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News: Tyne Theatre & Opera House launch new website


Tyne Theatre & Opera House launch new website

Exciting news comes as the Tyne Theatre and Opera House launch a brand-new website making it even easier to browse their vast range of shows offering ‘something for everyone.’

The new website has been created for the Theatre by local web developers Jigsaw Digital, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. As a charity and local independent venue, the Jigsaw designers kindly offered their skills and time for free to help the Tyne Theatre and Opera House get their new site designed and launched.

Theatre Director Joanne Johnson said “We are so pleased to be launching our new website meaning that our audiences can see what’s coming soon and find out more about our venue easily. We are incredibly grateful to have been able to work with Jigsaw Digital on this project, their team are so talented, friendly, and easy to work with and have allowed us to bring our vision of a new website, that best reflects our venue, to life. We would recommend their services to anyone looking for help with improving or creating a website.”

The new website has been designed to enhance and optimise user experience, ensuring audiences’ online experience is as positive as their in-person visits. As well as browsing the Theatre’s outstanding programme of comedy, music, theatre, variety, family shows and more, visitors can now view a selection of recommended nearby spots to eat, drink, and stay– all guaranteed to add a sense of occasion to their visit.

Operating a Grade I listed venue sustainably is not without its constant and ever evolving challenges, and would not be possible without the support of its audiences. Visitors to the site will also learn more about the ways they can support the Theatre’s Preservation Trust by donating, joining their Friends’ Club, Naming a Seat, or by taking a Theatre Tour!

Ian Glasson, Director at Jigsaw Digital said “As long-time supporters of Tyne Theatre & Opera House, we had no hesitation in offering our services to the team at the Theatre in bringing a new lease of life to their existing website. It was a pleasure working on the project with a very knowledgeable and professional Theatre team and look forward to assisting again on any digital projects that may arise. We would also like to congratulate them on their recent National Lottery Heritage Fund grant ensuring an even brighter future for the historic venue.”

Recently, the Tyne Theatre and Opera House announced that they have been granted an award of £242,000 by National Lottery Heritage Fund. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the money will fund a 12-month project to help the Theatre develop a number of key elements within its proposed restoration of the Grade I listed building.

As part of the work the theatre will be engaging with the community to fully restore its Victorian stage machinery, as well as develop a performance calendar database by researching all the performances that took place between 1867-1919. The project also involves investigating the options for restoring the original “Grand Salon” which was built as an extension to the theatre in 1892.

Michael Wilmot, Chairman of the Tyne Theatre & Opera House Preservation Trust said, “This grant is the beginning of an incredibly exciting journey to restore the theatre back to its former glory and in doing so creating a building unlike any other the theatre in the British Isles.”

Check out the new Tyne Theatre website here:


Find out more about the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant here:

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