The Tyne Theatre and Opera House is a Grade 1 listed theatre rated “in the top 4% of listed buildings” by English Heritage and is afforded a three star (the highest) rating by the Theatres Trust, “a very fine theatre of the highest theatrical and architectural quality”.
The importance of the architectural and theatrical heritage of the building is also recognised by The Associated of Historic Theatres in Europe and OISTAT (the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Technicians and Architects).
Back in January 2015 the theatre was given a new lease of life when a new operating company, Tyne Theatre & Opera House Ltd was set up to operate and manage the business.
The Limited Company is the Preservation Trust’s subsidiary. Together with the operating company, the Trustees of the Tyne Theatre & Opera House Preservation Trust are committed to restoring the theatre to its former glory and raising the necessary funds to ensure that its heritage is sustained for future generations.
As a non-profit organisation, we could not do this without your help, and just by visiting the theatre you are helping to keep its wonderful heritage alive. There is still much to be done, and this would not be possible without the hard work of our volunteers and generosity of the public.