Newcastle Castle - Black Gate

Uncover the changing face of the Castle through the ages, from royal fortress and border stronghold to grim dungeon and teeming slum.

Castle Garth, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ
No wheelchair access

0191 230 6300

34. Event at Newcastle Castle - Black Gate

20th May

Hamlet performances are now fully booked. Visitors may still drop in to climb the Castle Keep for panoramic city views.

Marvel at the best views in town from the rooftop of the Keep.

Experience the lower storeys of the Keep with a candlelit promenade performance of Hamlet (The Edited Highlights). In the 1700s, the Castle played host to Newcastle’s first recorded Shakespeare performance!

A guide will lead you from room to room, where you will witness scenes performed by Heaton’s Catch a Pig Theatre Company.

Hamlet performances at 7, 8, 9 and 10pm

Newcastle Castle - Black Gate Castle Garth, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ No wheelchair access

Maintained by Harry Bailey