This quaint theatre in the heart of Gateshead was built during world war II due to the generosity of sisters Ruth & Sylvia Hope-Dodds and is believed to be the only theatre built during this period. The bricks & mortar will hold so much emotion and despair of the ill fated casualties of world war II and the location was actually halted as a theatre by hostilities after the site was acquired in 1939 being at one time requistioned as a barrage balloon station by the RAF and then the bomb falling in Saltwell Park which is located across the road from the theatre which inturn damaged windows & doors and also a tree falling through the roof. The Little Theatre has had many unstable periods of compulsory purchase and demolition during the 1960's & 70's and all this emotion will also place itself amongst it walls & corridors.
Figures have been seen flickering in between the changing rooms and along the darkened corridors with customers & staff reporting and overwhelming feeling of sadness resonating from underneath the stage. Noises of movement coming from unseen feet & unknown voices being heard from the darkness which lurks in each corner of the stage.
9pm-2am £28per person. Over 18s only. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be refused. Terms and conditions apply. This location is not suitable for wheelchair uses or those with mobility issues.
Little Theatre Gateshead
1-4 Saltwell View
Tyne & Wear
When we visit this beautiful but eerie Little Theatre Gateshead, what will you uncover??