The Theatre Royal is a Grade I listed building situated on Grey Street in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. It was designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green as part of Richard Grainger’s grand design for the centre of Newcastle, and was opened on 20 February 1837 with a performance of The Merchant of Venice. Because the building is so imposing, visitors are always looking for pictures or prints of the Theatre Royal
Following a performance of William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth a huge fire destroyed the interior of the building in 1899. It had its interior redesigned by Frank Matcham and reopened on 31 December 1901. The theatre's restaurant is named after Matcham. Externally, the building is exactly as it was when it was first built. We have pictures and prints of Theatre Royal painted by top Newcastle artist’s and photographers.
Theatre Royal pictures by several artisist and photographers can be purchased from the site