Take in a play during Shakespeare season in Newcastle
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Every autumn the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) heads north to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal for their annual season.
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has been performing at Theatre Royal since 1977, and Newcastle is their regional home behind London and Stratford upon Avon. Each autumn, the RSC heads north for a three-week season, showcasing classic Shakespeare plays alongside brand new productions.
The iconic Theatre Royal Newcastle is one of the finest and most historic theatres in the UK, built in February 1837, is a Grade 1 listed building, situated on the stunning Grey Street, which was voted the UK’s best street by BBC Radio 4 listeners.
Take time to visit the free exhibition “The Story of Theatre” illustrating the history of theatre from its origins in Ancient Greece through to the present day. The exhibition includes costumes from the Victoria & Albert Museum Theatre & Performance Collection – seen for the first time outside of London – and Theatre Royal’s vast collection of memorabilia and artefacts.
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