party anthems.

Tickets from £28.50

Opera North’s Rigoletto

Wed 23 & Sat 26 Mar 2022

In a world controlled by the privileged and powerful, Rigoletto is loathed and mocked for his difference.

Friends discount 10%. Under 30s £10.00. Under 18s 50% off, excluding Gallery, when accompanied by a full paying adult – up to 4 per adult.

Opera North’s Alcina

Thu 24 Mar 2022

Welcome to Alcina’s island paradise. All men who set foot there fall under her spell, but soon discover it’s all an illusion: Alcina is an enchantress whose island is nothing but a barren wasteland peopled by her discarded lovers who she has turned into animals, rocks and trees.

Friends discount 10%. Under 30s £10.00. Under 18s 50% off, excluding Gallery, when accompanied by a full paying adult – up to 4 per adult.

School of Rock

Mon 28 Mar – Sat 2 Apr 2022

Get ready to stick it to the man, Newcastle! Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite prep school, Dewey Finn exposes his students to the rock gods he idolises, transforming them into a mind-blowing rock band.

Tickets from £20.00

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!

Tue 5 – Sat 9 Apr 2022

With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland.

Tickets from £15.00

Remembering The Oscars

Sun 10 Apr 2022

Get ready to celebrate the Oscar-winning songs in this exhilarating new dance spectacular with Strictly’s favourite couple.

Tickets from £28.50

The Da Vinci Code

Mon 11 – Sat 16 Apr 2022

The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling clues.

Tickets from £15.00

Singin’ In The Rain

Tue 3 – Sat 7 May 2022

Journey back to the glamour of Hollywood during the roaring 20’s. Silent movie star Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town.

Tickets from £20.00

Oti Mabuse: I Am Here

Sun 15 May 2022

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 & 2020 champion in her brand new production! Prepare for a night of electrifying choreography.

Tickets from £28.50

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Tue 24 May – Sat 4 Jun 2022

The sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal for two weeks only!

Tickets from £20.00

The Book Of Mormon

Wed 15 Jun – Sat 9 Jul 2022

Following the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.

Tickets from £17.50

Here Come The Boys

Sun 24 Jul 2022

Strictly Come Dancing favourites star in a dancing extravaganza. This dancing extravaganza will feature ballroom, Latin, commercial, contemporary, ballet, acro and tap.

Tickets from £28.50

Bat Out Of Hell

Tue 26 Jul – Sat 6 Aug 2022

This critically-acclaimed musical thunders through Meat Loaf’s legendary anthems. An over the top theatrical spectacle unlike any other.

Tickets from £15.00

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

Wed 10 & Thu 11 Aug 2022

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures.

Tickets from £14.50, £2 off under 16s, family ticket available

We Will Rock You

Mon 22 – Sat 27 Aug 2022

The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK. The multi-million-pound show dazzles all the senses in breath-taking style. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed!

Tickets from £22.50

Jersey Boys

Tue 30 Aug – Sat 10 Sep 2022

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. 

Tickets from £24.00

Derren Brown: Showman

Tue 13 – Sat 17 Sep 2022

The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!

Tickets from £20.00

Strictly Ballroom

Mon 1 – Sat 6 May 2023

After falling out of favour with Australian Federation he must dance with beginner, Fran. Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover that to win your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom!

Tickets from £15.00

Sister Act

Mon 19 – Sat 24 Jun 2023

Now set in the present day, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.

Tickets from £20.00

The Commitments

Mon 26 Jun – Sat 1 Jul 2023

Returning to tour the UK and Ireland, 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record-breaking run in London’s West End and subsequent sell-out tour, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.

Tickets from £20.00