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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.2BDF
Entry Name: The New Tyne Theatre
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Listing Date: 31 May 1974
Last Amended: 30 March 1987
Source: Historic England
English Heritage Legacy ID: 304955
Source ID: 1024741
NZ 2464 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTGATE ROAD
19/600 The New Tyne Theatre
31.5.74 (formerly 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
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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