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Tyne Theatre and Opera House

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9704 / 54°58'13"N

Longitude: -1.621 / 1°37'15"W

OS Eastings: 424362

OS Northings: 564043

OS Grid: NZ243640

Mapcode National: GBR SN6.CV

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.2BDG

Plus Code: 9C6WX9CH+5J

Entry Name: Tyne Theatre and Opera House

Listing Date: 31 May 1974

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304955

Also known as: Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre
Tyne Theatre
Newcastle Opera House
Stoll Picture House
The Journal Tyne Theatre
Journal Tyne Theatre
New Tyne Theatre
Stoll Picture Theatre

ID on this website: 101024741

Location: Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Tagged with: Theatre Cinema

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NZ 2464 SW

WESTGATE ROAD (south side)
No 117, Tyne Theatre and Opera House

(Formerly listed as The New Tyne Theatre, WESTGATE ROAD, previously listed as the Stoll Picture Theatre)


Theatre and opera house, later cinema; now theatre. 1867 by W.B. Parnell for Cowan. Bought by Oswald Stoll and opened as cinema in 1919. Italianate front of three storeys, five bays (the outer bays narrower) in pale brick with stone dressings. Stone cornice with long brackets, tall parapet and pediment over; small semi-circular pediments, flanked by urns, at sides. Arcaded second floor. Ground floor modernised. Lozenge or pointed first floor window.

Painted advertisement on left return gable: THE/STOLL/TYNESIDE'S/TALKIE/THEATRE.

Interior; Horse-shoe shaped auditorium with three tiers of balconies on cast iron columns with floral capitals and long cantilever brackets. Balconies S-curved with thick applied baroque decoration. One set of boxes at either side framed in Orders below and by two large female terms at top stage. Shell-shaped ceiling and very high proscenium arch. An exceptionally complete surviving example of early stage machinery. Deep stage with five sets of tabs, machinery and control panel. Complete switchboard for earliest electric lighting. Very deep and high back:stage, dressing and ancillary rooms with many period features.

Source: Mackintosh and Sell eds. Curtains!!! 1982.

Listing NGR: NZ2436264043

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