Tyne Theatre's heritage conference

Published: 7 May 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Tyne Theatre

Tyne Theatre and Opera House will hold an international conference in September at the end of a year-long heritage project, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Victorian & Edwardian Theatre in Performance: Music & Machinery—Stagecraft & Spectacle will take place September 13–15 in the Grade I listed building, itself an example of Victorian theatre.

Speakers from USA and Europe will join those from the UK to examine the inter-relationships between the stage, the orchestra pit, the performer and the audience during the periods. A wide variety of subjects are expected including papers on silent film, the role of dance, Victorian transformation scenes and theatre fires!

The conference will culminate in a demonstration of the theatre’s Victorian stage machinery, currently being restored.

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