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TYNE THEATRE AND OPERA HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TYNE THEATRE AND OPERA HOUSE

List entry Number: 1024741

Location

TYNE THEATRE AND OPERA HOUSE, 117, WESTGATE ROAD, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 4AG

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Newcastle upon Tyne

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 31-May-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Mar-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304955

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History

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Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/05/2017

NZ 2464 SW 19/600

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE 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)

31.5.74

GV I 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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Mackintosh, I, Sell, M, Curtains or New Life for Old Theatres, (1982)

National Grid Reference: NZ 24362 64043

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