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Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Architects: John and Benjamin Green (exterior and original interior), Charles J. Phipps (1867 interior remodel), Frank Matcham (1901 interior remodel)

First Opened: 20th February 1837 (185 years ago)

Reopened after redesign by C.J. Phipps: 19th August 1867

Reopened after fire and redesign by Frank Matcham: 31st December 1901

Website: theatreroyal.co.uk Open website in new window

Telephone: 0191 232 7010 Call 0191 232 7010

Address: 100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BR Show address in Google Maps (new window)


The Theatre Royal opened in early 1837, designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green. Thirty years later the interior was redesigned by C.J. Phipps. Following a fire in 1899, the interior was redesigned by Frank Matcham. While the exterior retains its 1837 appearance, the interior dates from, and in some places has been restored to, Matcham’s 1901 interior.


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