About Hull New Theatre
Hull New Theatre is Hull’s largest and grandest show theatre. Many big theatre companies bring their shows to this world-class theatre. Opening in 1939, it was a successor to the Hull Repertory Theatre Company and has since welcomed many of London’s West End hit shows including The Sound of Music, Fame The Musical, Rock of Ages and Jersey Boys.
Hull New Theatre has a seated capacity of 1,159 and is owned and operated by Hull City Council. Following an extensive £16m refurbishment, the theatre reopened in September 2017 with a stunning opening night performance from the Royal Ballet which was also broadcast on a large outdoor screen into Hull Queens Gardens.
The New Theatre’s refurbishment included a new taller fly-tower, allowing bigger UK touring productions to come to Hull than ever before. Since the re-opening in September 2017, Hull New Theatre has had many big productions already including the National Theatre’s Jane Eyre, The Northern Ballet’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Take That’s musical – The Band and Hairspray The Musical. Check out the list of shows below for what’s coming soon.
The new refurbishment, which was part funded by the arts council, included a bigger stage, a new restaurant and lounge bar as well as updated fixtures and furnishings throughout.