Theatre Tours

A day out at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House will take you back over 150 years!

Monthly Public Tours

The theatre was built in 1867 by industrialist and politician, Joseph Cowen. The Grade I listed building is a unique creation of that era. With its lavish auditorium, outstanding acoustics and understage machinery, the Tyne Theatre produced entertainment that amazed the audiences of the time and brought them back asking for more.

The one hour tour of the building 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 and even its ghosts.

Tours cost £6. Max. 25 people per tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access. Tour includes lots of steps and comfortable shoes are recommended.

For all available tour dates, please click here!

To book a place on one of our tours online, click the link above. Bookings can also be made via the Eventim booking hotline on 0844 249 1000, or in person via our box office. (Opening times 10 – 3.30pm Monday – Friday)

Group Tours

Tours for groups are also available upon request.

  • For groups (maximum of 25 people) the charge is a total of £60.
  • Educational groups have a special charge of £20.00
  • You can order Tea/Coffee & Biscuits @ £2 per person or Tea/Coffee & Cakes @ £3 per person.

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