Steeped in history, this Norman fortress is a rugged reminder of northern England’s turbulent past and where the city of Newcastle got its name. Enjoy exploring the ancient passageways and chambers, discover the hidden stories of the Castle’s inhabitants over the centuries, and take a journey up the roof to see the most commanding views of the city.
Castle Garth, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ, over 18s only
Entrance is via Castle Keep opposite the Bridge Hotel.
Limited wheelchair access.
0191 230 6300
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