Tyne Theatre and Opera House

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Tyne Theatre and Opera House
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, The Journal Tyne Theatre
Tyne Theatre
Newcastle Opera House
Stoll Picture House
Newcastle the journal thyne theater.jpg
Address Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
England, UK
Owner Tyne Theatre and Opera House
Capacity 1,100

The Tyne Theatre and Opera House is a theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is a Grade I listed building.[1]

It opened in 1867 as the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, designed by the Newcastle upon Tyne architecture practice of William Parnell.[2]

In 1919 it became a cinema, the Stoll Picture House, the name which can still be seen on the building front and side. The cinema closed in March 1974 and the building was closed for 3 years, reopening as a theatre in July 1977.[3] It was seriously damaged by fire in 1985, with subsequent rebuilding restoring the Victorian stage machinery.[4][1]

From 2012 to 2014 it was called the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, operated by SMG Europe, and sponsored by Volvo.[5] It was sponsored by The Journal newspaper during the 2000s, until January 2012.


  1. ^ a b "The New Tyne Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Armstrong, Barrie; Armstrong, Wendy (2013). The Arts and Crafts Movement in the North East of England. A Handbook. Wetherby: Oblong Creative Ltd. p. 235. ISBN 9 780957599215. 
  3. ^ http://tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk/about-us/history/
  4. ^ "The Journal Tyne Theatre, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AG". arthurlloyd.co.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Another dramatic scene change for Newcastle's historic Tyne Theatre". The Journal. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 

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Coordinates: 54°58′14″N 1°37′16″W / 54.970486°N 1.621010°W / 54.970486; -1.621010