Beneath the Boards returns, for it's final season, as part of the highly anticipated Heritage Open Days 2013!
Inspired by stories and real events from the Theatre’s active use as a palace of popular entertainment in Newcastle, Beneath the Boards goes underneath (and around) the facts to reveal the dilemmas and delights that have inspired management, performers and audiences over the past 146 years.
The magnificent 19th Century auditorium and original Victorian under-stage machinery (unique in Britain) is brought to life by actors from Newcastle College Performance Academy in a script by Benjamin Schwarz and Dale Pearson directed by Christopher Campbell.
Discover the people who made the theatre great through the ages; tread the boards alongside the players in a Victorian pantomime, hear from people across the ages about what they came to see and go under the stage and learn the dark secrets of the theatre’s ghost... if you dare!
Beneath the Boards is a collaborative production with Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle College, Gateshead College and Cleveland College of Art & Design and the Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust, presenting an opportunity to completely immerse yourself in the history of the theatre, and even to become a part of it!