Strictly Live and Afternoon Tea in Wonderland - Your latest What’s On Guide for Newcastle

What’s on in Newcastle this weekend? Imogen Holland rounds up the latest events in the area.

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This first event will have you dancing in the aisles as Strictly Come Dancing The Live Arena Tour comes to the Utilita Arena.

Fans get the chance to see their favourite celebrity and professional dancers from this years Strictly competition.

The even takes place on January 27 and 28.

Elswhere, if you enjoy cakes and sweet treats and want to get the whole family involved, Seven Stories is hosting an Afternoon Tea in Wonderland.

Join the team for a children’s afternoon tea including Queen of Hearts mini jam tarts and ‘Eat Me’ shortbread biscuits.

After you have tucked into your food you will be joined by a special guest for story time and some fun and games. This event takes place on January 29 and 30 as well as February 12 and 13.

Theatre lovers will enjoy this next event, taking place at the Live Theatre in Newcastle. Rowan McCabe will tell his story of his door to door poetry, which he started before the pandemic.

The show is a mixture of spoken word and theatre, telling the story of McCabe’s travels around the North East, having knocked on people’s doors and written poems about it. The show asks the question, can we trust strangers?

This event will take place on February 2.

One final event for theatre lovers, the Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker, is coming to the Theatre Royal.

This classic tale tells the story of Clara’s journey through the worlds of her imagination as she falls asleep on Christmas Eve. The show will include choreography by Scottish Ballet founder Peter Darrell and live music performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

This event is available for audiences from February 2-5.

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