Adderstone Group

The Tyne Theatre

Sector
  • Leisure
Practical Completion 2006
Address The Tyne Theatre, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4AG
Construction Contractor Taemar Ltd (formerly Adderstone Construction Ltd)
Project Architect Ainsworth Spark Associates
Gross Development Value Invaluable
Marketing Info

On completion of the project, the Tyne Theatre was returned to the ownership of Newcastle City Council. 

The Tyne Theatre

This project saw Adderstone Group lead and manage the Tyne Theatre salvage and restoration operation, securing the future of the Grade I listed Tyne Theatre, the world’s last remaining working Victorian Theatre, as an entertainment venue.

The Tyne Theatre, which originally opened in 1867, is a 1,100 capacity theatre with key elements of outstanding national importance including an extravagant auditorium and period wooden stage machinery.

Adderstone Group purchased and restored the venue, which was in disrepair and in danger of going out of business, before restoring the building and returning it back to the ownership of the city council. The Tyne Theatre continues to flourish today as one of the premium theatre venues in Newcastle upon Tyne.

During development works Adderstone Group were described by the editor of Newcastle upon Tyne’s main business newspaper, The Journal as “heroes of the built environment”.

The history of the theatre throughout the 20th century has been one of versatility and enterprise to keep the theatre in use, this character and quality continues today, through a variety of live performances and flexible use of the building.

One of only twenty-three Grade I listed theatres in Great Britain, the Tyne Theatre is also the world’s last remaining working Victorian Theatre; originally opened as the Tyne Theatre and Opera House. Although the Theatre has had many changes over the years, the external frontage remains loyal to its original 1867 condition.

On completion of the project, the Tyne Theatre was returned to the ownership of Newcastle City Council. 

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