Take your seat at the Theatre Royal
Situated just south of Grey’s monument, The Theatre Royal is a Grade-I listed building in central Newcastle. The imposing façade and interior was designed by two locals; John and Benjamin Green. It opened in the winter of 1837, with a production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Today, it hosts a wide range of contemporary productions and comedy gigs, such as Beautiful and Milton Jones’s Out There.
Welcome to Newcastle
Newcastle is one of the largest cities in England, linked to its twin city of Gateshead by a series of bridges across the river Tyne. Its newly rejuvenated quayside boasts many internationally-praised art museums and music arenas. Visitors can find some great opportunities for retail therapy at Eldon Square, High Bridge, and the Metro Centre, and a wander into the central city will reveal a wide range of places to get traditional English pub food and international cuisine, and the Ouseburn Valley has a range of popular watering holes.
Explore the Victoria Tunnel
The Victoria Tunnel is a well-preserved historical site in central Newcastle, managed by the Ouseburn Trust. A 19th-century wagonway, running under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, the tunnel was originally designed as a coal supply line, and was converted into an air raid shelter during World War II. Visits to the tunnel give you an engrossing look into the Newcastle’s industrial past, and the lives of its citizens during the darkest period in the UK’s history.
Planning a trip to the Theatre Royal? Travelodge Newcastle Central Hotel is less than five minutes away by car, and Travelodge Newcastle Quayside Hotel can be reached in 10.