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The New Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: The New Tyne Theatre

Grade: I
Date Listed: 31 May 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 304955

OS Grid Reference: NZ2436264043
OS Grid Coordinates: 424362, 564043
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9704, -1.6210

Location: 125 A186, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1SG

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 1SG

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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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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