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Family Friendly North East Theatre Guide



*This post has been updated for 2024

We really enjoy going to the theatre when we can and 2024 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.


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Sunderland Empire

Jurassic Live - 20th January - Book Here

Shrek the Musical - 6th February - 10th February - Book Here

Aladdin The Musical - 15th February - 10th March - Book Here

Sing along Matilda - 24th March Book Here

Awful Auntie - 4th April - 7th April Book Here

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals - 7th May - 8th May - Book Here

Pretty Woman The Musical - 28th May - 8th June Book Here

Jesus Christ Superstar - 11th June - 15th June Book Here

Wizard Of Oz - 6th August - 11 August Book Here

Wicked - 24th September - 20th October Book Here

Jack and the Beanstalk - 13th December - 5th January - Book Here





Stockton Globe

Diversity - 16th February - Book Here

Ministry Of Science - 17th February Book Here






Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle

Viggo Venn - 2nd February

Circus spectacular - 17th February

Rude Science - 22nd February

The History of Rock - 23rd February

The Gruffalos Child - 27th / 28th February

Beauty and the Beast - Easter Panto - 30th/31st March

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Cirque - The Greatest Show - 19th-21st July

Milkshake Live - 27th July

Trouble on Volcano Island - 7th August

Snow White - 6th December - 5th January

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Theatre Royal Newcastle

Life of Pi - 23rd - 27th January

Blood Brothers - 30th January - 3rd February

Cinders, Scottish Ballet 7th-10th February

Peter Pan goes wrong 12th-17th February

Were going on a bear hunt - 23rd-25th February

Bluey's Big Play - 8th-10th March

Edward Scissorhands - 27thMarch - 5th April

Wizard of Oz - 16th-21st April

The Boy at the back of the class - 30th April - 4th May

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 4th-8th April

Grease - 10th-15th June

Madagascar The Musical - 10th-13th July

Peppa Pigs Fun day out - 21st-22nd August

101 Dalmatians The Musical - 27th August -1st September

Hairspray -11th-16th November

The Little Mermaid -20th November - 12th January

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Darlington Hippodrome

Sleeping Beauty (Ballet) - 26th January

Swan Lake (Ballet) 27th January

The Nutcracker (Ballet) 28th January

Bowie Experience - 30th January

Buffy Revamped - 29th February

Dear Zoo 12th-13th March

80s Live - 14th March

Ben Fogle Wild - 20th March

Cinderella Easter - 7th April

Sooty Show- 9th April

Ministry of science - 11th April

Stranger Sings - 14th-15th May

Bluey's Big Play - 13th-16th June

Awful Auntie - 11th-14th July

Fireman Sam - 21st July

Sister Act - 9th-14th September

Peppa Pigs big day out - 21st-22nd September

Science Museum - 19th October

Sleeping Beauty - 6th-31st December

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Gala Durham

Charlie Cooks Favourite Book - 23rd February

Tortoise & The Hare - 4th April

Ministry Of Science - 12th April

The Three Bears - 30th-31st April

Grease - 26th - 29th June

Beauty and The Beast - 21st-31st December

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Whitley Bay Play House

Jack and The Beanstalk - 16th-21st January

Alice in Wonderland - 25th February

Bon Jovie Experience - 22nd March

Robin Hood - Easter Panto - 1st-2nd April

Fireman Sam 0 9th April

80s Live - 31st May

Peter Pan - 6th December - 4th January

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Phoenix Theatre Blyth

The McDougall's In Toyland - 18th February

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 12th March-16th March

The Donkey, Whippet & Giant Leek - 6th April

Cinderella - 7th December - 31st December

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Empire Consett

Beauty & The Beast - 15th - 20th January

Cinderella - 29th November - 31st December

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Hartlepool Town Hall

Kitchen Zoo The Three Bears - 3rd April

Tortoise & The Hair - 16th April

Tribute to Queen - 19th April

Charlie Cooks favourite book - 15th-16th May

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