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Ben Elton Live

The Tyne Theatre and Opera House have announced that comedian, author, playwright, actor and director Ben Elton will be taking to their stage on Friday 11th October 2019.

More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad.


As Ben says: "The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn."


The 53 date tour kicks off in Dublin on 27 September and then travels across the UK culminating in Torquay on 30 November. 


'Just give him a stage and a microphone and Ben Elton is the best. No contest.' - The Sunday Times


'There is nothing, absolutely nothing to beat Ben Elton live!' - Evening Standard


Tickets are priced at £30.


Friends of the Theatre pre-sale will take place on Friday 7th December. For more information on joining the theatre’s Friends Club please visit: http://tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk/support-us/friends-club/  


General tickets go on sale Monday 10th December from 10am



For further information, requests or press enquiries please contact Linsey Teggert at [email protected]


  • The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Box Office is open 10am-3:30pm Monday to Friday and event days
  • Booking and Information Line: 0844 2491 000 (10am – 6pm Monday to Friday)
  • More information at their Website: www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/tynetheatreandoperahouse | Twitter: twitter.com/tyneoperahouse
  • Theatre Address: 109 – 119 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG