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There’s always something going on here – from Newcastle events and festivals in Tyne and Wear, Newcastle is a hub for dance, theatre or film… Blockbuster musicals, thought-provoking modern work, comedy, challenging dance pieces, the annual visit of the Royal Shakespeare Company – if you’re a fan of the performing arts, it’s all here.

The city is the regional focus for drama, music, comedy and the arts. Our magnificent Theatre Royal is the third home to the Royal Shakespeare company and the major touring artists from Pavorotti to The Darkness have all performed at the Metro Radio Arena or City Hall. The Laing Art Gallery, Hancock Museum and the two University galleries host exhibitions of international importance. Out in the community, our local culture is reflected in venues like Live Theatre and the Cluny and in events like the Mela (Asian Festival), the Green Festival and the Irish Festival.

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What's On

An Evening with Wildlife Presenter Chris Packham – Friday 23rd September

Date: Friday 23rd September 2011 Time: 7.30pm Ticket Pricing: Adult £12, DWT/NWT/NHSN Members, Children & Concs £10   Join us for an evening with BBC wildlife presenter and accomplished photographer Chris Packham and be enthralled by his wildlife tales from around the world and much closer to home. Accompanied by his astonishing images of wildlife […]

Bob the Builder LIVE! – Thursday 4th & Friday 5th August

Date: Thursday 4th & Friday 5th August 2011 Time: Thursday 4th 1pm & Friday 5th 11am & 2pm Ticket Pricing: Adults £14, Children £12, Family £46 (2 & 2)   The Fixham Theatre is set for a grand re-opening.   Local talent Dickie Olivier needs Bobs help to fix up the stage for his brand […]

Fundraising BBQ at Bannatynes 17th August

Fundraising BBQ at Bannatynes in Newcastle on 17th August in aid of The Toma Fund. The charity raises money for families who have a child with cancer. Many families suffer hardship whilst looking after a sick child, parents often have to give up work to be there for their child during the months or years of […]

Great North Run

Date: 19/09/2010 Newcastle – South Shields www.greatrun.org Annual world’s biggest half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields. Book your accommodation early. Telephone: 0845 389 2200 Disabled facilities: Please check with the venue.

JACK WHITEHALL Live – Friday 28th October 2011

British ComedyAward nominee Jack Whitehall has already made a huge impact on the comedy world. So far he’s guesthosted Never Mind the Buzzcocks, had the honour of performing for the Prince of Wales on the RoyalVariety Performance and is a star of Channel 4’s Stand Up For the Week. People say you learn from your […]

Joe McElderry Makes Guest Performance in Street of Dreams

X Factor winner and singing sensation Joe McElderry will make a guest performance in Street of Dreams – the live musical celebration of Coronation Street, when it tours to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th May 2012. Singing the beautiful finale song ‘Ghost – Take My Hand’, written by Street of […]

Junco Partners – Friday 8th July

Date: Friday 8th July 2011 Time: 8.45pm Ticket Pricing: £9 We are excited to announce the return of the Junco Partners to The Journal Tyne Theatre’s Bistro Bar on Friday 8th July and Friday 25th November for another night of fantastic R ‘n’ B.   Formed in 1964, the Junco Partners started out playing to […]

Olly Murs – Saturday 23rd March 2013

Following a hugely successful sold out arena tour this year, Olly Murs has announced a series of UK Arena dates for March 2013 which will see the cheeky Essex boy return to the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on Saturday 23rd March 2013. His tour this year sold over 150,000 tickets and included two nights at London’s O2 Arena. […]

Once in a Lifetime Tour 2012 – 4th November 2012

Once In A Lifetime is an unforgettable UK tour that will feature the crème de la crème of 70s superstars and hit singles from the likes of pop icons David Cassidy, Leo Sayer, Hot Chocolate and Smokie. The nationwide arena tour will be live at the Metro Radio Arena on Wednesday 14th November 2012. All four artists have had 55 top […]

Reginald D Hunter – Thursday 29th September

Reginald D Hunter – Sometimes Even The Devil Tells The Truth (16+) With support from Steve Hughes Date: Thursday 29th September 2011 Time: 8.00pm Ticket Pricing: £20 “HIS PRESENCE AND INTELLIGENCE MAKE HIM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANTLY UNPREDICTABLE COMICS IN THE COUNTRY” Sunday Times   In just over a decade since he began performing, […]

The Voice of Roy Orbison – Thursday 7th July

Date: Thursday 7th July 2011 Time: 7.30pm Ticket Pricing: £16.50 / £15 concs We present the sounds of ‘The Big O’ together with two hugely successful support acts, The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly.   Hear all of your favourite hits spanning these incredible decades of music: ‘Only The Lonely’, ‘Wake Up Little Suzie’, ‘Peggy […]