The first event in the theatre’s 150th programme took place in August, though there is still plenty more in store! The Cinema Years, in association with Whitley Bay Film Festival celebrated the theatre’s time as the Stoll, and was an action packed three days of feature films, animation workshops, fascinating talks about film and more.
An exciting new high-tech exploration of Tyne Theatre history takes place from Monday 11th to Sunday 17thSeptember presented by Twenty Seven Productions, the team who brought WYTCH to Newcastle Castle and Hitler’s Headquarters to the Victoria Tunnel. Aptly named, “1867”will be a multi-sensory experience for each limited audience, anchoring the sights, sounds and smells of the building, all whilst discovering new paths you never knew were there. Cheer for Tosca, escape the 1985 fire, search for lost treasures and mingle with theatre ghosts.
Katie Gibson, Owner and Executive Producer of Twenty Seven Productions says: “We feel particularly privileged to be working with the Tyne Theatre, especially to be asked to come and celebrate their 150 years with them! “1867” is a typical Twenty Seven Productions show, exploring the nooks and crannies of history, but this time we are taking it up a gear and involving more tricks and techniques to take you back in time."
Hot on the heels of their last successful production, Little Shop of Horrors, Tyne Theatre Productions return with a grand production of one of the most memorable musicals of all time, West Side Story, running from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd September.
Following the success of 2016’s The Greatest Show on the Tyne, Tyne Theatre has once again teamed up with Geordie magician Chris Cross to present the family variety show on Friday 6th October as part of the celebration programme, featuring comedians, circus performers, acrobats and of course magicians.