*The venue has not asked me to write this and it was written on 8th July*
Image: Adam Vandriwala
The Tyne Theatre and Opera House is a Grade 1 listed theatre and it is a magnificent building. I have seen some talented artists tread the stage and always been blown away by what I have seen.
I remember as a child I went to see Playdays and it was the best day of my life, my family would take me to see the Panto with the late Brendan Healey and my tummy would hurt from laughing so much.
I really want to create more memories in this treasure that is the Tyne Theatre and Opera House but with Covid19 hovering over us, I am still unsure about the theatre industry.
The Theatre is a non-profit organisation and as they say on their website, they rely upon the public for funding.
“We could not do this without your help, and just by visiting the theatre, you are helping to keep its wonderful heritage alive. There is still much to be done, and this would not be possible without the hard work of our volunteers and the generosity of the public”
Tyne Theatre & Opera House switched on a small electric lamp which in theatre tradition is left on stage to light up the theatre when it is closed and in darkness. They have created the #BeOurGhostLight social media campaign.
Saying on the website
“Whilst all theatres have their own individual ghost light and their own explanation of its origin, for us all, the ghost light serves as a beacon of hope, ensuring the theatre never goes completely dark.”
The theatre opened in 1867, with the vision that it would be a ‘theatre for everyone’ and despite hardships, we have managed to stay true to this ethos for over 150 years. And now they need us to be their light.
To find out more, watch the video below
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