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Family Friendly North East Theatre Guide




We really enjoy going to the theatre when we can and 2023 see lots of fab shows coming to the North East. I have put together this handy guide for you to share and come back to when you fancy heading along to the theatre. Please note that this post only contains family friendly theatre shows, there are lots more if you fancy a date night without the kids.

If you have any shows you would like us to include please scroll to the bottom of this post to fill in the form. *Please note this post contains affiliate links*


Sunderland Empire

Jurassic Live - 14th January Book Tickets HERE

Sing Along The Greatest Showman - 15th January Book Tickets HERE

Disney's The Lion King - 16th March - 6th May Book Tickets HERE

The Demon Dentist - 13th July - 15th July Book Tickets HERE

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory - 2nd August - 13th August Book Tickets HERE

Beauty & The Beast Panto - 8th December - 31st December Book Tickets HERE



Stockton Globe

Steve Backshall - Ocean 4th November Book Tickets HERE








Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle

The Smartest Giant In Town - 24th/25th January

Circus Spectacular - 19th February

Room On The Broom - 14th/15th February

Tyne Theatre Productions presents School Of Rock - 21st March-25th March

Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow Live 20th Anniversary Tour - 29th March

Rapunzel Easter Panto - 8th/9th April

Zog - 20th - 22nd June

Oliver! 6th - 9th September

Nativity The Musical - 14th - 18th November

Peter Pan Panto - 8th December - 7th January

To book Click HERE




Theatre Royal Newcastle

Annie! 7th - 11th March

Treasure Island - 5th - 6th April

Hey Duggee - 18th - 21st May

Winnie the pooh - 7th - 9th August

Pinocchio Panto - 28th November - 14th January

To book Click HERE


Darlington Hippodrome

Hey Duggee - 20th -22nd January

Swan Lake - 28th January

The Nutcracker 29th January

Min Mela 24th February

Milkshake Live - 6th April

Grease 19th - 29th April

Fireman Sam - 27th May

Half Term Panto Rapunzel 31st May

Zog 23rd - 25th June

To Book Click HERE



Gala Durham

Nick Copes family show - 18th February

Plastic Band - 4th - 8th April

Ugly Duckling 4th - 5th April

I want my hat back trilogy 14th - 16th April

Cinderella Panto 23rd November - 6th January

To Book Click HERE



Whitley Bay Play House

Goldilocks & The Three Bears 17th - 22nd January

The Jungle Book 26th February

Animals Unleased with the The Animal Guyz 22nd April

Cinderella Panto 8th December - 6th January To Book Click HERE




Northern Stage

I Want My Hat Back Trilogy - 4th - 5th February

The Singing Mermaid - 21st-23rd February

Superpower Panto - 17th-18th March

Ugly Duckling - 14th-15th April

Dinosaur World Live 23rd - 25th June

Cinderella A Fairytale - 2nd December - 6th January

To Book Click HERE



Phoenix Theatre Blyth

Beauty & The Beast 2nd February

The McDougall's Magic Castle 1st April

Treasure Island Easter Panto - 8th - 9th April

Pop Princesses 15th April

Dick Whittington Panto 1st December - 10th December

To Book Click HERE




The Maltings Berwick

The Bubble Show - 2nd April

Northern Ballet The Ugly Duckling - 16th April

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Empire Consett

Cinderella - 16th - 21nd January

Jack and the beanstalk 1st December - 31st December

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Alnwick Playhouse

Dick Whittington - 20th January - 28th January

Little Manfred - 7th\8th February

Pinocchio 22nd February - 23rd February

Little Listeners Mini Vixens 2nd - 4th March

Curios Investigators 3rd March - 4th March

The Bubble Show - 1st April

Morgan & West Unbelievable Science 6th April

Hey Diddle Diddle - 7th - 8th April

Twirlywoos - 17th May

To Book Click HERE




Arts Centre Washington

Snow White and the Ugly Sisters 13th - 28th January

The Not So Grimm Twins 6th April

The Lost Feather 13th July

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Middlesbrough Theatre

The Jungle Book - 25th February

Ugly Duckling - 30th March

Pinocchio - 16th April

Goldilocks & The Three Bears - 29th April

Sister Act The Musical - 16th - 20th May

Cinderella - 8th December - 7th January

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