Jesus Christ Superstar Newcastle: West End show visiting Theatre Royal on UK tour - dates and tickets

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The initial West End run of Jesus Christ Superstar took place at the Palace Theatre in August 1972 starring Paul Nicholas, Stephen Tate, and Dana Gillespie - 50 years later, it’s going on a UK tour, including Newcastle’s Theatre Royal.

Popular West End show Jesus Christ Superstar will be starting its UK wide tour this September, including a stop off at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal. Casting for the upcoming and highly anticipated tour has yet to be announced but if you want to go regardless, you will be able to secure your tickets soon.

The original West End production of Jesus Christ Superstar began back in 1972 at The Palace Theatre. The story is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ.

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Producer David Ian said: “I am thrilled to be taking this award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s much loved musical Jesus Christ Superstar on tour in 2023/2024.

“Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has created a fresh and bold new version of a beloved classic which will enthrall both longtime fans of the show and delight those seeing it for the very first time”.

Its revival in recent years has seen it win multiple awards. This latest incarnation of the phenomenon that is Jesus Christ Superstar won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and the 2016 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.

Jesus Christ Superstar in Newcastle

Newcastle is the second stop on the year-long tour, after it kicks off in Manchester. You can catch Jesus Christ Superstar at the Newcastle Theatre Royal from September 26 - 30.

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Jesus Christ Superstar - how to get tickets

Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to Palace Theatre for two weeks in September 2023.Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to Palace Theatre for two weeks in September 2023.
Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to Palace Theatre for two weeks in September 2023. | Getty Images

Tickets to see Jesus Christ Superstar are not yet on sale - but will be available on March 16 direct from the Newcastle Theatre Royal website.

Full list of UK tour dates for Jesus Christ Superstar


Palace Theatre, Manchester - September 11-23

Newcastle Theatre Royal - September 26-30

The Ambassador's

New Theatre, Hull - October 2-7

Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre - October 10-14

Glasgow Kings Theatre - October 16-21

Liverpool Empire - October 23-28

Milton Keynes Theatre - October 30-November 4

Plymouth Theatre Royal - November 6-11

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre - November 14-18

Bradford Alhambra Theatre - November 27-December 2


Nottingham Theatre Royal - January 8-13

Regent Theatre, Ipswich – January 15-20

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff - January 29-February 3

Edinburgh Playhouse - February 6-10

Leicester Curve - February 12-17

Regent Theatre, Stoke - February 19-24

Bristol Hippodrome - March 11-16

The Hawth, Crawley - March 1-23

Southampton Mayflower Theatre - March 25-30

Norwich Theatre Royal - April 8-13

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne - April 15-20

Birmingham Hippodrome - April 22-27

New Theatre, Oxford - May 06-11

New Wimbledon Theatre - May 13-18

New Victoria Theatre, Woking - June 3-8

Sunderland Empire Theatre - June 11-15

Canterbury Marlowe - June 17-22

Sheffield Lyceum - June 24-29

Venue Cymru, Llandudno - July 1-6

Princess Theatre, Torquay - July 16-20

Orchard Theatre, Dartford - July 22-27

Blackpool Grand - August 12-17

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