Theatre Royal Newcastle, Newcastle upon tyne
With a history of over 175 years, the Theatre Royal in Newcastle is a landmark of the city. They aim to provide high quality theatre to people of the North East.
The first incarnation of the Theatre Royal Newcastle was on Drury Lane, deemed 'Royal' by George III in 1788. It moved locations in 1837, but needed to be completely rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1899. It has since attracted top names in the theatre world old and new, including Laurence Olivier and Judi Dench.
Sir Ian McKellan has called the Theatre Royal Newcastle his favourite theatre.
The Theatre Royal Newcastle hosts an average of 380 performances each year - that's an average of more than one per day!