Theatres, Concert Halls and Cinemas
The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle
Tel: 0871 471 4714
12-screen cinema featuring all the latest releases and set in a large complex of restaurants, bars and casino.
Further information: www.empirecinemas.co.uk
Journal Tyne Theatre
111 Westgate Road, Newcastle
Tel: 0844 493 4567
Restored Victorian theatre, with original working stage machinery, specialising in musicals and concerts.
Further information: www.thejournaltynetheatre.co.uk
27 Broad Chare, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 232 1232
Close to the quayside, this theatre promotes new writing (Billy Elliot started here) as well as contemporary works, cabaret and comedy.
Further information: www.live.org.uk
Newcastle City Hall
Northumberland Road, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 261 2606
Classic concert hall staging broad range of acts from chart-topping bands and golden favourites to jazz ensembles and stand-up comedians.
Further information: www.newcastle.gov.uk/cityhall
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Arena Way, Newcastle
Tel: 0844 493 6666
The city’s largest arena - 11000 seats - staging everything from rock legends to Kaiser Chiefs, Eddie Izzard to Strictly Come Dancing.
Further information: www.metroradioarena.co.uk
Barras Bridge, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 230 5151
Home to the North East’s largest producing theatre company with a programme of national and international works as well as touring productions and the annual visit of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Further information: www.northernstage.co.uk
Westgate Road, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 260 2020
Former art deco cinema converted into contemporary music venue attracting critically acclaimed bands and artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Orbital and Franz Ferdinand.
Further information: www.O2academynewcastle.co.uk
Silverlink Retail Park, Wallsend
Tel: 0871 224 4007
9-screen multiplex showing latest film releases in a retail park off the main coast road, about 10 minutes’ drive from Jesmond Dene House.
Further information: www.odeon.co.uk
The Sage Gateshead
Gateshead Quays, Gateshead
Tel: 0191 443 4661
Lord Foster’s spectacular glass and steel concert hall overlooking the river Tyne, with three auditoria for international and national orchestras as well as concerts by jazz, blues, rock, folk and world musicians.
Further information: www.thesagegateshead.org
Sunderland Empire Theatre
High Street West, Sunderland
Tel: 0844 847 2499
Refurbished classic Edwardian theatre hosting touring productions of West End musicals, comedy, ballet and opera.
Further information: www.sunderlandempire.org.uk
100 Grey Street, Newcastle
Tel: 0844 811 2121
The region’s principal theatre staging national and international touring productions of opera, ballet, West End hits, contemporary plays as well as the annual visit by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Further information: www.theatreroyal.co.uk
10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle
Tel: 0845 217 9909
Newcastle’s leading independent cinema showing art house, foreign as well as mainstream films in a gloriously restored, classic, 1930s newsreel cinema with three main screens.
Further information: www.tynecine.org