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The New Tyne Theatre

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.2BDF

Entry Name: The New Tyne Theatre

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Locality: Westgate

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Listing Date: 31 May 1974

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304955

Source ID: 1024741

Listing Text

(south side)
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
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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