Word on the Street
Word on the Street
ANOTHER 125 YEARS FOR THEATRE ROYAL
NE1’s beloved Theatre Royal has just agreed its longest ever lease, meaning we - and a whole host of other generations - can enjoy world- class entertainment for the next 125 years! A stunning Grade 1 Listed building that stands tall on the beautiful Grey Street, the Theatre Royal has always been an iconic fixture in NE1’s cultural offering. Some hard- hitting stats, you ask? Well... the theatre attracts over 400,000 people from across the globe with over 400 spectacular performances each year, and the 2020/2021 panto has already sold 50,000 tickets! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for our stunning theatre. Here’s to the next 125 years!
RECORD BREAKING CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES IN THE CITY!
Newcastle’s new and improved Christmas extravaganza welcomed more than 2.7 million people in 2019, and they spent a massive £32.8m at the markets alone! On top of this, the total economic impact of the event was estimated at £70m when expenditure across the whole city by visitors to the market was taken into account. Throughout November and December 2019, a record number of visitors made their way into the city, meaning Newcastle experienced its busiest Sunday ever in terms of footfall! The Christmas markets team are already hard at work making sure 2020's festivities are even more special, but what a start!
SPARKLING CITY CENTRE LIVING
All eyes are on a brand new project that will look to redevelop apartments in Newcastle city centre! Morton Group recently signed an agreement that will see the conversion of old offices at New Bridge Street, turned into 24 high-quality apartments. The new development will offer a mix of one, two, three, and four-bedroom properties. We can’t wait to see this £6.6m venture come to life in the near future!
A SLICE OF SOPHISTICATION
World famous restaurant chain, The Ivy, has submitted plans to open a brand new eatery at 104-108 Grey Street! Renowned for its delicious bistro classics and incredible Instagrammable interiors, The Ivy has submitted planning applications to open up a three-floor restaurant, serving up exquisite all-day dining as well as a new bar and DJ booth for good times in NE1. Keep your eyes peeled!
Burger connoisseurs, Meat:Stack have submitted juicy plans to turn 41 Groat Market into a fine burger joint! Since bursting on to the scene as the go-to burger people over four years ago, Meat:Stack have developed into one of NE1’s best-loved burger spots - so popular in fact, they supply stunning food to the Dog and Parrot and even have their own daytime restaurant inside the Grainger Market! Stay tuned on social media for further updates on this delicious new venture. It's a must-attend for foodies of Newcastle, the North East and beyond!
A brand new American-style sports bar is opening its doors at 55 Degrees, following a multimillion pound renovation. What was once Antler, the city's alpine-themed bar and restaurant, is now Bar 52 - a place to lose yourself in live sporting action from around the world, topped off with Budweiser, burgers, hot wings, loaded fries and more!